• Spirit Week and Homecoming 2023

    We are so excited for the event-filled week ahead here at Columbus Africentric Early College during the opening days of Fall! Spirit Week begins on Monday, September 25, spans the full week, and culminates with our Homecoming Football Game vs. Marion-Franklin High School here at Africentric on Friday, September 29 at 7 PM, and with our annual Homecoming Dance on Saturday, September 30, 2023 from 7-10 PM.

    Tickets for our Homecoming Football Game are $5 and will be accessible for purchase through our website 48 hours prior to kickoff.

    On Friday this week, during halftime of the football game, the Royal Court and the King and Queen for our Homecoming Dance will be revealed. Don't miss out on this special moment!

    On Saturday, September 30, our 2023 Homecoming Dance “Masquerade Ball” will take place here at Africentric Early College. Doors will open at 7 PM, and all students who plan to attend must be in the building by 7:30 PM. No students will be admitted to the Homecoming Dance after 7:30 PM. Students who leave the building at any time will not be permitted to re-enter. There will be no exceptions, and no refunds.

    The Homecoming Dance is for current Africentric High School students in good standing in grades 9-12 only. No Middle School students will be admitted.

    Attire for Homecoming is fun formal–dress to impress and also to look and feel your best! Formal wear is suits and dresses; these do not have to be new items of clothing. Please note that students wearing inappropriate or casual attire–jeans, t-shirts, shorts, cutoffs, and other extreme forms of casual wear, as well as any style of inappropriate clothing, casual or formal–will not be admitted to the dance.

    Tickets for students are $15 and can be purchased online by scanning the QR codes on the Masquerade Ball flyers posted throughout the building. Students wishing to bring an outside guest may pick up an application from Mama Thomas in the Main Office. However, the form must be completed and returned for review by administration before Thursday, September 29, 2023. No outside individuals over the age of 18 will be permitted to attend the Homecoming Dance.

    Let's celebrate our school spirit and have a great week ahead! Go Nubians!

  • CAEC Middle School and High School Open House (Grades 6-12)

    Thursday, September 28, 2023

    5:00 to 6:30 PM

  • School Picture Day


    School Picture Day is approaching! Please see the dates and attached flyers below for your student's school/grade level.

    Elementary School K-5: Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - Info Flyer

    High School 9-12: Monday, October 9, 2023 - Info Flyer

    Middle School 6-8: Thursday, October 19, 2023 - Info Flyer

  • Dress Code

    All students are expected to wear dress code.

    Grades 9-12: Black polo tops and khaki bottoms.

    Grades PK-8: Purple polo tops and khaki bottoms.

    This is an expectation that is strictly enforced.

  • Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

    Please see the images below for our daily arrival and dismissal procedures.



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School Announcements

  • CAEC Student Artist Wins Award for Artwork!


    We would like to congratulate JJ Brown for receiving the Honorable Mention Award for the 4th Annual Otterbein High School Art Exhibition! She received this award for her photograph titled "Little Brother." JJ is now officially eligible for the talent scholarship if she attends Otterbein University. Congratulations to JJ for being the first CAEC student to place in the top 5 for this art exhibition!

    *** Read all about it here! ***

  • Showcasing Africentric Artists


    We are proud to celebrate the following five highly-talented Africentric student artists who have been accepted into the Ohio Arts Education Association’s Emerging Artist Showcase for 2022:

    Neveah Frey

    Keiwon Grimes

    NDeye Diop

    Paris Steele

    Aiyana Harrison


    An in-person show featuring their projects will be held at the King Arts Complex. Dates and further details regarding this show will be announced. You may preview their work below.


    Congratulations, Nubians!!





    Neveah Frey

    Student: Nevaeh Frey (10)

    Title: Self-Portrait

    Medium:  Pencil / Marker

    Teacher: Sidney Irvine


    NDeye Diop

    Student: NDeye Diop (11)

    Title: Self-Portrait

    Medium:  Acrylic

    Teacher: Sidney Irvine


    Keiwon Grimes

    Student: Keiwon Grimes (9)

    Title: Emotions in B&W

    Medium:  Digital Photography

    Teacher: Sidney Irvine


    Paris Steele

    Student: Paris Steele (11)

    Title: Untitled Character Design

    Medium:  Water Color Marker

    Teacher: Sidney Irvine


    Aiyana Harrison

    Student: Aiyana Harrison (9)

    Title: Cosmic Mushroom

    Medium:  Water Color Paint & Marker

    Teacher: Sidney Irvine

District Announcements


Contact Us

  • Phone:

    • High School 9-12: (614) 365-8675
    • Middle School 6-8: (614) 365-6517 
    • Elementary School PreK-5: (614) 365-6517

    Email: africentrichs@columbus.k12.oh.us

    School Hours: 

    • High School 9-12: 7:30 am - 2:30 pm  
    • Middle School 6-8: 7:30 am - 2:30 pm  
    • Elementary School PreK-5: 8:50 am - 3:30 pm

    Columbus Africentric Early College PreK-12