About Us

Home to Iowa’s top AP program and first IB Diploma program

Central Academy fosters academic excellence through the challenge of a compacted curriculum and the stimulation of intensive work with the students’ intellectual peers.

Central Academy is listed in the top 1% of educational programs nationally, as recognized by the College Board.

Students are encouraged to develop skills, maturity, and responsibility to pursue high academic achievement. Students who successfully complete the program are prepared for the competitive demands of top colleges and universities.

The curriculum offers acceleration and enrichment beyond the traditional high school program and prepares students to take Advanced Placement coursework by 10th grade. The results for Academy students on Advanced Placement exams have continually exceeded state and national averages in each of the subject areas. Nearly 4,000 prestigious AP Scholar awards have been earned by Central Academy students since 1991.

For additional information about Central Academy, please visit the links to the right.