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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

KCPS Charter Schools

KCPS has worked and collaborated with charter schools since the late 1990s.  Since 2015, the Kansas City Public Schools has sponsored charter schools.  The KCPS Office of Education Collaboration sponsors the following charter schools:

KCPS Sponsored Charter Schools

Allen Village School

Allen Village School is a PreK-12 charter school located in the heart of Westport with two campuses within walking distance of one another. Allen Village School focuses on student success in an academic challenging, yet safe environment, by maintaining a low teacher to student ratio and facilitating learning through advanced technological resources for students and staff.  Students are also provided a personal laptop (or iPad for K-2) to use during the school year to enhance their learning experiences. Allen Village School has been sponsored by KCPS since May 2019.

CROSSROADS CHARTER SCHOOLS

Crossroads Charter Schools is a network of three charter schools located in downtown Kansas City. Crossroads prepares students to excel by providing an academically rigorous education. Crossroads’ mission is to prepare and inspire students to build a better tomorrow by providing an academically rigorous K-12 education in a creative, collaborative, community-focused environment.  Crossroads Charter Schools has been sponsored by KCPS since January 2022.

 

Gordon Parks Elementary School

Gordon Parks Elementary is a small, family like charter school for children in grades K-4. Acting on its conviction that every child has promise, Gordon Parks provides children, including those who are at-risk, an individualized education that is balanced to develop character, intellect, creativity and physical well-being.  Gordon Parks Elementary School, believes culture creates connection which drives collaboration which then allows for strong core instruction.  Gordon Parks Elementary has been sponsored by KCPS since February 2022.

 

Closed KCPS Sponsored Charter Schools

KANSAS CITY NEIGHBORHOOD ACADEMY

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The Kansas City Neighborhood Academy closed June 30, 2019. The Charter School Board of Directors decided to close due to struggles meeting its annual enrollment and budgetary goals. Slower than expected housing development around the school and the increasing number of educational seats available within the Kansas City Public Education System presented significant obstacles for the school and jeopardized long-term sustainability. You may find the KCNA Board’s letter to parents and families here. Employment verification requests of formerly employed staff may be made to the Office of Education Collaboration in care of Charnissa Holliday-Scott, chollidayscott@kcpublicschools.org.

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