School News


Students visit DMU


On Friday, April 11th, Career Opportunities in Health students had the opportunity to visit Des Moines University to learn about the variety of medical programs that DMU offers.  Students had 3″ hands-on” lab opportunities as well.


Central Campus BLOCK Party!


Join us for a week of special events!  If you are a high school student, consider this a special invitation to come and discover your future!


Central Campus Fashion Show


Make plans to attend Central Campus’ 2014 Fashion Show – the best production of its kind in the midwest!  Opening night is Thursday, May 1st at 7:00 p.m. in the Central Campus auditorium. Fashions are produced by first and second year students in Tracy Holland’s Textile and Fashion Arts program.  Home Building students build the … Read more »


Students win Golden Eddy!


On a recent April weekend, the Cedar Rapids Independent Filmmakers hosted the 14th Annual Film Festival at the Collins Road Theatres in Marion, Iowa.  Among those honored and selected for viewing were four students from the Central Campus Broadcasting and Film program.  Sophomore, Helena Gruensteidl (RHS) was honored with a “golden eddy” named for the … Read more »


First DMPS International World Languages Festival


Celebrate spring, culture and learning at the first annual DMPS International World Languages Festival. The festival will be held Thursday, April 10 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Central Campus. The event is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by Des Moines Public Schools and the Iowa International Center. Click the headline to read more!


Central Students Take Extreme Field Trip to DR


Students in award-winning teacher Larry Beall’s award-winning Iowa Energy & Sustainability Academy at Central Campus took the opportunity of last week’s spring break to go on an extreme field trip to the Dominican Republic, where they worked on a variety of environmental projects. Click the photo to read and see more of this unique learning opportunity.

Upcoming Events

Apr 28
Art Show
Apr 29
CC Advocacy Committee
Apr 29
Central Campus BLOCK PARTY
May 1
Fashion Show
Central Students have the opportunity to earn college credit thanks to our unique partnerships with DMACC.

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The Central Catalog is now available for viewing to plan for your 2014 – 2015 school year.  Download now!



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Campus Café is operated by the Central Campus Culinary Arts students. You will experience great food, a beautiful view of downtown Des Moines and excellent service from Culinary students! Lunch is served from 10:55 AM to 12:30 PM. To make reservations please email
To download a copy of the menu, please click here.


From aviation technology to marine biology to fashion design and more, Central Campus is hope to a wide array of educational opportunities and career programs for students in the Des Moines metro. Click here to view our Central Campus Marketing Video.

Calendar of Events


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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