College and Career Readiness

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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.

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Summer Opportunities

Summer Opportunity Age or Grade Type Link
Madame President Camp Ages 10-13 Leadership
Girls Who Code Rising 10th-12th Grade STEM 
Children’s Mercy STAR Program 2.0 High School Students and Middle/High School Teachers STEM

Health Science 
KCK Public Library Events All Ages Library Sponsored Events 
KCK Parks & Rec Lego Summer Camps Ages 5-12 STEAM 
KCK Parks & Rec Summer Programs Ages 5-12 Variety 
KC YMCA Youth Day Camp Ages 5-12 Variety 
Youth Volunteer Corps of Greater KC Summer of Service Ages 11-18 Leadership

Burns and McDonnell Engineering U High School students

Incoming College Freshman

Johnson County Community College – Transportation Institute Summer Camp High School 9th-11th Grade Transportation and Logistics Flier Link – 

Application Link – 

Prep KC Health Start Summer Experience High School 9th-11th Grade Health Science 
KU Health Careers Pathway Programs High School 9th-11th Grade Health Science 
US Intelligence Careers High School 9th – 12th Grade Internship 
HireKC High School 9th-12th Grade Internship 
Project Pipeline Grades 6th-12th STEM

Architecture, Engineering Design

Project Pipeline | NOMA Kansas City (
GEAR UP Virtual Summer Opportunities High School Current 9th and 10th Grade Variety
GEAR UP STEAM Internship Must be 16 years of Age STEAM


How to Support your Diploma+ Student


High School Students and Parents

Do you have questions about College and Career Readiness? The Diploma+ College and Career Readiness Team is ready to assist! Please email the Lead CCC or the College Adviser at your school for more information.

Please check your student email for the code to join the College Center Google Classroom at your high school. Important information is updated daily! Including links for Zoom meetings where you can connect each week with the Lead CCC and the College Adviser from your school. 

Office Hours 8:00-4:00 Monday-Friday

Link to Virtual College Visits and Advisors

High School Lead College and Career Coordinators:

Mr. Franco, (FL Schlagle HS)
Ms. DeVries, (Sumner Academy)
Ms. Stone, (JC Harmon HS)
Mr. Wall, (Washington HS)
Ms. James, (Wyandotte HS)

College Advisers:

Ms. Davis, (FL Schlagle HS)
Ms. Antunez, (JC Harmon HS)
Ms. Ramirez, (Sumner Academy)
Mr. Hullaby, (Washington HS)
Ms. Brandenburgh, (Wyandotte HS)
Mr. Ruiz Cervantes, (Wyandotte HS)

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Have questions about classes at KCKCC and/or KCKCC TEC? The College and Career Facilitator at every high school is available through email, ready to help you navigate any issues that may arise. Weekly Zoom sessions have also been created at each high school.

College and Career Facilitators:

Mr. Herrington, (FL Schlagle HS)
Ms. Lindahl, (JC Harmon HS)
Mr. Taylor, (Sumner Academy)
Ms. Metoyer,  (Washington HS)
Mr. Hoffman, (Wyandotte HS)

Middle School Students and Parents

Do you have questions about College and Career or High School Readiness? The Diploma+ College and Career Readiness Team is ready to assist! Please email the Diploma+ Liaison at your school for more information.

Middle School Diploma+ Liaisons:

Ms. Thomas, (Gloria Willis MS)
Mr. Mortensen, (Arrowhead and Eisenhower MS)
Ms. Spohrer, (Argentine and Rosedale MS)
Mr. Jones, (Central and Carl B. Bruce MS)

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