Middle School Skills Academy


While the 2020-21 school year is beginning virtually at Des Moines Public Schools, and uncertainty continues due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are committed to providing extracurricular activities for our studentsSkillsAcademy LOGO scaled e1598992110641 768x735. Designed primarily for 7th and 8th grade students, the program provide the chance to learn and develop skills in a number of fall and winter sports. Please read on for more details.

Winter General Programming Information:

  • Days of the Week: M, T, TH, F
  • Time Frame: 60 – 90 minutes
  • Start Time: Approximately 4:00pm
  • Primarily for 7th and 8th graders
  • Transportation: To Be Determined
  • Participant daily limits will be based on CDC guidance and staffing availability
  • Programs will run at individual middle schools instead of combining at high schools
  • Focus on skill development and life lessons (social/emotional development)

Registration Process:

  • No fee for participation
  • Middle School Skills Academy registration will be the same as Middle School Sports. Register Here
    • If you have already registered for Middle School Sports through Online School Registration you DO NOT need to fill this form out.
  • Physicals will be required
  • If you have any questions please contact Ms. Kendzora, Harding’s Student Engagement Coordinator


  • We will continually re-evaluate conditions to determine the viability of winter and spring sports.

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