At Southeast, we are preparing students for jobs that do not yet exist. At the beginning of each school year, every student is equipped with a laptop in order to ensure they are fluent in technology by the time they go to college to launch their careers. In addition, we offer a variety of innovative programs and services to help prepare our students for the future.
Building leaders, preparing for success
Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) is instrumental in preparing high school students to become productive citizens and leaders in their personal and professional lives. JROTC programs provide high school students with structure, self-confidence and a sense of purpose. The curriculum requires JROTC students to wear their full dress uniforms once a week and places strong emphasis on general hygiene, physical fitness and leadership. These students also have additional opportunities for scholarships after high school.
Skills for life
Manual Career and Technical Center (MCTC) is a shared-time attendance center for KCPS high school students. The students generally attend Manual during their junior and/or senior years. MCTC offers eight career and technical programs at three sites.
The main campus offers five programs including Culinary Arts, Construction, Health Care CNA, Automotive Technology, and Automotive Collision. The east campus offers Agriculture. Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts offers Fashion Design and TV Production. MCTC prepares students to enter a highly educated workforce or to begin post-secondary education.
Successful completion of a designated program allows MCTC students to be eligible for articulated or dual-college credit and access to employment placement services.
Challenging KCPS students
The Pylons Advanced Academics and Gifted 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.
Making college affordable
Early College Academy (ECA) is a partnership between KCPS and Metropolitan Community College – Penn Valley. The program was developed for highly motivated KCPS high school students ready to leave the high school environment and participate in the rigor of a full-time college.
ECA students earn high school credits while also earning college credits as they attend full-time classes on the Penn Valley college campus. The ultimate goal is for KCPS students to graduate with both their high school diploma and an Associate’s degree. Tuition, fees and books are covered as part of the program; however, students need to provide their own transportation to campus. ECA students are considered both high school and college students, allowing students access to participate in their home schools’ extra-curricular activities.