Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts
The mission of Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts is to provide the highest quality education with emphasis on pre-professional training in the creative, visual and performing arts. The program promotes the development of academic, creative, artistic, physical, social and emotional studies within a desegregated atmosphere of true, active racial and socio-economic integration. We strive to develop adults who will become actively involved in the issues of their times as consumers and contributors for the local, national and global arts community.
Points of Pride
- Arts Intensive
- Instrumental Music
- Visual Arts
- Basketball (Boys)
- Basketball (Girls)
- Cheerleading (Boys)
- Cheerleading (Girls)
Clubs & Activities
- Gay-Straight Alliance
- Homework Club
- National Honor Society
- Peer Counseling
- Spirit Squad
- Step Team
- Student Government
- School Breakfast
- School Counselor
- School Lunch
- School Nurse
- Evening Family Events
- Parent Communication App
- Parent-Teacher Conferences
Although many schools have application deadlines, most continue to accept applications for available seats on an ongoing basis.
How to Apply
Submit applications online or in person at the Board of Education building, 2901 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64109. Applications CANNOT be submitted at the school.
Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, 90% attendance rate or higher for a full academic year, no chronic discipline or behavior issues. Applicants to high school also have an audition.
- 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
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
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.
* Indicates data has been suppressed due to a small student sample.
Tiaira Trotter, Paseo Parent
My daughter has attended Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts since the 7th grade, and we absolutely LOVE IT! Why it has even inspired our 6th grader to attend there next year.
Paseo Academy is a magnet school which requires students to have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, 90% or higher attendance, no D or F grades at end of any semester or any chronic disciplinary actions. This school offers 7 art “majors” such as Creative Writing, Band, Orchestra, Vocal Music, Dance, Visual Arts, Theater/Theater Tech, and that doesn’t include the many extracurricular activities that students can participate in.
They also have sports teams like basketball, volleyball, track and field, cheerleaders and more.
The school provides many ways for parents to stay involved and participate in the educational process, as well as the community and businesses around Kansas City. There are college prep classes and testing for those who want to explore furthering their education, and support groups to keep your young adults interested in school and to be the best that they can be, which is also the motto at Paseo — “Doing what we do best, better!”. It is a school where young adults can be themselves and not be judged or treated unfairly because of how they look, dress, act, or anything else. The only thing that matters is EDUCATION AND STRIVING TO BE THEIR BEST!
Feel free to contact me. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to share my experience at Pirate Nation.