A competitive program that is open to all grade levels. Competition is based on a team's mastery of specific academic categories including Literature, Fine Arts, Science, Geography, History, Current Events, and Mathematics. The Catholic Central Academic Team competes at the Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Freshman levels. All three teams compete throughout the state and travel out-of-state to nationally recognized tournaments. The Catholic Central Academic Team is a fierce competitor in the State of Michigan and is recognized as one of the most competitive programs in the nation.
Detroit Catholic Central is a school where students flourish both inside and outside of the classroom.
In order to experience all that CC has to offer, students participate in several extracurricular activities, including athletics, clubs, intramurals, and student government. This is where many of the long-lasting friendships and bonds of brotherhood are cultivated. Currently Catholic Central features more than 35 clubs and activities that range from outdoor experiences like archery and backpacking to robotics, drama, band/orchestra, and media/broadcast news.
An estimated 90% of students participate in at least one extracurricular activity.
Our intramural sports alone have more than 250 participants each year. Student Activities, which includes the student council and class officers, consists of almost 100 students who take leadership roles with dances, assemblies, fundraisers, and other spirit activities.
CC DECA is a variety of activities that center on business, granting many skills beneficial for daily and professional life. CC has one of the premier high school DECA organizations, and routinely brings many Shamrocks to national competition every year. DECA members have access to exclusive merch and fun field trips.
The Drama Club at Detroit Catholic Central provides students an outlet for their creative and performance desires. The club meets regularly during the school year, attends field trips to performances at local colleges and other high schools, and stages a production every year at CC's annual Fine Arts Festival on the first weekend of May.
Finance Club meets twice a month and is dedicated to two things: increasing the knowledge of all of our members in everything related to the world of finance and managing a large portfolio of money on behalf of the school. As a member of the club, you will learn about stocks, credit, economics, jobs/internships, and many more topics. You will also learn how to deeply analyze and pitch a stock that may help the club earn money for years to come.
FIRST Robotics at Catholic Central is a competition team that participates in the international FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). The team is composed of students from all grade levels working together to design, build, and compete with a unique robot every year. The competition season is from January 1 to April 30.
HOSA – Future Health Professionals enhances the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill, and leadership development of students interested in careers in health care through service projects, speakers, field trips, and competitions.
Volleyball is a spring sport at Catholic Central. The team is part of the Michigan Boys Volleyball Conference, which includes teams from all over the state, and the season runs from mid-March through early June. There are tryouts to make the team. Once the season starts, we have daily practices and will have weekly matches against other schools in Southeast Michigan. No experience is necessary, and there are opportunities to learn more about the game and improve skills during the fall and winter.
- Archery Club
- Art Club
- Backpacking Club
- Cards Club
- Chess Club
- Debate & Forensics
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes
- Finance Club
- Fishing Club
- Flying Shamrocks
- French Club
- HOSA - Future Health Professionals
- Intramural Basketball Association
- Intramural Flag Football League
- Intramural Soccer
- Latin Club
- MESA (Middle Eastern Student Association)
- Model United Nations
- Monogram Club
- Pickleball Club
- Shamrock I.D. - "Intentional Disciples"
- Rocks Vitae
- Shamrock News and Media Team
- Shamrock STEM Ambassador Corps
- Shamrock Voice
- Shamrock Yearbook
- Shamrocks for Veterans
- Spanish Club & Spanish Honor Society
- Spectrum Newspaper
- STEM Club
- Student Activities