African-Centered College Prep Academy

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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide all students with a sense of purpose; instill a belief that all students can learn and become productive successful members of society; foster high standards of educational performance; provide an intensive College Preparatory Curriculum; infuse through the study and instruction of students the rich history and contributions of African and African-American people and culture; enable students to become aware of the relationship of the past to the present and future; and to help students to understand their time (Historical Chronology) and space (location) in the learning environment.

About

Our NSBE scholars received first place honors last year in Detroit, MI. We have monthly themes that we infuse with the state's curriculum and standards.
Tuition: NO Tuition
Transportation provided
Before and After-Care Available

Points of Pride

AC Prep provides a unique college preparatory curriculum that is consistent with KCPS.
STEM Makers space.
AC Prep stays in-tune with the distinctive foundation of cultural awareness that is important to the success of students in urban areas.

African-Centered College Prep Academy

6410 Swope Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64132
816-418-1175
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Website: https://acprep.kcpublicschools.org/
Student Recruiter: Tonoa Foster
tfoster@kcpublicschools.org
Apply to African Centered Prep
Apply: http://www.enrollkc.org

School Details

Year Established: 1988
Total Enrollment: 405
School Type: KCPS-Signature
School Hours: 9:15 am - 4:15 pm

Tuition

Tuition: NO Tuition

Demographics

Feeder Schools

13%
Receive Special Ed Services
0%
English Language Learners

Specialized Programs

  • College Prep
  • Culturally Centered

Arts Programs

  • Drum/Percussion

Sports Programs

  • Basketball (Boys)
  • Basketball (Girls)
  • Cheerleading (Girls)
  • Cross Country (Boys)
  • Cross Country (Girls)
  • Football
  • Track and Field (Boys)
  • Track and Field (Girls)
  • Volleyball (Girls)
  • Wrestling (Boys)

Clubs & Activities

  • Coding
  • Debate
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics
  • Student Government

Social Services

  • School Breakfast
  • School Lunch
  • School Nurse

Family Engagement

  • Evening Family Events
  • Field Trip Chaperone
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Schoolwide Volunteers

Application Details

Although many schools have application deadlines, most continue to accept applications for available seats on an ongoing basis.

Kindergarten Cutoff: August 31
Residence: Students must live within the KCPS boundaries.

How to Apply

Enroll online on the KCPS website

Applications for signature and neighborhood schools open on November 14, 2022

The initial round of applications deadline is February 17, 2023

The week of March 1st, initial seats will be offered, and parents will need to complete the registration form.

You can still apply after the deadline, seats will be offered at a later date.

Submit applications online or in-person at the Board of Education building, 2901 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64109. Applications CANNOT be submitted at schools.

To be eligible for African-Centered Prep a scholar must: come in for an orientation; have and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or better; 90% or better attendance; adhere to all of the uniform guidelines daily; and must not be defiant, disrespectful or a threat to any other Scholar’s education.

Submit applications to www.enrollkc.org or in person at the Board of Education building, 2901 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64109. Applications CANNOT be submitted at the school.

Apply to African Centered Prep
Apply: http://www.enrollkc.org

Enrollment Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Birth Certificate
  • Current Immunization Record or Religious Exemption Statement
  • Most recent report card/transcript (not required for kindergarten applicants)

Public schools also require:

  • Proof of Address (also called “Proof of Residency”)
  • Parent or guardian photo ID

Standardized Test Results

English

* Indicates data has been suppressed due to a small student sample.

Math

* Indicates data has been suppressed due to a small student sample.

Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) tests are scored (or graded) according to four achievement levels: Below Basic, Basic, Proficient, and Advanced. The number shown here is the percentage of students who scored Proficient or Advanced. When comparing scores between years, please remember that the test Missouri gives has changed several times.

Please note that private schools are not required to participate in these exams.

In 2019, the average English score in Missouri was 48.7%; the average Math score was 41.9%, source

Attendance Rate 90/90

72%

Schools strive to have at least 90% of their students achieve a 90% attendance rate because kids learn best when they’re in school.

In 2019, 87.3% of Missouri students were in attendance at least 90% of the time, source.

Third Grade Reading Scores

0%

Third grade is the important time when kids switch from learning to read to reading to learn and is an important benchmark for a student’s educational development.

In 2019, the average 3rd grade reading score in Missouri was 48.7%, source

Student Growth

English Language Arts

On Track

This data determines if individual students, compared to their peers, are making achievement gains over time in English Language Arts.

There are three categories possible: Floor (minimum), On Track (doing just fine), and Exceeding (outperforming their peers).

Mathematics

On Track

This data determines if individual students, compared to their peers, are making achievement gains over time in Mathematics.

There are three categories possible: Floor (minimum), On Track (doing just fine), and Exceeding (outperforming their peers).