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Central Campus Enrollment 2016-17


Your journey to achieving state and national career certification, DMACC college credit and finding your passion begins here. Enroll now in one of the nationally recognized advanced career programs at Central Campus. For additional information, click on the image.


Central Campus Highlighted


A website publication profiling the top education issues driving public discussion in the early primary states ahead of election day selected Central Campus to highlight as an innovative school with goals beyond high school graduation. To read more and watch the video, click on the headline.


Ethanol Video Yields $1,000 For DMPS Filmmaker


The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association recently announced Helena Gruensteidl as the grand prize winner of the of their 6th annual “Fuel the Future” video contest. Helena is a Roosevelt senior in the Central Campus Broadcasting and Film Program. Click the headline to read more.

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Central Campus Final Exam Schedule


The First Semester final exams are schedule to start January 12th.    

Photograph of Allonautilus scrobiculatus as it is being released back to its deep sea habitat. The entire shell is covered with tiny epiphytes that give the appearance of fur. (Photo by Peter Ward)

Ndrova, the Final Frontier


Ndrova, the Final Frontier  Check out Dr. Barord’s previous blog entries here: Part 4 – Search for the Fuzzy Nautilus Part 3 – Search for the Fuzzy Nautilus Part 2 – Searching for the Fuzzy Nautilus-Blog from Dr. Greg Barord Part 1 – Searching for the Fuzzy Nautilus – a Blog by Dr. Greg Barord … Read more »


Give to the Giving Tree!


So many have helped with the HOSA Giving Tree this year. Donations of scarves, gloves, hats, and mittens are decorating the tree in the Commons area at Central Campus. These students have worked hard to gather people together to bring a bit of warmth to the youth of Central Iowa. All donations will be given to … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Feb 23
Blood Drive
Feb 25
2016-2017 Class Orientations
Mar 11
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Mar 14
Spring Recess
Mar 30
High School Iowa Assesments
Central Students have the opportunity to earn college credit thanks to our unique partnerships with DMACC.

Bulletin Board

Review our NEW Central Campus Catalog  with all of our exciting programs. There is something for everyone here at Central Campus. If you have questions please contact our office: 242-7846.




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 Café will reopen after Spring Break, and we will send those dates out in early 2016.   

A big thank you to everyone who supported us this semester!  It has been a pleasure serving you!


We appreciate reservations because that lets us know how much food to prepare each week.  If you are in a hurry, you can also pre-order your lunch so that we have it ready upon your arrival.  This is especially useful for teachers in a hurry on lunch break.  We will also deliver within the Central Campus/Academy buildings!


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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 learn more about Central Campus.

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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…

At Central Campus we provide educational opportunities that support the unique educational needs of students.

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