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Bedell at Graduations 2020

On Thursday, the City Council is scheduled to vote on an incentive package for BlueScope, a billion-dollar multinational corporation. After a 100 percent property tax abatement for 20 years, they want 13 more, holding the City Council hostage by saying they might move to Kansas.

And what they want is the continuation of a deal that has already disproportionately impacted the funding of Kansas City’s schools, libraries and mental health resources.

Jontell Washington Student of LCPA

Jontell Washington is a builder.

In his case, Jontell knows how to build bridges across linguistic gaps. A member of Lincoln College Preparatory Academy’s Class of 2020, he is one of 59 scholars from across Kansas City Public Schools who earned their Missouri Seal of Biliteracy this year.

Tyrell Wooddard in Model 717 at MINDDRIVE

 Tyrell Woodard is a magician.

With a blowtorch and his brain, Tyrell can craft innovative objects that combine every element of STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art and math. He can build cars that require no fossil fuels.

Essay Board student Sofia Murasi

Last fall, Mr. Odam conceived of a college essay board comprised of KCPS staff members who would donate their time and expertise to help students perfect their compositions. The idea was to tap into the considerable talent that can be found across Team KCPS.

Morgan McPartland teacher of Carver

May 4-8, 2020, is Teacher Appreciation Week. Everything we do in Kansas City Public Schools revolves around the relationships between our teachers and our students. I want to express my gratitude for the work our teachers do every day.

Career & Technical School

Career Top Web

Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) offers a multitude of career and technical programs mainly based at Manual Career and Technical Center (MCTC). MCTC is a shared-time attendance center for students in grades 11 and 12 who live within the KCPS attendance boundaries.

The main campus offers eleven programs:

Career and Technical Programs offered in other KCPS Buildings

The center offers career and technical programs at multiple sites. Our campuses prepare students to enter a highly educated workforce or to begin post-secondary education. Successful completion of a designated program allows MCTC students to be eligible for articulated or dual college credit and access to employment placement services

The Central High Campus offers:

  • Computer Science

The Central Middle Campus offers:

  • Project Lead the Way to Technology

The East High Campus offers:

  • Computer Science
  • Project Lead the Way to Engineering

The Lincoln Prep Campus offers:

  • Project Lead the Way Computer Science

The Lincoln Middle Campus offers:

  • Project Lead the Way Design and Modeling

Manual Careeer Culinary
Kids singing in choir