Archive for September, 2016
September 29th, 2016

Students in Marcketti’s AMPS class were challenged by Dr. Spellerberg and his students at Simpson to develop a mathematical model for predicting the best location for a new satellite Center for Disabilities and Development Clinic for children with Down’s Syndrome balancing the medical goals of the clinic, driving times for families, and the building and overhead costs for opening the clinic. Click the headline for pictures of the students at work.


September 29th, 2016

One hundred sixty-seven of the DMPS students named AP scholars for 2016 attended some classes at Central Academy. Students from all five comprehensive high schools, have earned Advanced Placement Scholar honors from the College Board, the second most ever recognized at Iowa’s largest school district. Twenty students earned National AP Scholar recognition, all of them attended Academy. Click headline for story.


September 27th, 2016

Congratulations to Roosevelt seniors Maeve Greising, Shivani Kumaresan, Abbott LaPrade, Jade Miller, Aidan Palmer and Jack Romp on being chosen Semi-Finalists in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship competition, placing them among the top young scholars in the state and nation. The students, who also attend Central Academy, were selected based on their strong performance on the Preliminary SAT (PSAT) test taken last year.


September 27th, 2016

The new course, “Introduction to Art History” is off and running! This unit, instructor Becky Johnson has her students studying artistic communication styles spanning ancient Egyptian cuneiform to modern graffiti!  Sound interesting?  Think about this new option in your Learner Plan for next year!


September 9th, 2016

Academy After Hours is held on most Tuesdays from 2:30 – 4:30. Popcorn, music, and mentoring sessions teach students critical skills for forming and functioning in study groups. We’re working together to further academic achievement! Click headline to get the bus schedule, see the flyer, and take a 2 question survey.


September 9th, 2016

The next Parent Academy is Tuesday, September 13, from 6:30 -7:30. There will be 2-30minute presentations repeated at 6:30 and at 7:00– attend one or the other, or both (or even the same one twice!). Click headline for a description of the presentations.


September 9th, 2016

Starting Monday, September 12, the Central Campus Cafeteria is opening a new satellite lunch station in the Academy lobby. Students will be able to use their normal lunch code or school ID to pick up a sandwich (or salad), fruit, side, and milk.  Students will, of course, still have access to the main cafeteria for … Read more »


September 1st, 2016

A generous gift from Wells Blue Bunny led to 1152 bomb pops handed out at Central Academy to celebrate the new year!  Click headline to see more pictures of the looks of bemusement to joy!  Special thanks to the student volunteers who handed out the bomb pops as students arrived during lunch.