Central Campus History

In 1982, Des Moines Public Schools responded to the needs of students by evolving Des Moines Technical High School into Central Campus, a Regional Academy serving students throughout central Iowa. By doing so, high-quality courses not otherwise available could be offered to all students of the Des Moines area. The Regional Academy model of Central Campus allows students to remain part of their home schools and school activities while expanding educational opportunities. The staff and administration of Central Campus recognize and appreciate the efforts of community schools in Des Moines and the greater Des Moines area to allow their students the opportunities available through Central Campus.