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Kansas City Public Schools is fully accredited and enrolling families for the 2022-23 school year. Stop by the Board of Education, 2901 Troost Ave., to speak with an enrollment specialist today!

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As Chief of Staff, Ms. Holliday-Scott’s work will focus on facilitating and overseeing the transition team, assessing and reviewing internal district processes, participating in the Blueprint 2030 process and collaborating with executive team members.

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Dr. Davis was named Interim Deputy Superintendent and Chief Equity Officer in July 2022. His departmental oversight includes School Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, Student Support, Research and Accountability, and Equity, Inclusion and Innovation.

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This fall, KCPS middle and high schoolers will be joining students across the globe for the 2022 Space Grand Challenge. KCPS is recruiting teachers and cybersecurity industry professionals as coaches.

‘FAFSA Frenzy’ and KC Scholars Essay Prep

KCPS and the Missouri College Advising Corps (MCAC) are joining forces to deliver two important weeks of events for our scholars. The Department of Equity, Inclusion, and Innovation wants to let you know about the FAFSA Frenzy Week. In all our high schools, we are reminding seniors that the priority deadline to obtain the maximum amount of federal and state dollars is Feb. 1, 2021.

From Jan. 19-22, KCPS staff and MCAC Advisers will assist seniors and their families with personal meetings, demonstrate how to get started, and respond to any questions about the FAFSA. This form is a necessary step for seniors to qualify for state and federal aid.

Many of our seniors will qualify for the full Federal Pell Grant amount of $6,345, which doesn't have to be paid back if students successfully complete their coursework. By meeting the priority deadline of Feb. 1, students can also qualify for extra grant money from our state. Depending on your family’s income and the school you attend, an extra $1,300 to $2,850 can be applied to your schooling.

During the last week of the month from Jan. 25-29, students and families can learn more about special scholarships for 9th graders and 11th graders from KC Scholars. Ninth graders can apply to earn up to $1,400 in high school to use for college (up to 250 students will be selected). Many of our juniors will qualify for college savings and for $50,000 to attend exceptional colleges and universities in the region! 

MCAC Advisers and counseling staff will be sharing school dates and times within each building.

Please contact College Access Coordinator Joyce Nguyen Hernandez at jhernand@kcpublicschools.org, your MCAC Adviser, or your counselor for additional information.

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