At Central Campus we provide educational opportunities that support the unique educational needs of students. We have the highest quality staff who care 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. Central Campus is a regional academy of the Des Moines Independent School District, providing unique learning opportunities to students of central Iowa. Students from 29 different school districts attend Central Campus. Central Campus offers courses in 26 Career and Technical area and 35 advanced placement courses not available at the comprehensive high schools. In these programs college credit can be earned through our relations several area community colleges. Central Campus students even have the opportunity to earn an Associate of Arts Degree from the Des Moines Area Community College prior to graduating from high school. Transportation from the comprehensive high school to Central Campus is provided free of charge to Des Moines Public Schools students.

At Central Campus students have the opportunity to enroll in programming that includes state and national certification, participate in internships and travel within the United States and internationally to enrich learning. We are proud of our students’ success in state wide and national competitions throughout our programming. At Central Campus we get as excited about career competitions as comprehensive schools do about athletic events. This past year we have had more National Advanced Placement students that 11 different states and state and national winners in various academic competitions.