Would a small, arts-focused, community-centered public high school be right for your student?

Call to schedule a tour or shadow day (603.742.0700).

Recent News

  • Fundraiser Calendars now on sale! CATA's annual fundraiser calendars are on sale now!  Win gift cards, theater tickets and other great prizes, all with a value of $25 or more!  Purchase calendars at $10 ...
    Posted Sep 30, 2014, 7:46 AM by Brenda McCartney
  • Student-Led Parent Teacher Conferences Conference time is upon us! If you have yet to schedule your student's conference, please call the front office at 603.742.0700 or email Jessica and Brenda (jwilliams ...
    Posted Sep 25, 2014, 5:24 AM by Jessica Williams
  • Your Weekly Update has Arrived! If you think you should be receiving a CATA Weekly Update email and it's not in your in inbox, first check your spam folder and then drop me (Jessica ...
    Posted Sep 12, 2014, 1:20 PM by Jessica Williams
  • Mandatory Parent Orientation CATA's annual Parent Orientation will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 6:30 pm.  Participation in an orientation is required, so please call the office if you cannot ...
    Posted Sep 3, 2014, 6:16 AM by Brenda McCartney
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CATA is currently accepting applications for grades 9-12 
for both the current and upcoming school year. 

Cocheco Arts and Technology Academy is a college preparatory, public charter school established in 2004 to serve 9th to 12th grade students with specialized interests in arts and technology.  “The artistic expression of the academic experience using the technology of today” permeates all of CATA’s core academics, arts electives, as well as independent studies and extended learning opportunities.  We are located in Dover, NH and are tuition-free to New Hampshire residents.

Our mission is to provide excellence in secondary education through college preparatory academics, performing arts, fine arts, and technology related to the arts.  CATA is dedicated to creating an educational community where each student thrives, exploring personal interests in an atmosphere that encompasses different learning styles, individual learning opportunities, smaller class sizes and multiple methods of learning assessment.

CATA's goals are ...

  • To nurture creative thinkers, independent learners, and active citizens
  • To promote increased skills for admittance to arts-based and/or liberal art colleges using a professional representation of their arts and technology-based skills
  • To promote excellence in education through innovative, engaging and challenging coursework
  • To encourage and guide students to take responsibility for their education
  • To provide a curriculum that integrates arts and technology into the classroom rather than being a supplement to learning
  • To develop methods that identify, sustain and incorporate multiple learning styles and assessment enabling all students to attain their education goals










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