The Central High Freshman Academy (CFA) was established in 2009. CFA has the distinct honor and privilege of serving all ninth-grade students for the Phenix City School System. CFA is located in a suburban area in Phenix City, Alabama. The 2022-2023 enrollment is approximately 600 students.  

    The Central Freshman Academy was established to remove obstacles that prohibited student success among high school students in America. According to research, ninth grade is a critical component to establishing and maintaining a good foundation in high school. Our goal is to provide an educational program that will empower all students to make good choices and meet the challenges of the 21st Century. 

    Each freshman has the opportunity to take 4 core courses; Physical Education, Career Preparedness, numerous electives, and several student club activities.  Our students are afforded the opportunity of combining with Central High School (CHS) students at a specific period in the school day and participate in smaller group classes for core content, band, drama, visual art, choir, NJROTC, Television/Media Productions, Engineering, Healthcare, and various athletics. Each of the career and technical programs also involve the community and corporate partnerships with local businesses in order to allow for students to receive training in the skills they identify as needed. CHS and CFA are connected by a walk-over (bridge); the travel distance is approximately 30 seconds by walking at a normal pace. Our students are also exposed to technology in the classrooms via the 1:1 Chromebook initiative for grades 9 - 12. Other classroom technologies also include: Smart Boards, Mobi slates, hover cameras, web cameras, and even some 3D goggles. Three of the classrooms that utilize and learn applications of technology are used daily to teach Career Preparedness and the fourth is our Business Technology Applications lab. These technological resources are used to support and enhance the quality instruction that our teachers provide while giving the students the experience using the latest technological devices.