• Activity & Athletic Information

    Activity/Athletic Programs

    Activity Programs

    The Kansas City Public Schools endorse and sponsor these Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) sanctioned activities:

    Sideline Cheerleading
    Dance Team

    International Thespian Society
    Marching Band
    Symphonic Band


    Unless participation in a group or activity is required for a course in which the student is enrolled, participation is a privilege, not a right. Students may be excluded from these groups as a disciplinary action or as a consequence for poor academic performance in school as determined by the district administration. A student and/or his or her parents/guardians are not entitled to a hearing solely because the student has been excluded from an extracurricular activity which is not required for a course in which the student is enrolled.

    Athletic Programs

    KCPS athletic programs provide avenues for many different interests and talents. KCPS Athletic Department also serves as the central office for Interscholastic League. Please contact the Athletic Department at 816-418-5263 for further information and eligibility requirements.

    The following sports are part of the Kansas City Public School’s athletic program:

    High School 9th to 12th

    Cross Country

    Swimming & Diving
    Track and Field

    Middle School 7th and 8th

    Cross Country
    Track and Field



    *Note: Not all sports are offered at every high school.

    Interscholastic Athletics

    The Kansas City Public Schools is a member of the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) and adheres to the rules and regulations set forth by MSHSAA and actively promotes the philosophy of interscholastic athletics. The eligibility of students who participate in the athletic program shall be determined in accordance with KCPS Athletic Department policies and MSHSAA regulations. Additional information regarding eligibility requirements is accessible via www.kcpublicschools.org/athletics.


    All students, regardless of race, color, sex, ancestry, religion or disability are welcome to and encouraged to participate in any athletic program sponsored by KCPS. Participation is voluntary and a privilege, not a right.

    Physical Exams: All students must have a physical exam signed by a physician or nurse practitioner prior to the first day of practice. Physicals must be dated on or after February 1 of the previous school year to be current.

    Insurance: Students cannot practice or compete for a school until the student provides proof of basic athletic insurance coverage.

    IMPORTANT: In the event of injury, KCPS shall not be responsible for the cost of medical attention provided to student-athletes not covered by insurance provided by the parent.

    Students may be restricted from participation because of failure to provide an acceptable sports physical, poor academic performance, disciplinary consequences, possession and/or use of alcohol, tobacco and/or drugs, or as otherwise determined by KCPS administration. For additional information, please refer to the Parent-Student Handbook by clicking here.