Central Academy is once again ranked as the top Advanced Placement program in Iowa, according to the Iowa AP Index issued by the University of Iowa’s Belin-Blank Center. And for the 2nd time ever, all five DMPS high schools are ranked on the AP Index. Click the headline to read more about our success.
Hoover High School graduate, Michael Turner, was selected as a TOP 5 nominee in the 60 Second Original Promo category for his entry entitled “Hip Hop Hour.” His promo was screened in Chicago by a panel of judges and he was awarded with a $1000 scholarship to North Central College. Five of his classmates also made the trip. Click the image to read more.
More than 200 Central Campus students were honored for their work this year at a rally in the auditorium. The students were recognized for accomplishments in their field of study, completing the full academic program and for outstanding and consistent achievement. Congratulations to everyone!
Two Central Academy students – Elena Hildebrandt and Jack Wahlig – have qualified for the National History Day competition, to be held next month in College Park, MD. Three other Central students – Addison Williamson, Lily Colvig and Ingrid Messsersmith-Holth – were selected as alternates. Click the headline to read more about National History Day.
More than 2,000 people turned out for the 2014 Central Campus Fashion Show, making it one of the most popular events on campus. The collaboration between school departments culminated in a spectacle that a Des Moines Register photographer described as, “Very impressive.” And it was. Click on the headline to see and read more.
When you think of agriculture in Iowa, Des Moines may be the last place that comes to mind. But when you think of agricultural education, DMPS should be at the top of the list. Students had much success at the Iowa FFA Leadership Conference, including Lee Thomsen (center in photo at left) being the first Des Moines FFA member elected to state office.