Welcome to Central

Greetings and welcome to Central Campus!

At Central Campus we provide educational opportunities that support the unique educational needs of students. We have the highest quality staff whom cares deeply about the success of our students. Students who attend Central Campus enjoy a rich cultural experience as they get to know students from all over the Greater Des Moines area. Students proudly wear school colors of their comprehensive school and also become friends with students from across the Greater Des Moines community.

Nine advance career academies with three dozen specialized programs offer multiple pathways to college and career readiness. Explore international learning experiences and earn nationally recognized advanced career certificates before high school graduation.

Central Campus serves as the Premier Regional Academy within the Des Moines Public Schools. Over two thousand students from dozens of Iowa High Schools experience our Advance Career Training Programs. With academic planning and support in high school, students have the opportunity to earn community college credit and two-year Associates Degree at no extra cost.

Located at the heart of the model district for urban education, Central Campus offers hands on, real world work-based educational programs to a highly diverse community and surrounding areas. One of our greatest strengths is the friendships and networking of students from diverse backgrounds and communities. Des Moines Public Schools dedicates itself to excelling at unique and technologically advanced opportunities for all learners. Central Campus commits itself to providing equal access and prospects through rigorous academic and career training experiences for all.

Our Philosophy and Purpose

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.

Please enjoy learning more about all of the programs at Central Campus on our website. If you have further questions call the main office at 515-242-7846.

We look forward to seeing you in our halls as you #DiscoverCentral and focus your passion