Archive for April, 2018
April 10th, 2018

Each Central Academy Department had the daunting challenge of selecting just one senior to receive a special commendation for their work in their discipline. Click the headline to find links to the speeches about each of the seniors selected for 2018.


April 9th, 2018

Robert Nishimwe was elected to be the Senior Speaker for 2018.  Known for his incredible accomplishments, compassion, and activism, Robert said, “I ask that we become more conscious of how our language, actions, and beliefs impact others.” Robert started at Central Academy in the 7th grade as a member of the Prep Academy and has … Read more »


April 8th, 2018

Aaron Choi taught himself hip-hop from watching YouTube videos growing up, but when he realized that videos could only take him so far, he decided that he wanted to venture out and learn about all types of dance forms and Des Moines Public Schools helped him make this new found passion a reality. Click the headline to watch a recent video of his work


April 8th, 2018

Dezell Turner, East High, was selected as the FY2018 Senior Scholar by his peers at Central Academy. To get an idea about Dezell, check out the video he created for his MIT application by clicking the headline and then clicking the link, “Etch-a-Sketch Calculus”.


April 5th, 2018

Congratulations to juniors Natalie Chartier, Ben Wonderlin, and Cammy Primeau for earning perfect scores on the ACT exam taken in February! Click the headline to read the District story about them.


April 2nd, 2018

So, you’ve ordered your AP Exams, now what? Click on the headline to visit our AP Exam page. NOTE: The locations, times and dates for each exam are listed. This is important because some exams you take at your home school even if you took the class at Academy. Some exams are ONLY offered at Academy, no matter where you took the class! Check it out! We will complete pre-administration in late April.


April 2nd, 2018

We are so incredibly proud of all our Seniors! Our annual Senior Recognition ceremony is Sunday, April 8 at 2:00 PM at the Temple of Performing Arts, Downtown (1011Locust St). The program will last about an hour with light refreshments afterwards. Family of our seniors are welcome to attend.


April 2nd, 2018

Maya and Kevin want you to know how to register to vote and exercise your voting rights! They developed the attached New Voter Fact sheet! Click the headline to download your copy!