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KCPS is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with profiles of Latinos who have made a difference in our community. Today, we remember Yvonne Vazquez Rangel, an education advocate who lobbied for access to bilingual education. 

John Fierro Kansas City Notable Latino

KCPS is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month featuring notable Latino community members who have made a difference in the city and/or the nation. Today, we honor John Fierro, President/CEO of Mattie Rhodes Center and a long-time public figure in Kansas City.

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KCPS is continuing our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with a spotlight on Rebecca Jaramillo, an advocate for equal rights and a founder of Fiesta Hispana, one of the first celebrations of Hispanic Heritage Month in Kansas City.

Local Kansas City Hero Primitivo Garcia

Primitivo Garcia is often referred to as Kansas City's first local Hispanic hero. One KCPS elementary school is named after this hero after he gave his life to save his English teacher in 1967.

Evening Academy

Evening Academy

Evening Academy is a high school program designed for students looking for a flexible pathway toward graduation.  Students will earn credits toward a traditional high school diploma.  Students can enroll as a full time Evening Academy student, part-time student, or dual-enrolled student.  Students who are behind can catch up in a safe, supportive environment while being dual-enrolled at their home high school or enrolled as a full time Evening Academy student. Students can also create room in their schedule for additional courses and electives by taking credits through Evening Academy.  We have an option for every student!


Students will use an online software program and blended instruction to obtain credits toward a high school diploma. Classes will meet Monday through Thursday afternoons and evenings for quarterly 9-week sessions. Schedules will be developed with the instructor to best meet students’ goals.

KCPS will provide transportation, meals and required technology for Evening Academy students in addition to wraparound support services.


Students in grades 9-12 who live within the Kansas City Public Schools and students younger than 21 who have not yet received a high school diploma.

Click here to be sent more information about enrolling in KCPS Evening Academy.

1215 E Truman Rd
Kansas City, MO 64106
(816) 418-5276

School Hours:
Teachers available between 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM, with personalized schedules for students

Grades: 9-12