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1800 Grand Avenue | Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: 515-242-7846 | Fax: 515-242-7598

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Welcome Students and Families to the 2019-2020 School Year!

I hope you have enjoyed the summer months and are excited to begin the school year. I would like to introduce Dr. Lisa Hill, (  our new assistant director at Central Campus. Please know that the staff and leadership at Central Campus is committed to supporting you and assisting you throughout the year- it’s going to be a great one! Here are a few announcements:

Bussing and Lunch Schedules

Additionally, you will find a student guide for understanding when to catch the bus to Central Campus and when and where students eat lunch. All students who have a period 5 at Central Campus will eat lunch at their home high school during MTSS (Rider Time, Scarlet Time, Rails Time, Polar Bear Time, Husky Time). Students need to know that wherever your period 4 class is, is where you will eat lunch: ie: period 4 at home school = lunch at home school. OR period 4 at CC = lunch at CC).

Student Parking

Lastly, only students who have a half day or more at Central will be issued a parking pass for the designated parking places. All Central students who are attending less than a half day or full day are encouraged to ride the DMPS busses provided! Students can see Tamara Flores at the security desk at Central Campus to get a parking tag- any vehicle in a CC lot without a tag will be ticketed.

Schedule Support

For questions regarding Central Campus schedules, please contact

Mary Vang, counseling assistant at or

John Hickling, counselor at

For questions regarding home high school courses, please contact your home high school counselor. Central Campus can not change students schedules for home high school courses.

Let’s have a great year!

Tascha Brown, Director

Central Campus Café opens while classes are in session by the Central Campus Culinary Arts students under the direction of Monica Wilson Cross. Enjoy great food and service while experiencing a beautiful view of downtown Des Moines. Lunch is served from 10:50 AM to 1:30 PM on specific dates throughout the year.

Your Fall Cafe and Spring Dates:


To “sign up” to receive the menu, please email:
We appreciate reservations because that lets us know how much food to prepare each week.

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Central Campus is committed to being adaptive to an ever-changing landscape of lifelong, successful careers. As part of that commitment, we are creating stronger partnerships with community and industry leaders in Skilled Trades. Learn more about our vision for a Skilled Trades Academy in central Iowa.

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!

All Events
  • School Board Meeting

  • Labor Day – no school

  • School Board Meeting

  • Professional Development – no school

  • School Board Meeting