Our mission is to ensure that every student receives a quality education, with a strong cultural emphasis. We are committed to ensuring that we prepare our students to be college and/or career ready, so they will be able to compete in our global society.
We will also teach our curriculum in a way that fosters a strong sense of self, through African-centered cultural values.

Chester Palmer, Interim Principal 
Takeisha Brown, Vice Principal
 
7th-12th Grades 
 
3500 E. Meyer Blvd.
Kansas City, Missouri 64131
 
Phone: 816-418-1075
 
Bell times: 
7:20 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.
 

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  • KCPS begins transition to new leadership

    With the announcement by Dr. Green that he is departing Kansas City Public Schools and taking a superintendent's post in Georgia, the next stage of our rise to success begins as we transition to new leadership. We will be posting updates about this process at www.kcpublicschools.org/Transition.

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  • Last day for students is May 21

    The last day of the 2014-2015 school year for students will be Thursday, May 21. This will be a full day and students will be released at their school's normal bell time.

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  • Enroll Your Child Today In Our 2015 Summer Experience

    When schools are out for the summer, it’s important for families to select fun, safe, healthy and educational activities for their children. We offer extensive summer learning opportunities for students throughout Kansas City Public Schools. Here you’ll find resources to help keep your child engaged, active and learning all summer long.

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  • First Friday Field Trip - A Recap

    (Click on title above for PICTURES!) Friday, May 1st was the ACCPA 3rd annual First Friday field trip. Each spring a bus full of art loving scholars wait around until 4:45 pm and head down to the crossroads arts district. Our first stop is the food trucks, where we sample many different cuisines. We then walk all around Crossroads and visit over 15 different art galleries. This year was especially special because Senior April G had her piece chosen by Congressman Emanuel Cleaver's Congressional Art show to hang in the Bauer art gallery on 18th Street. We also had another senior Jerry J, as the subject of another piece hanging the the Bauer. We got to meet artists and speak with many people. After our tour, we joined a dance circle on 18th and Wyandotte where the students watched and participated in dancing. We also saw two of our staff out in the mix partaking in First Friday, and got to say hello. Overall we had a great experience and we can't wait to go back! Special thanks to our chaperones: Ms. Rainey, Mr. Berry, Ms. Janson, Ms. Salach, Mr. Toland, and Ms. Berry.

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  • KC Youth Court - Community and Legal Work Experience

    The Kansas City Youth Court is currently seeking students who are interested in serving the community, gaining insight to the legal system, and helping their peers reconcile with the community by serving as a Youth Attorney for the Kansas City Youth Court (KCYC). For more information, click on the headline above to download the pdf.

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  • Seniors - Still need volunteer hours?

    If you are lacking on volunteer hours, there is a Free Health Screening Clinic going on at Bartle Hall this coming Saturday April 18. You could get as many as 10-12 hours if they work all day - they are still looking for volunteers. Free parking and they feed you a meal. - Organized and executed by the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics. Here’s the info: www.NAFC2015KCCARE.com

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  • 2014-15 Yearbooks now on sale!

    Students and teachers the 2014-2015 Yearbook is now on sale. This years yearbook is 25.00 and will be a full color hardback book. Students purchasing books by April 15th will receive free admission to the yearbook signing pizza party. Books purchased after April 15 will be 35.00 and will not be guaranteed to arrive before summer break.

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  • Important Notice. 2015-2016 Class Selection

    Course Selections 2015-2016 Course selections for the 2015-2016 school year will run from February 2 – 28, 2015. Scholars will be given a Program of Studies catalog and two course selection forms. One form will be completed, signed by the scholar, and submitted the day they receive their materials. The second form is to be brought home by the scholar to discuss their selections with their parent/guardian, make adjustments if they so desire, acquire the appropriate signatures, and return their signed selection form to their counselor before the February 28, 2015 deadline. Please contact your scholar’s counselor if you have any questions.

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  • Important Senior dates

    January 27 Senior Parent Meeting @ 6:00pm February 24th Senior Parent Meeting @ 6:00 April 11 Prom at the Artist Events April 28 Senior Parent Meeting @ 600 May 4-8 Senior Week May 11 Graduation Practice May 12 Graduation Ceremony at Unity Temple (7:30 Pm)

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  • Parents' Right to Know

    Kansas City Public Schools receive federal funds for Title I. As a parent of a student in a Title I school, and in accordance with the ESEA Section 1111(h) (6) PARENTS RIGHT-TO-KNOW, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers who instruct your child. Federal law allows you to ask for certain information about your child’s classroom teachers, and requires the school to give you this information in a timely manner.

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