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August 15th, 2017

If you were unable to attend the Parent Academy on Tuesday, 8/15, click the headline to download a PDF of the presentation.


August 10th, 2017

Every year, DMPS resets passwords for students. However, some schools opt out of the reset. So, some students will continue with their previous passwords and others will have to create a new password. On August 16, 2017, student passwords for computers, email and Infinite Campus will be reset (unless their school opted out). So, if your password isn’t working after August 16, you’ll have to create a new one. Click Headline for more info.


August 4th, 2017

Central Academy faculty spent the summer attending workshops, conferences, and training sessions to provide the richest experiences for their students. AP Art History teacher, Becky Johnson (pictured in Red), had the opportunity to tour Rome with Dr. Kleiner (pictured in stripes), who wrote the AP Art History Textbook that we use!


August 1st, 2017

Welcome Back! Click the headline for school start up information. There is also a PDF link with maps, schedules, and policies!


July 13th, 2017

Students taking English or Social Studies have summer assignments that are due on the first day of school! Please check under the “About Us” tab -> “Summer Assignments” for a complete listing and all handouts.


May 19th, 2017

Two teams of Central Academy students earned impressive recognition for their performance in international math modeling competitions sponsored by COMAP (The Consortium for Math and its Applications). Click headline to learn more!


April 18th, 2017

Congratulations to Cathi Miller, an English teacher at Central Academy, on being one of 52 educators from across the country to be named a 2017 Digital Innovator by the Public Broadcasting Service. This is the second year in a row that Iowa’s recipient of this honor has taught at Des Moines Public Schools. Click headline to read and see more on how she is integrating technology to support and improve education.


April 10th, 2017

Due to the success of our Pottery program, we have grown out of our current studio space. Our goal is to raise $500,000 to renovate a currently unused space at our school (1912 Grand Ave.) into a state-of-the-art studio. A crew of throwing students are working together to produce an art show “A R T & SOUL,” displaying Milne’s work and as the works of potters in the program. The art show will open to the public, allowing guests to view Level A and see it’s potential on Saturday, April 15th from 7-9pm at Central Academy, 1912 Grand Ave. Please contact Dara Green at dara.green@dmschools.org for more information or Kim Kinney at 515-242-7888 if you would like to make a donation.


April 3rd, 2017

More than 80 DMPS student-scientists who qualified at the school district’s science fair in February took their projects to the next level last week in the State Science and Technology Fair at Iowa State University in Ames. Their work went neither unnoticed nor unrewarded. In both the middle school and high school divisions DMPS entrants won top honors in multiple categories. Click Headline for more.


April 3rd, 2017

Central Academy sits at a global crossroads. Last week a student delegation returned from a 10-day educational tripo to Germany, Austria, Switzer-land and Lichtenstein. Students annually travel between here and Japan. In October, the Afghanistan Ambassador to the U.S. made a visit. Last fall students continued a longstanding exchange between DMPS and Hjorring, Denmark. This week the favor was returned as DMPS hosted the Danes. Click headline for more.