Central Campus Newsletter
GREETINGS FROM CENTRAL CAMPUS
Our students and staff have completed the first quarter of the semester, and an incredible amount of brilliance, creativity and perseverance is happening in our classrooms. It is wonderful seeing so many more students each year choose a Central Campus experience and I find myself thinking of the trust bestowed upon our Campus team. We have an awesome amount of responsibility to bring relevant and customized pathways for our students. We have doubled down on our efforts to ensure every single student has a career interest, resources, and access to high demand, high wage career paths.
Our staff are passionately committed to these outcomes, and you can hear it in their collaborations and see it in their actions to engage students with employers, work-based learning and training, and college and military experiences. Our teachers have been busy building bridges between our students and opportunities to learn from career field experts. It is incredible to be a part of this work. When we collectively invest in the hopes and dreams of our young people, we enhance our own possibilities.
Director of Central Campus
School Hours: 8:45am – 3:05pm
School Doors Open: 8:15am / School Doors Lock: 3:15pm
School Office Hours: 7:45am – 3:30pm
Innovation in Talent Pipeline Award Winners!
DMPS FFA VET SCIENCE TEAM HEADS TO NATIONALS
Our Central Campus Veterinary Science students went to Indianapolis this past week to compete for national honors! The team faced the winners from 45 other states and came back with a bronze medal. DMPS and Des Moines FFA were represented by:
- Trinity Barth (Lincoln)
- Liliann Tjaden (Roosevelt)
- Rubi Padilla-Vazquez (Lincoln)
- Leslie Cisneros (North)
- Oyuky Smith (Hoover)
The team had put in long hours to study for the competition. We caught up with them last week. Click here to read and see more.
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Central Campus school counselors will be visiting classrooms in November to take current Central Campus students’ course requests. Students will let us know if they want to take or not take the next level of their current program.
Current CC students wishing to make a request for a new CC program/class should make a Year 1 request with their home high school counselor.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call 515.242.8117, email your counselor, or students may also drop by the Counseling Office in Room 2401 behind the Main Office.
REQUEST WINDOW IS OPEN FOR 2024-25
Career and tech education never looked so good! All students entering grades 9-12 are eligible to enroll in Central Campus classes for 2024-25. With dozens of classes to choose from, you're sure to find one that fits your interests! There is no assessment, application process, or cost to attend. Just request the courses you're interested in while the enrollment window is open! DMPS provides transportation to and from our high schools during the school day. So, what are you waiting for? Click here to find a class that interests you! When you're ready, talk with your school counselor!
2023 Central Campus Career Expo
The Central Campus Career Expo was a success. On Thursday, October 19th, Central Campus opened their doors for an Open House to the public. Staff, many business partners, and students were on hand giving presentations and demonstrations. Throughout the evening visitors explored a world of opportunities offered at Central Campus and the career paths they offer. Check out photos below from the Expo!
Central Market - Floral Designs for Sale
Student made floral designs! Discover the essence of seasons with Central Market, offering an enhanced floral subscription experience. Allow our skilled Central Campus horticulture students to craft three exquisite bouquets for you. We all know buying fresh flowers is an easy yet thoughtful way to make anyone’s day (especially your own!). Elevate your home with elegant custom designs that embody the spirit of every season.
- Floral designs handcrafted by students in the floral design class at Central Campus
- Limited subscriptions available
- Arrangements can be picked up either at Central Campus (1800 Grand Ave., Des Moines) or Central Market (205 County Line Road, Des Moines)
- Receive three floral arrangements in the following months: mid-November, late January, and late March
- Subscription cost: $150
Breakfast and Lunch Information
Breakfast and lunch are served at Central Campus. Any student who has a class at Central Campus periods 3 and/or 5, will eat at Central Campus. All other students will eat at their home high school. In addition:
- Students may leave the building during their lunch.
- Breakfast and/or Lunch may be cancelled if there is a change to the daily schedule because of weather or other unforeseen situations.
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS
Environmental & Agri-Science Academy
Health Sciences Academy
Human Services Academy
Information Technology & Arts Academy
Health Sciences Academy
- Career Opportunities in Health
- Certified Nursing Assistant
- Physical Science/Therapy
Human Services Academy
- Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management
- Criminal Justice
- Dream to Teach
- Early Childhood Careers
- Hospitality & Tourism
- Leadership through JROTC