Sign Up for Parent Conferences October 16

Dear Central Academy students and families,


Parent-initiated conferences, where parents arrange to meet with teachers, will be on Monday, October 16.  We will have opportunities for parents to schedule phone conferences or attend during our drop-in conferences on that day.

12:00- 3:30: Schedule a 5-minute phone conference with teachers.

BOOK your appointment.  This VIDEO explains the booking system.

4:00 – 8:00 PM: Drop-in Conferences.  There are no scheduled appointments during this time. Come to Academy and meet with teachers first come, first served.

As always, you can email your child’s teacher with any concerns or questions outside of conference times.  Find teacher emails at


Students can make adjustments to their AP Exam order by signing into their College Board account at through November 3, 2023. After that, all order changes must go through the Administrator where your class is being taught. The last day Administrators can change your order without incurring fees is Tuesday, November 15. 

After November 15, it will cost $40 to make changes to your order by cancelling or ordering an exam (even if you qualify for the grant).  We can order an exam until March 1, 2023.You can cancel an exam until the day that it is given in May.

Learn more about AP Exam Ordering HERE.


We will be hosting the first ever Midwest Regional High School Mediation Tournament later this month.  Students must be in grades 9 – 12 to participate.

Find out more about our Mediation Tournament HERE.  The last day to sign up is October 20. Sign up your team of 3 students HERE.

Learn about Mediation. No experience needed.  Learn about the law. Get negotiation skills.  Training and Tournament October 26-28.  Good practice for lawyers, business people, social justice advocates and the rest of us.

Dr. Gogerty

Director of Advanced Learning

Des Moines Public Schools

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