Programs Overview

A+ Program

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, or technical school in the state of Missouri, contingent upon continued funding by the Missouri Legislature. At present, Paseo Academy, East and Lincoln Prep are A+ designated schools. Read more... 
 

Adult Education and Literacy 

The Adult Education and Literacy department provides educational services to older youth and adults who aspire to enhance their educational level through ESL curriculum or GED preparation. Read more...
 

Before and After School

Kansas City Public Schools partners with LINC and the 21st Century Learning Center Program to provide high quality before and after school care for students in a safe, fun and caring environment that supports children's social, emotional and physical development.  Read more... 
 

Career and Technical Education

The KCPS 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 gives students the opportunity to examine attitudes, interests, aptitudes and abilities as they relate to the various career pathways, and enables them to make appropriate decisions regarding further education and future endeavors. Read more...
 

Early College Academy

The Early College Academy (ECA) is a partnership between the Kansas City Public Schools and MCC – Penn Valley and has been designed for highly motivated high school students who are ready to leave the high school environment and participate in the rigor of being full-time college students. Through the ECA qualified high school students will earn high school credits while also earning college credits as they attend classes, full-time, on a college campus. Read more...
 

Federal Programs

Title 1 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. 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. Read more...
 

Head Start / Early Learning

Head Start is a federally  funded program with a limited number of seats available that  provides service to families in need who live in the Kansas City Public Schools area. Early Childhood is a program with a limited number of seats available that  provides service to any families residing in the Kansas City Public Schools area. Parents As Teachers (PAT) is a service available to families who reside within the Kansas City Public Schools Area  with children ages birth to 5 years of age.  Read more...
 

Language Education

The dual language program model provides instruction to students in two languages, English and Spanish. The program integrates language minority students and language majority students for much of the instructional day, and provides content instruction and literacy instruction in both languages. The 50/50 model is utilized with paired teachers (a bilingual teacher and a mainstream teacher).  Read more... 
  

Missouri Option

The Missouri Option Program is designed to target students who have the capabilities to complete Missouri high school graduation requirements, but for a variety of reasons lack the credits needed to graduate with their class and are at risk of leaving school without a high school diploma.  Read more... 
 

Panterra Theatre

The newly renovated state-of-the-art planetarium located on the SWECC campus provides virtual experiences for students in the areas of science, history, geography, math and communication arts. The show titles that have been selected all have an innovative approach to storytelling, breathtaking visuals and the highest production value.  Each title is created in high-resolution, digital surround-soundtracks. Read more...
 

Pylons Honors

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. Read more...