News
February 16th, 2018

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!


January 31st, 2018

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 using Standards Referenced Grading (SRG) because many of the Academy courses are among the last to roll … Read more »


January 11th, 2018

Due to weather and road conditions, all classes are cancelled at Central Academy and all DMPS schools today, January 11, 2018. First semester will now close on Tuesday, January 16 with final grades submitted by January 18. Follow the A-Day/B-day Pattern. Friday is B-day, Tuesday is A-day. Second semester starts on Wednesday, a B-day.


January 3rd, 2018

Central Academy boast three finalist in The Iowa State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division “Know Your Constitution” Project! Madeline Kahl,  Kevin Li, and Jerry Jones (Pictured) were in Mr. Voshell’s AP Comparative Government class. One hundred finalists were selected from the more than 1,000 students across the State of Iowa who participated in the “Know … Read more »


December 18th, 2017

Central Academy will follow the new secondary school hours for next year. But, because there is travel time from the comprehensive schools we serve and our building, our bell times will be offset from the comprehensive schools (just like they are now). We are actively working with the DMPS comprehensive schools we serve to set the bell times for next fall. Currently, we are considering our hours to be 8:45 – 3:05 starting in August 2018. Click the headline for more information.


December 12th, 2017

Senior, Robert Nishimwe, was selected as one of two Iowa Delegates to the prestigious United States Senate Youth Program. In addition to the all-expenses paid week in Washington DC for the program, Robert will also receive a $10,000 college scholarship to continue coursework in government, history, and public affairs. Read the press release by clicking the headline.


December 8th, 2017

Click the headline to read the December 2017 Newsletter with important calendar information.


November 17th, 2017

The Advanced Mathematics Problem Solving class at Central Academy created one of the puzzles that Academy alum, Ollie Roeder, features in the 538 column, The Riddler, that he writes. The lead author is senior math whiz Tanner Drabek, pictured with collaborator, Nyah Davis. Teachers Mike Marcketti and Brian Reece worked with the class in honing a well-crafted problem for 538’s readers to solve. Click headline to read the story!


November 15th, 2017

It was a packed house and a packed agenda at the Unity Through Diversity Forum Tuesday night! Picture: Lorena Eclatt, Communications Director, Maya Miller, Panelist, Grant Fay, Panelist, Ellie Konfrst, Moderator, Robert Nishimwe, Panelist, and Jerry Jones, Panelist. Click Headline to read DMPS story about the event and watch the event on YouTube!


November 13th, 2017

There is a lot of information about upcoming events, grading practices, and important district information. Click the headline to read the newsletter!