About African-Centered Prep Elementary

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    AC Prep provides a unique college preparatory curriculum that is consistent with KCPS, but strives to exceed its mandates due to our school’s higher level of expectation and challenge. AC Prep stays in-tune with the distinctive foundation of cultural awareness that is important to the success of students in urban areas.

    We focus on college readiness as well as teaching the rich history of African and African-American people and culture to give students the opportunity to drive their own success. Research shows that when students knows their heritage, they are more likely to take pride in their performance and demonstrate improved behavior. The teaching of one’s history develops a child’s self-awareness and lends itself to a clearer understanding of what should be expected in the future.

    Along with a rigorous college prep academic curriculum, AC Prep teaches principals of Ma’at and the Nguzo Saba focusing on self-esteem, empowerment, responsible citizenship, along with the classical views of traditional African society. 

    Develop a life-long love of learning and leadership

    Every day, our goal is to provide a culture where students can develop a life-long love of learning. As a one-to-one school, every student at AC Prep has his/her own technology device, allowing teachers to use innovative teaching to bring lessons to life. Students receive ongoing mentoring from an early age to develop key skills to become tomorrow’s community leaders.

    Activities to make school fun and challenging

    Community partnerships are very important at AC Prep. Organizations support our school by providing volunteers who assist with programs and activities to help make school both fun and challenging for all of our students.

    Middle School experiences

    Middle School students have the opportunity to experience a wide-range of activities and school events, including middle school sports. Sports include cross country, track, and more.



    • Cultural Arts:
      • Dance
      • Drumming
      • Visual Arts
    • Student Council
    • Detroit/Motown Performance
    • Greenhouse
    • STEAM Makers Room
    • Pylons Gifted Program  
    • Middle School Sports

    School Events:

    • Mothers & Muffins
    • Dad’s Breakfast
    • Kwanzaa Assembly
    • Kwanzaa Market
    • Kindergarten Graduation
    • Ancestor’s Day
    • Black Star Steam Line Project 
    • In-house Spelling Bee
    • Science Fair
    • Swamp Eco-System Project