About Our School
Paseo is a signature school of Kansas City Public Schools with a thriving performing arts program that includes, dance, visual arts, fashion design, graphic arts, video production, instrumental and vocal music, technical theater, and drama. Students within the district with an interest in the arts may audition for admission.
The school is located just east of historic Paseo Boulevard near Brush Creek on the site of the original Paseo High School that first enrolled students in 1926. The present building, opened in 1991, offers varying venues for arts presentations in a large theater, a more intimate recital hall, a dramatic "black box," and an art gallery. Spacious art classrooms provide facilities for work with various art media including metal sculpture and ceramics.Contact Information(816) 418 - 2275
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.
Required documents to enroll in Kindergarten – 12th Grade:
- Birth Certificate
- Student's current immunization record
- Parent/guardian photo ID (Proof of guardianship, if required)
- Previous school records – transcript, behavior, attendance (grades 1st – 8th)
- Two proofs of residency (See “Acceptable Proofs of Residency” list below)
- One from each column
ACCEPTABLE PROOFS OF RESIDENCY
(one from each column)
PROOF OF RESIDENCE #1
- Valid Property Deed
- Current Real Estate Tax Receipt
- Mortgage Statement/Bill
- Signed Residential Lease Agreement
- Residency Affidavit – Must be notarized (fine at kcpublicschools.org or Office of Admissions 2901 Troost)
PROOF OF RESIDENCE #2
- Current utility bill: electric, water or gas. (Disconnect or shutoff notices will not be accepted. Bills must be within the last 30 days)
- Personal Property Tax Receipt (Past year)
- Homeowner’s/Rental Insurance Policy (Current year)
- Social Services, Social Security Statement, or Other Legal/Court Documents
- Pay stub/Pay check (within 30 days)
- Bank statement (within 30 days)
Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: Who can attend Signature Schools?A: Any student who lives within the Kansas City Public Schools attendance boundary and meets the school's enrollment requirements can attend a Signature School. Students who live outside the school system attendance boundary may be eligible to attend if space permits; tuition fees would apply.Q: Do students who attend Signature Schools receive transportation?A: Students in grades K-12 who live 0.5 miles or more from their school are eligible for transportation. Transportation is not provided to pre-kindergarten students. For more detailed information, visit www.kcpublicschools.org/transportation.Q: How do I fulfill the additional admission requirements?A: Once you have submitted your enrollment application, call the school office to schedule a time to complete the admission requirements.Q: What is the age requirement for my child to enter pre-kindergarten?A: Your child must be three years old before September 1st (effective 2018-19 school year). Visit the Richardson Early Learning or Woodland Early Learning for enrollment information.Q: What is the age requirement for my child to enter kindergarten?A: Your child must be five years old before before September 1st (effective 2018-19 school year).Q: Will I be allowed to enroll my child in a Kansas City Public School without having an up-to-date immunization record on file?A: No. Missouri law (RSMo 167.181) requires all children show proof of adequate immunizations before enrolling in a public school.