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Kansas City Public Schools is fully accredited and enrolling families for the 2022-23 school year. Stop by the Board of Education, 2901 Troost Ave., to speak with an enrollment specialist today!

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As Chief of Staff, Ms. Holliday-Scott’s work will focus on facilitating and overseeing the transition team, assessing and reviewing internal district processes, participating in the Blueprint 2030 process and collaborating with executive team members.

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Dr. Davis was named Interim Deputy Superintendent and Chief Equity Officer in July 2022. His departmental oversight includes School Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, Student Support, Research and Accountability, and Equity, Inclusion and Innovation.

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This fall, KCPS middle and high schoolers will be joining students across the globe for the 2022 Space Grand Challenge. KCPS is recruiting teachers and cybersecurity industry professionals as coaches.

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 chronic discipline or behavior issues. 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 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

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