Student Handbook

Student Handbook for 2017-2018 student handbook

Parent Notification of Open Enrollment deadlines

Each year we are required by state code to notify all of our families of the Open Enrollment deadlines. In the past this has always been done via each school’s newsletter. This information is now shared with all Des Moines Public Schools families via Infinite Campus.


The purpose of the handbook is to assist students and parents in understanding the procedures and policies established for students who attend classes at Central Campus. It is a resource for staff in helping students successfully achieve their educational goals.


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.


Central Campus staff members are committed to providing education of the highest quality:

  • We believe our instructors will hold or acquire a master’s degree in their field or be a master in their field.
  • We believe our programs offer unique opportunities not otherwise found in the secondary classroom.
  • We believe our facilities and resources available for instruction will mirror that of industry and college-level environment.
  • We believe our students who are committed to attending Central Campus will be well prepared for advanced academic placement, advanced education, industry certifications, apprenticeship membership and careers in related fields of study.