We prepare students for a wide-range of careers by offering programs that incorporate rigorous academic and technical standards. Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs provide students critical workforce skills such as problem solving, communication, and teamwork to ensure career and college success for all students.

Manual Career & Technical Center
Jack Bitzenburg, Director
Rashawn Caruthers, Assistant Director
Options Program
Sonia Thomas, Director 
1215 E. Truman Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: (816) 418-5200
Bell Times:
AM session:  7:40 A.M. - 10:10 A.M.
PM session: 11:25 A.M. - 1:55 P.M. 

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    Kansas City Public Schools is getting ready to launch a new electronic flyer communication tool: Peachjar. To view school-approved e-flyers, simply click the Peachjar button that will be placed on each school's individual website homepage.

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  • Hall Pass: Accommodating visitors while keeping students safe

    Safety and security are top priorities in Kansas City Public Schools. We respect the trust that families place in us with their children, and we are always looking for innovative ways to make our schools safer and more secure. With that in mind, we’re unveiling a new visitor management system for the 2015-2016 school year: Hall Pass.

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