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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.

Signature Schools

Our tuition-free Signature Schools include nine campuses with unique academic themes and extracurricular opportunities for students from Pre-kindergarten to 12th grade. There are Signature Schools that focus on college preparation, foreign language immersion, dual-language education, African-centered studies, the Montessori method, and fine and performing arts.

These programs are located in 9 KCPS buildings and each site has unique application requirements and standards.

 

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African-Centered College Preparatory Academy - Upper Campus (9-12)
3500 E. Meyer Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64132
(816) 418-1078

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Foreign Langauge Academy FLA

Foreign Language Academy (K-8)
3450 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 418-6000
 

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Lincoln College Preparatory Academy (9-12)
2111 Woodland Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 418-3000
Grades: 9-12

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African-Centered Preparatory Academy Lower Campus Logo

African-Centered College Preparatory Academy - Lower Campus (PK-8)
6410 Swope Pkwy.
Kansas City, MO 64131
(816) 418-1175
 

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George Washington Carver Dual Language School (K-6)
4600 Elmwood Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64130
(816) 418-4925
 

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Lincoln College Prepartory Academy Middle School Logo

Lincoln College Preparatory Academy Middle School (6-8)
2012 East 23rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64127
(816) 418-1500
 

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Border Star Montessori (PK-6)

6321 Wornall Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64113
(816) 418-5150
 

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Harold L. Holliday, Sr. Montessori
7227 Jackson Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64132
(816) 418-1950
Grades: PreK-6

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Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts (7-12)
4747 Flora Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64110
(816) 418-2275
 

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SIGNATURE SCHOOLS THEMES

Teacher and Students Signature Schools
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