KCKPS Community Academy Gives Public Greater Understanding of the Operation and Initiatives of the School District

June 1, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Melissa Fears, Director of Communications and Marketing (913) 279-2225

Are you interested in learning about our outstanding students, rigorous curriculum, highly-touted initiatives and the dedicated staff of Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools? The newly created KCKPS Community Academy is for you.

In this program, you’ll gain greater insight into how the school district operates, as well as learn about the programs, including our highly-touted Diploma+ initiative that focuses on graduating our students with a high school diploma plus one of the following seven endorsements:

  • Completion of at least one full year of college (18-30 credit hours)
  • Completion of an Industry-Recognized Certificate or Credential
  • At least 21 on the ACT or 1060 on the SAT
  • Completion of the IB Diploma Programme or Career-Related Programme
  • Acceptance into the Military
  • Completion of a Qualified Internship or Industry-Approved Project
  • An Approved Plan for Post-Secondary Transition

The program began as a pilot in spring, 2017.  The concept was developed based on community requests for a program about our public schools similar to the citizen academies operated by local law enforcement agencies and departments.

KCKPS Community Academy is open to everyone, including:

  • individuals
  • church groups
  • community organizations
  • neighborhood associations
  • civic groups

The school district is accepting applications for the afternoon and evening sessions, which will be held:

  • Sept. 6 to 25, 2018 on Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1 to 4:30 p.m. (six classes)
  • Sept. 4 to 27, 2018 on Tuesdays and Thursdays: 6 to 8:30 p.m. (eight classes)

The KCKPS Community Academy is an opportunity you will not want to miss. If you have questions, call Community Engagement Educator Karlean Kramer at 913.627.5616 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Click here to apply. You can also view more important information about the program on the district website: Click KCKPS Community Academy.