School News


Congratulations to Dr. Greg Barord!


One of the amazing things about Central Campus is the fact we have instructors who are top in their fields. And we are adding one more to that list! Dr. Greg Barord, our Marine Biology instructor has successfully defended his thesis. We are extremely proud to add “Dr.” to Greg Barord’s list of credentials. It … Read more »


FFA fun with goats!


As you can see you our Central Campus AgriScience students are happily showing off their award winning goats! Maryah Wright and Brandie Joy look very excited as they pose with their animal friends. Even the goats look happy to have won!


Movement 515 Ends a Big Year with a Big Show


After coming within a fraction of a point of advancing to the finals of last month’s 18th annual Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Festival in Atlanta the DMPS team of spoken word warriors is treating the home folks to a showcase of their festival repertoire tomorrow night in a showcase event at the Temple for … Read more »


Fair! Fun! And FFA!


What did you do this summer? Relax? Read a good book? Get a tan? Our students in the AgriScience: Animal Science & Horticulture program were busy doing something else. As members of the FFA organization, several students worked diligently raising farm animals to be shown at the Iowa State Fair. Here are our students Maryah Wright, Alex … Read more »


Voice of America!


One of the many things we try and explore here at Central Campus is the gift of diversity. And in many ways we share this gift amongst our students and staff. Our new Assistant Director, Aiddy Phomvisay is a great example of this diversity we seek to encourage and promote. Recently Mr. Phomvisay shared his amazing … Read more »


Welcome to Central Campus!


Welcome to Central Campus! We are the premier national academy for advanced career education and college prep. For all of our incoming students we encourage you and your parents or guardians to attend our Orientation Open House. This event will be held Monday August 24th from 5:30-7pm. Come and meet your instructors and learn about … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Sep 7
Labor Day
Oct 15
Parent Teacher Conferences
Oct 20
Blood Drive-Career Opportunities in Health
Oct 20
Parent Teacher Conferences
Oct 23
Teacher EQ Developement
Central Students have the opportunity to earn college credit thanks to our unique partnerships with DMACC.

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A revised Central Campus catalogue is being created! Until it is available please review our previous Central Campus Catalogue here! Feel free to contact our office at 242-7846 for any information you may need.



During our school year-be sure to tune in weekdays to KDPS 88.1FM for 5200 watts of musical variety and news from live high school DJ’s. You can also listen online by visiting and typing KDPS in the search box. School never sounded so good!


During the school year, Campus Café is operated by the Central Campus Culinary Arts students under the direction of Chef John Andres. Enjoy great food and service while experiencing a beautiful view of downtown Des Moines. Lunch is served from 10:55 AM to 12:30 PM on specific dates throughout the year. Come to Central Campus and enjoy these up-and-coming culinary artists! To  “sign up” to receive the menu, please email:

The Cafe’s Fall Café dates are here! Keep in mind this is a tentative schedule and is subject to change. Keep checking in for updates and menus!

Friday-Oct 30

Thursday-Nov 5 / Friday-Nov 13 / Thursday-Nov 19

Friday-Dec 4 / Thursday-Dec 10 / Friday-Dec 18


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From Aviation Technology to Marine Biology to Fashion Design to Urban Leadership and much more, Central Campus offers exceptional opportunities.  Click here to view our Central Campus Marketing Video.

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About Central Campus


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Central Campus compliments and extends the programs of central Iowa schools, offering unique academic and career opportunities that direct, inspire, and motivate a diverse group of students. Read More…

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