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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.

Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts

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About Paseo Academy

Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts offers a diverse performing arts program. Our teachers have extensive backgrounds in the arts and are dedicated to providing students with outstanding educational opportunities through a wide variety of creative experiences. Locally and nationally celebrated writers, artists, actors, musicians and dancers provide additional instruction, with many serving as artists-in-residence, lecturers and master teachers. This prepares our students to successfully participate in local, regional and national performances, as well as exhibitions and arts competitions. Through a highly experienced network of partnerships and volunteers, students enjoy a variety of opportunities to hone their craft and prepare for the future. In addition to offering extensive training in the arts, Paseo also provides a rigorous academic program to prepare students for college and postsecondary advanced studies. Each year, graduating seniors are awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships to various colleges and universities, internships and on-the-job shadowing, with many graduates receiving an associate degree in addition to their high school diploma.

Community is an important thread in the overall tapestry of Paseo. Through a highly experienced network of community partnerships and volunteers, students enjoy a variety of opportunities to hone their craft and prepare for the future. Our Community Partners commit their time, talents and efforts to raise academic achievement and help provide guidance and resources for the next step in a student’s professional journey.

We work with community professionals to visit classes and share with our students what they do and how they impact the community. Volunteers share about their job experiences, interesting projects and what it takes to earn their degree and succeed in their industry.

Middle School (7-8) Admission Requirements: Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, 90% attendance rate or higher for a full academic year, no “F” grade at the end of the semester, no chronic discipline or behavior issues. Applicants must also pass an interview and complete an application for enrollment. Previously enrolled students do not need to re-enroll for high school as long as they maintain the below requirements.

High School (9-12) Admission Requirements: Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, 90% attendance rate or higher for a full academic year, no “F” grade at the end of the semester, no chronic discipline or behavior issues. Applicants must also pass an audition and complete an application for enrollment.

4747 Flora Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64110
(816) 418-2275
Paseo@kcpublicschools.org

Grades:
7-12

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

Paseo’s Majors:

  • Broadcast Television
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance
  • Fashion & Costume Design
  • Instrumental Music
  • Theatre
  • Technical Theatre
  • Visual Arts
  • Vocal Music

Paseo’s Key Features:

  • Art Gallery
  • Career Academies
  • Dance Studios
  • Early College Academy
  • Full Sized Theater
  • Orchestra Room
  • Recital Hall
  • TV Studio

Paseo’s Community Partners:

  • American Jazz Museum
  • Avila University
  • Coterie Theatre
  • The Culture House
  • Kauffman Scholars Program
  • KC Friends of Alvin Ailey
  • The KC Symphony
  • Leopold Gallery