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No Cost Covid Testing

Kansas City Public Schools is partnering with the Mid-America Regional Council, KC Cares, Samuel U. Rogers Health Center and Swope Health to offer no-cost COVID-19 testing for KCPS staff, students, families and community members.

KCPS Celebrates Church As Community Champion

The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors and Superintendent Mark Bedell honored Friendship Baptist Church as a Community Champion during a School Board meeting on Wednesday evening, Dec. 9.

KCPS Taps Trio As Terrific Teammates

The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors and Superintendent Mark Bedell recognized the following staff members as Terrific Teammates during a School Board meeting Wednesday evening, Dec. 9.

KCPS Honors Six Students As Scholar Superstars

The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors and Superintendent Mark Bedell recognized the following students as Scholar Superstars during a virtual School Board meeting Wednesday evening, Dec. 10.

KCPS Seeking Feedback from Families with Thoughtexchange

We want to stay connected and hear your questions and ideas about how we should move forward during this pandemic and in this educational landscape. With that in mind, we're asking KCPS families for five minutes today and another five minutes tomorrow to help us plan for the future. Please join our “Thoughtexchange” today to share your thoughts and questions.

Pivot International Donates 7,000 Shields to KCPS

Pivot International, a Lenexa, KS-based global leader in product design, development, and manufacturing, has partnered with Kansas City Public Schools to enhance maximal protection for students and staff with a gift of 7,000 safety shields.

George Washington Carver Dual Language School

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About Carver

At George Washington Carver Dual Language School, all students are expected to be truly bilingual and bi-literate in Spanish and English by the time they complete 6th grade. Research shows that students who attend dual language schools generally have higher overall academic performance than students who attend single language schools. A dual language school provides instruction in two languages. At Carver, the two languages are Spanish and English. This language immersion model is an excellent way for students to quickly learn a second language. Students with dual language skills are more in demand in the work-force and generally earn higher incomes as adults. Dual language students also experience and gain an appreciation of other cultures. ¡Todo lo que queremos ser, eso seremos!

A dual language school provides instruction in two languages. Research shows that students who attend dual language schools generally have higher overall academic performance than students who attend single language schools. At Carver, kindergarten and 1st grade students receive classroom instruction in Spanish, although English Language Learners have opportunities to begin developing English skills.

Our goal is giving every student the opportunity to increased success in the next stage of their education. Students at Carver are expected to be truly bilingual and biliterate in Spanish and English by the time they complete sixth grade. While students work to become proficient in a second language, they also develop an increased cultural awareness while reaching a high level of academic achievement. Students develop proficiency in the second language by hearing and using it to learn all of their school subjects rather than by studying the language itself.

There are no language requirements to enroll in kindergarten or first grade. However, because about half of the instruction is provided in Spanish beginning in 2nd grade, students may struggle to be successful without a good grasp of academic Spanish in the upper grades. Therefore, students are required to take a Spanish literacy test before being accepted for enrollment in grades 2-6.

Students are not required to speak fluent English to enroll. However, students in the upper grades who lack English skills may have difficulty with the curriculum and will be provided with additional services to help them be successful.

Admission Requirements: After the first grade, students must demonstrate language proficiency to enter this program.

Uniforms: khaki pants, shorts, jumpers and navy polo with collar for uniform shirt. No denim is allowed.

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4600 Elmwood Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64130
(816) 418-4925
Carver@kcpublicschools.org
facebook.com/KCPSCarver
Twitter:@KCPS_Carver

Grades:
K-6

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

Carver’s Key Features:

  • After School Tutoring
  • Chess Club
  • Dual Language Immersion
  • English Language Learners Program
  • Girls on the Run
  • Mercado
  • National Junior Honor Society
  • Parent Involvement Committee
  • Student Council

Carver’s Community Partners:

  • Caring Communities
  • Edmodo
  • Family Conservancy
  • LINC
  • Study Island
  • Youth Friends

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