Design Achievement - Centennial High School is the result of fast-paced enrollment growth in the Ankeny Community School District and the expansion to a two high school system. At the center of DLR Group's design is an enclosed courtyard providing indoor/outdoor connections, pathways, and social spaces. The intent is to enhance identity, connectivity and collaboration by breaking down the large comprehensive high school into four smaller learning communities. The academic areas are developed in two-story houses with performing and visual arts located on one side and athletics and dining on the other. The dining commons is designed with a 200-foot curtain wall view of the central courtyard and booth-seating and ceiling planes help define areas for large and small groups. The Java Jaguars coffee shop is another unique feature that allows the Special Education students to gain life skills and generate funds for their program through operating the business.