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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 Lower Campus

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About AC Prep Lower

African-Centered Preparatory Academy Lower Campus provides a unique college preparatory curriculum that is consistent with KCPS but strives to exceed its mandates due to our school’s higher level of expectation and challenge. AC Prep stays in-tune with the distinctive foundation of cultural awareness that is important to the success of students in urban areas. We focus on college readiness as well as teaching the rich history of African and African-American people and culture to give students the opportunity to drive their own success. Research shows that when students knows their heritage, they are more likely to take pride in their performance and demonstrate improved behavior. Every day, our goal is to provide a culture where students can develop a life-long love of learning.

Elementary (K-5) 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. Previously enrolled students do not need to re-enroll for middle school as long as they maintain the below requirements.

Middle School (6-8) 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. Previously enrolled students do not need to re-enroll for high school as long as they maintain the admission requirements.

6410 Swope Pkwy.
Kansas City, MO 64132
(816) 418-1175
ACPrepLower@kcpublicschools.org
facebook.com/KCPSACPrepLower
Twitter: @KCPS_ACPrepLower

Grades:
K-8

School Hours:
9:15AM - 4:15PM

AC Prep Lower’s Key Features:

  • Cultural Arts: Dance Drumming Visual Arts
  • Detroit / Motown Performances
  • Free Before & After School Care
  • Greenhouse
  • Ma’at Principles
  • Nguzo Saba Values
  • Pylons Program
  • STEM Makers Room
  • Student Council
  • Success Mentors