2-hour Early Dismissal

​Dear Central Academy Students and families, Because of severe weather this afternoon, Des Moines Public Schools will be dismissing 2 hour early today, Wednesday, December 15, 2021. Here is how this affects Central Classes: DMPS High Schools:  Block …

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December Newsletter

​Dear Central Academy students and families, We have an excellent support staff at Central Academy.  We are lucky to have Amy Cummings join our team as our second counselor this year. She brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to …

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Smoke Alarm Cleared by DMFD

​Dear Central Academy students and families, There was a small smoke event in one of the basements of the parking garage at Central Academy today at 12:56 in the middle of period 5.  Friction caused enough smoke to …

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AP Exam Orders Due

​Dear Central Academy High School Students and Families, This message is for students taking an Advanced Placement class this year. Please log into your College Board account this weekend and check your exam order status.  https://myap.collegeboard.org There is a two-step process …

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Mid Term Phone Conferences

Dear Central Academy Students and families, We are almost halfway through the first semester and teachers are posting in-progress grades.  It is important to note that in-progress grades in skills based classes like English, World Languages, and Social …

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Academy Newsletter October 1

Dear Central Academy students and families, School leaders around the nation have been abuzz this week with the latest violent Tik Tok Challenge.  Pre-pandemic Tik Tok challenges typically consisted of posting a video of yourself attempting some silly …

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8th Grade Academy English Unit

Dear 8th grade parents and students, The 8th Grade English team created an overview of October’s eighth grade English unit, “Metamorphosis”. Its purpose is to give a quick look at the assignments and the approximate due dates. The link …

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Stay Home If You Feel Sick

Although COVID transmission in Polk County remains at a high level, other viruses are circulating and causing significant amounts of illness in our community. The result is an increased load on our health care and hospital systems. How …

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Academy Newsletter September 2021

Dear Central Academy Students and Families, SCORING BY TARGET In late September we typically notice that students begin to worry about grades, even though grades are not issued until January and teachers are just beginning to collect and …

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