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CBS Visits AP Government Class


Students in Mr. Nydle’s AP Gov class hosted CBS national news affiliate and anchor Weijia Jiang for a student-led lesson on the Iowa Caucus. Students educated the national reporter about the history and purpose of the caucus, and then demonstrated how both parties conduct their contests through a role play of a Mock Caucus. If … Read more »


Register for AP Exams by March 28


Enrollment in college-level Advanced Placement courses has skyrocketed at Des Moines Public Schools as more and more AP classes are being offered at all DMPS high schools than ever before. An important component of AP courses is the AP exam, which can lead to credit at many colleges and universities. The deadline to register for the 2016 AP exams is March 28. Click the photo for more information on the exams and how to register.


Students of All Seasons


Every year, the faculty from 25 departments and organizations each nominate a student from the senior class for the Student of All Seasons award. This award recognizes students that have shown excellent performance throughout their high school career and exceeded expectations in that department. Congratulations to the following seniors : Jonathan Le, Marcus Inman, Kim … Read more »

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I JAG Students Honor Dr. King


Hoover I JAG students Michael Wells and Henry Leitzinger III participated in the State of Iowa celebration honoring the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 18, 2016 at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. The students were able to take a picture with Governor Terry E Brandstad … Read more »


Huskies Rally to Win Against Rival Polar Bears


Last night, the Hoover High gym was filled with excitement as the Hoover boy’s basketball team went up against their north side rival, the NHS Polar Bears. With less than two minutes on the clock, the Huskies rallied for a 63-61 win. Go Huskies!


Road to White House Stops at Hoover


With three weeks until Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses, U.S. Senator and Presidential contender Bernie Sanders stopped at Hoover High School for a Q&A with students. From candidate visits to serving as caucus sites to writing caucus-based curriculums, Iowa’s presidential contest provides students and staff at DMPS with a number of ways to be involved. Click the photo to read more about Senator Sander’s visit to Hoover.

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Hoover High School’s instructional program is designed to meet the needs of every level of learner with course offerings creating overlapping layers of support for struggling and advanced learners.  Hoover offers the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme to all students in grades 9-10.



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