Archive for March, 2016
March 24th, 2016

Read about a pair of twin sisters and close friends who, since graduating from Lincoln High School and Central Academy in 2004, have pursued STEM careers. Ru-Huey Yen went to medical school and is completing her residency at California Pacific Medical Center, while sister Ru-Shyan is an architect in Seattle. Emma White completed her PhD at ISU and is now a post-doctoral researcher at the Ames Laboratory, while sister Molly is an engineer at the NASA Johnson Space Center. Click here for more.


March 23rd, 2016

If you did not attend the informational meeting about the 8th Grade Academy program, you can download the powerpoing by clicking the headline and then clicking on the file. Registration forms are due by Tuesday, March 29. 8th Grade Academy Informational Mtg


March 11th, 2016

Sign up for your AP Exams by March 28!  DMPS students sign up for all your exams (even Academy exams) at your home school’s bookkeeper’s office.  Out of District students sign up in the Academy office.  Exams cost $92.  Once a student turns in an order form, the fee will show up in Infinite Campus … Read more »


March 11th, 2016

Meet Academy Alumnus, Ms. Rachel Schneider!  She tutors students for free during school on Tuesdays from 12:45 – 2:15 and Thursdays 11:30 -2:15.  Come down to the lobby for help with Mathematics, English, Science (including AP classes like AP Physics)!  She’s available to work with 8th grade students during their directed study periods.  She’s also … Read more »


March 11th, 2016

For the past several months Central Academy has been working closely with DMPS middle schools to identify students for the 8th Grade Academy for 2016-17.  Letters to prospective students will be mailed on March 14, 2015.  Click headline for more information.


March 11th, 2016

IB seniors attended a Linguistics Challenge at ISU that consisted of both individual and team efforts to analyze and solve language puzzles and to explain underlying linguistic patterns. Jazzaray James, Alexandra Millan, Rebecca Rodrigues, & Addison Williamson challenged their analytic and reasoning skills in order to identify language rules and patterns. Pictures: click headline.


March 9th, 2016

Students in Dr. Sachiko Murphy’s Japanese class at Central Academy hosted students from Yamanashi, Japan today, and spent the day learning about immigration and diversity in Des Moines. The Japanese students, visiting for five days, met their local peers at Central Academy before hitting the streets to visit a Sikh temple, the Tai Dam village, and the Italian Cultural Center. Click headline to read and see more of this international lesson.