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Crossroads Academy Charter Schools - Central St.

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Neighborhood schools, charter schools, signature schools, private schools – for anyone living in the Kansas City Public Schools district, finding the right school for our children is a challenge. Show Me KC Schools helps families navigate the elementary, middle, and high schools serving children and youth in the heart of Kansas City.

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Switching To Middle School Can Be Hard On Kids, But There Are Ways To Make It Better

Oct 20, 2017
NPR A large body of research suggests that students who go to middle school or junior high do worse academically, socially and emotionally, compared to the young teenagers who get to be the oldest students at schools with grades K-8. … read more

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Why Parents Make Flawed Choices About Their Kids' Schooling

Oct 19, 2017
The Atlantic "What’s needed is for parents to understand that test scores track so closely with a person’s background—their parents’ education level and income—that they say little about the quality of a school," says Jack Schneider, author of "Beyond Test … read more

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KCPS students raise concerns, questions, suggestions with superintendent

Oct 19, 2017
KSHB “I felt like I was on 'Meet The Press' today. The students asked some very tough questions,” Bedell said. “And some of them were based on the political landscapes that exist with this country, the way race plays out … read more

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Winning by Attrition

Oct 18, 2017
KCPT TAKE NOTE Some high schools in Kansas City achieve some of their success by not replacing departing students. Read more at KCPT Take Note.

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Educate Parents About School Choice

Oct 11, 2017
US News and World Report Parents need help making education decisions for their children and you already know who's here to help! Read the whole story at US News and World Report.

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If you are exploring this website you are probably like many other parents in Kansas City trying to understand the differences between schools and hoping to find the right school for your child. Here are some facts about Kansas City schools to get you started.
Where to Begin?

Where to Begin?

For many parents searching for the right school for their children, the questions are limitless: What’s my KCPS neighborhood school? What Catholic school can my child attend? What is a charter school? Our FAQ page is a good place to find these answers.
Navigating the Choices

Navigating the Choices

Not one, but 15 school districts serve students in Kansas City, Missouri. They are: Belton, Blue Springs, Center, Grandview, Hickman Mills, Independence, Kansas City Public Schools, Kearney, Lee’s Summit, Liberty, North Kansas City, Park Hill, Platte County, Raytown, and Smithville. Show Me KC Schools provides information about every K-12 school within Kansas City Public Schools’ boundaries – charter, district, private, and parochial.
What is a charter school?

What is a charter school?

A charter school is a tuition-free public school for families who live within the boundaries of the Kansas City Public Schools district. Charter schools operate independently of the traditional public school district and are governed as 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations.
KCPS: Two Types of Schools

KCPS: Two Types of Schools

Did you know KCPS operates two types of schools- neighborhood schools and signature schools (previously “magnet schools”)? Signature schools offer specific educational themes, such as Montessori, foreign language, performing arts, or college preparation. All students living within the KCPS district may apply to attend a signature school, regardless of where they live in the district.