The Middle College Program is for students looking for an unconventional path for high school graduation and a college education. The partnership between Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS), Full Employment Council and MCC-Penn Valley Community College offers students a blended learning instructional model that will utilize Gradpoint online coursework and direct instruction to provide students the necessary support needed for academic success.
Locations: Penn Valley Community College
The Missouri Option program helps students who lack the credits needed to graduate with their class and are at risk of leaving school without a high school diploma.
Locations: Success at Anderson
Virtual School: Grades K-12
Students access KCPS approved K-12 school courses through vendor provided platforms with vendor provided instructors. Students work independently with the support of a vendor-provided teacher.
School-Based Credit Recovery or acceleration programs: Grades 9-12
Students access high school courses flexibly scheduled at their home school. Courses are self-paced and blended to include independent online work, peer-to-peer group work and teacher-directed instruction.
Virtual credit recovery/attainment: Grades 9-12
Students access KCPS curriculum flexibility through an online platform with a virtual instructor. Students work independently with the support of a school-based coach.
Winter intersession: Grades 9-12
High school students can attend a winter intersession over the winter break to earn a maximum of two credits for recovery or attainment. Courses are self-paced and blended to include independent online work, peer-to-peer group work, and teacher-directed instruction.
Tutoring: Grades K-12
Before, after or during the school day tutoring for students needing additional assistance in reading or math providing direct teacher instruction in a small group setting.
Senate Bill 319 Grades 3-5
Before or after-school tutoring for students needing assistance in reading providing direct teacher instruction in a small group setting in accordance with SB319.
Flexible Learning Programs Grades 9-12
Students access high school courses in conjunction with working part-time. Students must maintain employment and meet requirements of SB291.
Summer School Grades K-12
Students access courses scheduled during the summer months at KCPS sites. Courses are self-paced and blended to include independent online work, peer-to-peer group work, and teacher-directed instruction. Courses are offered to include remedial and enrichment at the elementary level and credit recovery and attainment at the middle and high school level.
Academic Internships Grades 11-12
Academic courses off-campus that allow students to apply knowledge and skills directly into the field of study. Students receive high school credit for their studies.
Career Exploration Programs Grades 11-12
Career Explorations programs off-campus related to courses students are currently enrolled in through their traditional high school. Students receive high school credit.