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KCPS orchestra students perform at the KCPS Fine Arts Showcase on Thursday, April 28, 2022.

"In schools, children need to have a place of belonging. They need to know they're accepted. They have to find their niche, that thing they’re good at,” said KCPS Deputy Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Collier.

Five people stand in the KCPS boardroom. They are smiling as one receives an award.

At the Wednesday, March 9, 2022, Board of Education meeting, three KCPS employees were recognized as “Terrific Teammates” for their contributions to their school communities.

A banner showing smiling children with the words "Enroll now for fall!"

Current KCPS students will automatically “roll up” to the next grade, and no action is required from parents/guardians at this time. Please do not submit an application for new enrollment, as this will cause processing delays.

A graphic of students attending schools wearing masks.

With guidance from our trusted community health partners, the Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors and administration agreed on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, to end our mask mandate, effective immediately.

students in a bright, colorful classroom work on computers

On Jan. 29, 2022, 42 students from East High School, Lincoln College Prep and Lincoln Middle School competed against students from four other districts and three charter schools in the 2022 PREP-KC Math Relays. KCPS won 41 of 98 awards!

Post Secondary

The Office of Innovation and Postsecondary Programming is part of the Department of Equity, Inclusion and Innovation, and exists to maximize opportunities for students to gain college credit while in high school.  Kansas City Public Schools is dedicated to increasing college credit awareness, exposure, equity and access for all students.

As part of the Department of Equity, Inclusion and Innovation, the Office of Innovation and Postsecondary Programming has the responsibility of ensuring equitable practices and implementation are in place for all college credit access programming. 

Additionally, the Office of Innovation and Postsecondary Programming, provides awareness and exposure to postsecondary programming allowing for students to become familiar with available options while in and once graduating from high school.  Access to programming creates viable college and career pathways for students to begin taking advantage of college coursework and credit leading to a college degree and saving thousands of dollars.

Office Programs and Initiatives 

  1. Advanced Placement (AP)
  2. Dual Credit
  3. International Baccalaureate (IB)

Over 40 classes are offered in postsecondary programming, either immediately earning college credit by passing the course, or preparing students to take an exam to earn college credit. 

Find additional information on each program by clicking the program name.


District Coordinator, Innovation and Postsecondary Programming – Andrew Urban

Phone (816) 418-7676