Items of Interest
Welcome to Centerville School!
Before & After School Program
Students in K-6th grade are eligible to participate in the Before and After School Program. This program is available at only $1.00 (one dollar) per family per day. The Before School hours begin at 7:30 AM and the After School Program hours are 3:15 PM to 6:00PM. Students are supervised during this time and are allowed their choice of many activities. There are separate activity rooms for students in K-2 and 3-6. Students in the program are furnished with an after school snack. This program is available if school starts late or lets out early because of inclement weather and is also open during Parent Teacher Conferences. The program is a valuable addition to the Centerville Community and is one of only a few programs in the state that do not charge a fee for this service .
Centerville School offers a Breakfast Program to all school age children, beginning at 7:30 AM each morning. Most items on the menu are at no charge and a sample menu includes toast with peanut butter or jelly, milk, cereal, oatmeal, fruit, Poptarts, granola and fruit bars. We encourage all students to take advantage of starting the school day with a nourishing breakfast.
Tutor Program available to all students
A free tutorial service is offered to all students at Centerville School. High school student tutors are available from 7:30 to 8:15 AM each school morning andfrom 3:30 to 4:30 PM each day. Tutors are available to students at all grade levels and all subjects.
Some Good Facts
11-1 Student/Teacher Ratio
*ACT and SAT test results are consistently higher than the state average
*9 credit hours of college credit available from local colleges
*50 High School class offerings available
*Current teaching materials are used for instruction
*2-1 Student/ Computer Ratio
*Student Aide Program
Long Distance Learning Classes Offered
Centerville School is a member of the Southeast Interactive Long Distance Learning Cooperative which enables students in Centerville to take classes from other schools or from local universities. Centerville School has one Long Distance Learning system which allows only the schools in the Cooperative to offer classes to each other and it also has the DDN network which allows students to take classes from any other school in South Dakota. Students attending Centerville are able to take Dual Credit classes which gives them college credit as well as high school credit. Classes that are offered are:
English 101 from University of South Dakota
English 201 from University of South Dakota
College Algebra from Mt. Marty
The cost of these classes is less than on campus classes and the credits are transferable to any other college or university. Students graduating from Centerville School can have 9 college credits completed before they enter any other college.
JOIN US FOR:
Safe Learning Environment
Inclusive extra-curriculars (if you join you participate )
Strong Phonics Program
New School/Community Library
Excellent Special Needs Program
Reading Incentive Program
New Music & Athletic Facilities
Comments by Parents:
* The students are treated with respect and it is expected of them to be respectful.
* Administration and school board are very approachable.
* Support of parents with students that require special needs is way above average.
* School puts the kids first.
* We have some great teachers who can really reach the children and make them excited about learning.
Comments by Graduating Seniors
* Friendly teachers
* Students can be involved in many activities.
* Staff gives personal extra time to students.
* Students feel comfortable enough to talk to teachers about issues that concern them.
"My husband and I were worried that our children would not adjust to a much smaller school and would really miss the schools in Fort Collins, Colorado. But, we worried for nothing. The smaller class sizes at Centerville School have given our children more one-on-one time with their teachers. We also feel that with less students in the classroom, our children won't be just a number. I know that I can call the teacher and talk about my child if there is a problem. Our kids love Centerville School and if given the chance would not move back to their old schools."
Parent Christen Cunningham who moved to Centerville, from Fort Collins, Colorado
"My wife, I, and our three children all graduated from CHS and felt adequately prepared for our choices in life. We still feel the school does a great job educating their students and is one of Centerville's greatest assets."
Stan Schmiedt, Alumnus/Pharmacist