Resource: Central Academy - Des Moines Public Schools (Des Moines, IA)
Website: Central Academy - Des Moines Public Schools (Des Moines, IA)
Description: Central Academy, located at Central Campus, is an educational program specifically designed for highly gifted and talented students. Central Academy is in the top 1 percent of all Advanced Placement programs in the country. Students typically enter the Academy in 8th grade. Qualified students from every Des Moines Public middle and high school spend part of their day at the Academy. The curriculum at Central Academy is compacted and accelerated. Students begin taking the rigorous Advanced Placement courses in 10th grade.

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