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Blueprint 2030: Help KCPS Set Goals for the Future

We’re asking staff members, students, parents/guardians and others to join us in providing feedback by participating in our Thoughtexchange platform. This is an opportunity for our stakeholders to offer their responses to questions about the future of our schools.

Celebrate Our 2021 School Teachers of the Year

The 2021 Kansas City Public Schools Teacher of the Year Recognition Program honors the educators who structure their classrooms to increase performance and provide exceptional experiences, no matter what.

KCPS Board of Education (BOE)

Families who applied for kindergarten, pre-K or a Signature School by the initial deadline of Monday, Feb. 15, received emails Wednesday, March 3 with offers to their first, second or third choice school.

Zoom Across America

The Greater Kansas City Links Chapter is partnering with school systems across the metro to host Zoom reading sessions for kindergarten - third grade students in honor of Read Across America Week, the nation’s largest celebration of reading.

College Access Corner

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This initiative launched by the Department of Equity, Inclusion, and Innovation strives to provide all KCPS students with greater access to scholarship opportunities and ACT test prep materials for their college and career goals. Hurdles like poverty, lack of housing, and unfair policies can discourage potential scholars and achievers to aim for higher education.

KCPS actively advocates to increase choices and decrease the barriers in a student’s initial steps of selecting a postsecondary school and financing this journey. 

The KCPS College Access Corner provides a list of resources which are meant to assist students and families with the college application process by providing information about universities, careers, and available scholarships to make a degree realistic and more affordable for all our students.

For individuals or organizations interested in reporting new scholarships or program information on this page, please contact the College Access Coordinator, Joyce Nguyen Hernandez, at

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Upcoming Events

Post-Secondary resources

Early Planning Essentials

For 9th Graders

For 10th Graders

For 11th Graders

For 12th Graders

College Research

Common App and College Matching


Financial Aid

The Educational Opportunity Center is an organization which offers free services like assistance with the completion of the financial aid forms, college and career counseling, and guidance on a range of subjects like resume writing, student loans, and more.

Educational Opportunity Center

Financial Aid Quick Reference Sheet





ACT Test prep resources



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Accommodations on the ACT

Students who have formal accommodations plans (IEP, 504) which provide testing accommodations to students on classroom tests MAY be eligible for those same accommodations on the ACT test.  There are eligibility requirements that must be met, and additional paperwork that must be submitted to ACT.  You can read more about accommodations here. If you believe that your child may be eligible for accommodations, please speak to your child's case manager.


How to Register

Spanish Resources

Education Quest


Department of Volunteer

Upcoming Scholarships

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