Kansas City Public Schools has established this curriculum to ensure a "guaranteed and viable" curriculum for every student in the district. The purpose of the curriculum is to further the vision and mission of the district. The curriculum outlines the high expectations and rigorous requirements for all courses at each grade level.
In an effort to enhance educational opportunities for high school students, the Missouri Legislature established the A+ Schools Program as part of the Outstanding Schools ACT (Senate Bill 380) of 1993. Graduates who qualify may be eligible to receive financial assistance with tuition and fees to any public community college, vocational, present, Paseo Academy, East and Lincoln Prep are A+ designated schools. more . . .
Adult Education and Literacy
The Adult Education and Literacy program provides educational services to older youth and adults who aspire to enhance their educational level by preparing for the GED test.
The mission of the Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) Department is to inspire older youth and adults to meet their personal goals by obtaining or enhancing their level of education. Programs offered through this department include:
- GED Preparation
- Missouri Option Program
Career & Technical Education The Board recognizes that career education is a developmental process designed to help students prepare for life roles in the family, the community, occupations and avocations. The Board also recognizes that career education enables students, the opportunity to examine attitudes, interests, aptitudes and abilities as they relate to the various career pathways, and to make appropriate decisions regarding further education and future endeavors.
The Exceptional Education Department is responsible for the identification of, and implementation of services for students with disabilities. Services are administered through the development of Individual Education Plans and 504 Plans. Assessment services are conducted by District educational diagnosticians. Adaptive physical education and related services including speech, occupational and physical therapy services, audiology, deaf education and interpreter services are also provided to eligible students. Contact the Exceptional Education Department at 816-418-8941 for additional information. more . . .
Title One and related Federal Programs
are intended to help ensure that all children
have the opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on challenging state academic standards and assessments. It provides flexible funding that may be used to provide additional instructional staff, professional development, extended-time programs, and other strategies for raising student achievement in high-poverty schools. The program focuses on promoting school-wide reform
in high-poverty schools and ensuring students' access to scientifically based instructional strategies and challenging academic content. more . . .
Guidance & Counseling
The main objective of the district's counseling staff is to counsel, coordinate, and consult. The district's comprehensive guidance program provides important benefits to all students, at all grade levels, by addressing their personal, social, academic, and career development needs. Counselors are trained to provide students guidance in seeking solutions to questions and problems related to their classes, testing, graduation requirements, career plans, college entrance, and many other issues regarding education. more . . .
Head Start / Early Learning
The Early Childhood Department provides services to our youngest students and their families. The Parents as Teachers Program serves families from prenatal to age five. Parent Educators conduct home visits and developmental screenings. Head Start and Early Childhood serves children from age three to five years of age in developmentally appropriate print-rich classroom environments. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach to services including education, health, nutrition, social services and parent involvement. more . . .
The Department of Language Services
is committed to providing all English Language Learners with a high quality, academic education that will prepare them to be life-long learners who can successfully compete in our global economy. The English as a Second Language program is designed to teach students who speak languages other than English how to understand, speak, read and write in English and to support students’ culture and language whenever possible. The ESOL program provides services to English Language Learners (ELL) that include supported English content, instruction and English language development. more . . .
The Pylons Honors Program provides unique opportunities for highly motivated students. The program is designed to prepare students for the next phase of their education. Participating students will benefit from a highly rigorous curriculum designed to challenge them to think critically, expand their knowledge, learn time management, and enhance their study skills. more . . .