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KCPS orchestra students perform at the KCPS Fine Arts Showcase on Thursday, April 28, 2022.

"In schools, children need to have a place of belonging. They need to know they're accepted. They have to find their niche, that thing they’re good at,” said KCPS Deputy Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Collier.

Five people stand in the KCPS boardroom. They are smiling as one receives an award.

At the Wednesday, March 9, 2022, Board of Education meeting, three KCPS employees were recognized as “Terrific Teammates” for their contributions to their school communities.

A banner showing smiling children with the words "Enroll now for fall!"

Current KCPS students will automatically “roll up” to the next grade, and no action is required from parents/guardians at this time. Please do not submit an application for new enrollment, as this will cause processing delays.

A graphic of students attending schools wearing masks.

With guidance from our trusted community health partners, the Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors and administration agreed on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, to end our mask mandate, effective immediately.

students in a bright, colorful classroom work on computers

On Jan. 29, 2022, 42 students from East High School, Lincoln College Prep and Lincoln Middle School competed against students from four other districts and three charter schools in the 2022 PREP-KC Math Relays. KCPS won 41 of 98 awards!

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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