Alternative Education

Middle College Program

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

Missouri Option

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.