High School Credit Options for 8th Graders

Dear 8th Grade Academy students and families! At the end of each semester, parents of 8th grade students must decide how they would like their child’s Academy classes to appear on their high school transcripts.  Indicate your choice …

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Academy Senior Recognition Ceremony 2021

Dear Seniors and families of the class of 2021, In a large collaborative effort, Central Academy seniors and staff produced the Academy Senior Recognition Ceremony! It is an informal parade of accolades, recognition, celebrations, humor, gratitude, and love. We …

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End of Year Newsletter

Dear Central Academy students and families, Whew!  We are almost there!  What a journey this year has been.  Even as we prepare to conclude the school year, planning for next year has already begun. I am so excited …

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Vaccine Clinic for DMPS students

Dear DMPS high school families: Over the past few months, access to the COVID-19 vaccine has allowed many aspects of life to begin to return towards normal in Iowa.  Des Moines Public Schools encourages people to take advantage …

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Senior Recognition 2021

SUBMISSION FOLDER June 2, 2021 Hello recent graduates and families! Congratulations!  It was a beautiful weekend! Now, let’s get your stage walk video done!  Please submit your stage walk video by Thursday, June 3.  I will finalize the …

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Academy Newsletter May 2021

Dear Central Academy students and families, We are moving into the last month of this unprecedented school year. Most of us have only interacted with each other by telephone, texts, and Teams. The strange juxtaposition of being so …

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April Newsletter Addendum

Dear Academy students and families, Two more announcements: VACCINATION CLINICS: The Polk County Health Department is hosting two community clinics dedicated to vulnerable populations on Friday the 16th and Saturday the 17th of April at our location (1907 …

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