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OUR ESSENTIAL GOAL

Each student will exit high school prepared for college and careers in a global society, and at every level, each student's performance is on-track and on-time for success.





Bio+, CNA, Pharmacy, Tech Impact, and Bioscience Summer Experience Applications Available






ABOUT

A high school diploma is not enough, in today’s economy, for students to access high-pay, high-demand jobs that transform their lives and their community. In order to prepare our students for success in a global society, the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools is implementing a district-wide initiative called Diploma+.



Diploma+ means that each student will exit high school prepared for college and careers in a global society, and at every level, each student’s performance is on-track and on-time for success.

Click Here for the Diploma+ Informational Brochure

Click Here for the Diploma+ Whitepaper


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DIPLOMA+ ENDORSEMENTS

What is ACT/SAT?

The ACT is a nationally administered, standardized test that helps colleges evaluate perspective students. It focuses around five core subjects: english, mathematics, reading, science and writing.

The SAT is also a nationally administered, standardized test which helps colleges evaluate perspective students. It focuses on mathematics, evidence-based reading, writing and an optional essay.

Who pays for the testing fee?

Students can visit their counselor’s office to apply for a fee waiver.

Does the district offer test preparation support?

Each school offers different test preparation supports. Please contact your counselor for more information.

Can students take the ACT/SAT more than once?

Yes, students can take either test more than once. See your counselor for more details.

Why those score targets?

The required scores are qualified admissions standards set by the Kansas Board of Regents.

A 1060 on the SAT is equivalent to 21 on the ACT.

When do students start to acquire college credits?

Students begin acquiring college credits in grades 10 and 11. These credits are dual credits, meaning students will receive both high school and college credit for these classes.

Where do students take college classes?

Students take college classes in their high school.

Who teaches the college classes?

College classes are taught by KCKPS teachers and by professors from both Donnelly College and Kansas City, Kansas Community College.

Are there prerequisites?

Students need to be on-track and on-time in their studies. In addition, they must complete placement tests.

Do the college credits transfer?

Yes, college credits transfer to all schools which are part of the Kansas Board of Regents. Click here to learn which schools are part of the Kansas Board of Regents.

Who pays for these college credits?

Eligible students are provided with scholarships for college credits.

What certificates and credentials are available to student?

  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Translation
  • More coming soon

Who teaches certificate and credential classes?

  • Certificate and Credential courses are taught by KCKPS Teachers, Career and Technical Education Instructors and Instructors from the Kansas City, Kansas Community College.

Who certifies students?

  • Industry recognized organizations
  • State of Kansas

How do parents and students find out about these programs or opportunities?

Parents and students can contact their school counselor for more information.

How are these internships and projects facilitated?

The District works with business and industry partners through advisory boards to craft and facilitate all qualified internships and industry-approved projects.

How does a student get accepted into the military?

Students can apply to any of the branches of the United States military.

Students must complete the ASVAB. The ASVAB is a multiple aptitude test which measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational successes in the military.

How can students learn about their military options?

All students have access to recruiters at career fairs and students at Washington High are able to join the ROTC program.

What does this mean?

Students can complete the full International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme or an International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme. In order to graduate with one of these program options, students must pass the end-of-course exam.

Who can complete this option?

This path is available for students at Sumner Academy of Arts and Science.

What does this mean?

Students will articulate their plan to succeed in the workplace or in postsecondary education by providing evidence to a school committee. This endorsement accommodates the needs of students who may not have sufficient time to complete other endorsements.

Who approves the student’s post-secondary transition plans?

Post-secondary transition plans are approved by committee at the building level.

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DIPLOMA+ DASHBOARD

Tracking student progress is an essential part to every student graduating diploma+. In order to accurately and efficiently track this progress, the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools has created the Diploma+ Dashboard.

The Dashboard is a tool which parents and students can utilize to stay up to date on attendance, grades, test scores, view goals, college and career experiences and more. To log-in visit:

https://diplomaplus.kckps.org


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APPLICATIONS


Bio+ Application

Open to: Current Sophomore & Juniors
Open: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Closes: Monday, November 27, 2017
Location: North Central Office - Bio Science Lab
Meeting Time: MTRF for 2.5 hours - 2 Semesters
AM Group and PM Group

Program requirements include:

Transportation Provided
URL: https://www.cognitoforms.com/KCKPS1/_20182019BioProgram

Contact: Zulma Perez-Estrella
Download PDF Flyer for this course


Certified Nursing Application

Eligibile: Current Juniors and Sophomores
Opens: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Closes: Monday, November 27, 2017
Location: North Central Office - Bio Science Lab
Meeting Time: 2x per Week for 3 hours - 1 Semester
AM Group and PM Group
CNA in partnership with Delores Homes Training Center. This SEMESTER program includes:

The class will meet either: Tuesday & Thursday mornings or Wednesday & Friday.
Transportation Provided!
URL:https://www.cognitoforms.com/KCKPS1/_20182019CertifiedNursingAssistantCNAProgram
Contact: Zulma Perez-Estrella
Download PDF Flyer for this course


CVS Pharmacy Internship Application

URL: https://www.cognitoforms.com/KCKPS1/_201718CVSPharmacyStudentInternshipApplication
Contact: Gail Davis

Tech Impact Application

Eligible: Current Juniors and Sophomores
Opens: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Closes: Monday, November 27, 2017
Location: Cerner Continuous Campus
Meeting Time: M - F for 2.5 hours - 2 Semesters

1st Semester -

2nd Semester - Cerner Scholars Internship

Transportation Provided
URL: https://www.cognitoforms.com/KCKPS1/_20182019TechImpactApplication
Contact: Andrew Azwell
Download PDF Flyer for this course

Bioscience Summer Experience Application: https://www.cognitoforms.com/KCKPS1/_2018BioscienceSummerExperienceApplication

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CONTACT


If you have further questions about Diploma+, please email us at diploma.plus@kckps.org.


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