School News


Good Luck Roosevelt at Homecoming!


 Riders had their spirit showing today!  See pictures of Roosevelt spirit at Academy by clicking the headline above.

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Parent Academy September 23


Tuesday, September 23 from 6 – 7 PM, Central Academy is hosting the first in its series of Parent Academy meetings.  Every other month throughout the school year, we will offer short sessions on topics of interest to Central Academy Parents. This month parents may choose from among 3 sessions.  Each 25-minute session will be … Read more »


IB Year 11 Art Students


IB Visual Art student artists practiced a “Gallery Visit”. Every month students are required to get out into the community to see art in person. This can be accomplished individually or with our monthly “Date Night”. Date Night is hosted by students, who chose a gallery show to attend as a group, followed by dinner … Read more »

Hoover Spirit

Photos of Academy Students in Action


Good Luck Hoover at Homecoming tonight!  See pictures of Hoover Spirit, students in Science Labs last Wednesday and the Diploma Programme Luncheon last Friday by going to our Flickr page!  Click the headline or


Central Academy Juniors


Attention all CA juniors – Central Academy will be offering the PSAT on Wednesday, October 15th.  Please sign up with Mrs. Cloe in the counseling office.  Check ($20) or cash is due at time of registration.  Checks can be made out to Central Academy.  Interested sophomores should also inquire in the counseling office.


Golden Circle College Fair on 9/28


Over 140 colleges and universities will be on hand for the Golden Circle College Fair at the HyVee Hall (next to the Iowa Events Center) on Sunday, September 28 from 12:30 – 3 PM.  Find out more by clicking on the headline above.

Upcoming Events

Sep 23
Parent Academy
Oct 16
Fall Central Academy Conferences
Oct 21
Fall Central Academy Conferences
Oct 22
ACT Explore/Plan
Oct 24
No Classes

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The Central Academy Alumni Network was established to foster support for the continued excellence in education at the Academy. The Network will serve as a vehicle for fundraising activities, alumni networking, and volunteer efforts directed at enabling the continued success of the Academy.  Find them at

The Counseling Tab (above) is up-to-date with college visits, scholarship information and much, much more!  Check it out!


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About Central Academy


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Central Academy was established in 1985 by the Des Moines School District. The Academy is a program dedicated to providing a challenging, fast-paced, academic curriculum for students with exceptional abilities. Read More…

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