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
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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!
We are proud of Claire Congdon for her painting of the Central Academy banner for the annual art exhibit!
Dear Central Academy students and parents, Please remember Parent conferences are Thursday, March 1, and Tuesday, March 6, from 3:30 – 7:30 PM. It is an open house style without scheduled appointments. If these times are inconvenient for …
The 10th annual DMPS District Science Fair took over the Science Center of Iowa last week. Research revealed some groundbreaking projects. We applaud the curiosity and scholarship of DMPS students who are adding to the body of knowledge and human understanding! Click headline to read about the projects and see all the familiar names who took home top awards!
Dear Central Academy students and parents, Academy teachers are having robust discussions about how we can improve the clarity and timeliness of our communication on student progress during the semester. Many Academy teachers are still relatively new to …