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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.

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.

 

African-Centered Preparatory Academy Lower Campus Logo

African-Centered College Preparatory Academy - Lower Campus (PK-8)
6410 Swope Pkwy.
Kansas City, MO 64132
(816) 418-1175
 

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AC Prep Academy Upper Campus Logo

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

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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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Lincoln College Prepartory Academy Middle School Logo

Lincoln College Preparatory Academy Middle School (6-8)
2012 East 23rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 418-1500
 

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Border Star Montessori Logo

Border Star Montessori (PK-6)

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

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Harold Holliday Sr. Montessori Logo

Harold L. Holliday, Sr. Montessori
7227 Jackson Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64132
(816) 418-2950
Grades: PreK-6

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Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts Logo

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

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George Washington Carver Dual Language School Logo

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

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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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SIGNATURE SCHOOLS THEMES

Teacher and Students Signature Schools
Kids singing in choir