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Community partners make our work possible. These corporations and organizations invest in our work through funding, volunteering and classroom enrichment.

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Every K-8 grade level is partnered with a postsecondary institution. Students learn from professors and students in various degree programs throughout the year. This partnership culminates in an annual campus visit, where students tour the school and participate in hands-on learning activities.


In high school, we work with teachers and other community groups to facilitate small group visits tailored to specific education and career goals.

Kindergarten: DMPS' Central Academy

First Grade: Drake University

Second Grade: DMACC - Central Campus

Third Grade: Central College

Fourth Grade: University of Iowa

Fifth Grade: Grand View University

Sixth Grade: DMACC - Ankeny Campus

Seventh Grade: University of Northern Iowa

Eighth Grade: Central College

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