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October 2nd, 2017

As quoted from Mike Rowe, “Here in Des Moines and a few surrounding counties, there are nearly 3,000 openings that require the mastery of a skill that’s in demand. However, they’re doing something here that’s actually starting to work. Local businesses have helped fund The Skilled Trades Program within Central Campus – a high school … Read more »


August 1st, 2017

Central Campus’ Skills Trade Academy is undergoing a $6 million upgrade that includes 25 welding stations and a new collision repair center. Just a small part of building up the Skilled Trades Academy! Sign up now for classes!


May 2nd, 2017

We’ve posted nearly 300 photos from last night’s always fashionable Central Campus Fashion Show. Check out the great designs and works created by our students that are worthy of any runway in Paris or Milan or New York. Click on the headline to see more on the DMPS Flickr page.


March 7th, 2017

Culinary Arts students at Central Campus are preparing for another run, providing a dining experience open to DMPS staff, students and the public. Reservations are recommended for this popular experience. Click Above to see the café dates, and find out how to connect.Click here to see the café dates, and find out how to connect.


February 3rd, 2017

Central Campus and the Skilled Trades Alliance will be hosting a FREE week long Skilled Trades Summer Camp June 12-16 for students currently in grades 8-9. The Learning Academy will be a hands-on camp for students to be introduced to building skills and create a project with industry leaders. Learn more!


January 24th, 2017

Des Moines Public Schools and Central Campus will expand its skilled trades programs beginning in the 2017-2018 school year, creating more opportunities for students seeking employment after high school. The partnership with construction industry leaders and labor organizations creates a Skilled Trades Alliance, with the goal of creating a model program of work-based learning with hands-on applications for students. Click the photo to read more.


January 20th, 2017

Central Campus provides students with career exploration and preparation in more than 30 programs. Internships, lab work and technical courses of study are part of a relevant, hands-on approach. New for 2017-18: Skilled Trades Academy and Cybersecurity!


December 21st, 2016

It’s a service project that will keep many people warm this holiday season. The Central Campus Fashion Design and Merchandising program students just finished working on their fleece hats for one of their favorite charities, Youth Emergency Services & Shelter (YESS).


November 22nd, 2016

A couple of weeks ago Ben Molloy and his Central Campus homebuilding class removed bleachers from what used to be the Tech High natatorium. But they didn’t let all of that lumber and history go to waste. The class used the repurposed planks to build two playhouses that will go up for auction on eBay. And there’s enough wood left over to use in a full-scale house that the class is constructing near Easter Lake. Click here to read an see more.


November 7th, 2016

Over 2,400 JROTC Cadets, instructors and parents attended the U.S. Army JROTC Raider National Championships in Molena, Georgia over the past weekend. Under the leadership of instructor Robert Webb, SFC (ret), Iowa’s largest Army JROTC program earned Third Place Overall in their first outing at the annual event. Our Army JROTC Red Bull Battalion 3rd … Read more »