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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.

African-Centered Preparatory Academy Upper Campus

AC Prep Academy Upper Campus Logo

About AC Prep Upper Campus

African-Centered College Preparatory Academy is located in the Southeast HS building. AC Prep provides a unique college preparatory curriculum that is consistent with KCPS, which supports students of African descent in expanding their knowledge of the culture, history of people of African descent, and increasing their general awareness and knowledge of their own unique history and culture. Our curriculum is grounded in Ma’at principles of virtue and Nguzo Saba community values. We strive to have our students to exceed mandates and reach a higher level of expectation and challenge.

Along with a rigorous college prep academic curriculum, AC Prep teaches principals of Ma’at and the Nguzo Saba focusing on self-esteem, empowerment and responsible citizenship, along with the classical views of traditional African society. We also have a high expectation of academic achievement and social conduct for all AC Prep students.

High School (9-12) Admission Requirements: Students must have a GPA of 2.35 or better, a 90% or better attendance record, and a discipline record that shows appropriate student behavior.

3500 E. Meyer Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64132
(816) 418-1078
Twitter: @KCPS_Southeast

School Hours:
7:20AM - 2:20PM

Grades: 9-12

Key Features:

  • A+ Program
  • Battle of the Brains
  • Early College Academy
  • Manual Career Tech.
  • Ma’at Council
  • Pylons Gifted Program
  • Science Olympiad
  • Success Mentors

School Sports:

  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

School Activities:

  • Cheerleading
  • Choir
  • Dance
  • Drumming
  • National Honor Society
  • Student Council

School Partners

  • Communities in Schools
  • KC Public Library
  • SEHS Alumni Association