The African-Centered College Preparatory Academy is not just a school, but the result of 24 years of hard work and dedication by the Kansas City community. The school offers innovative, college prep instruction to students in pre-kindergarten through 8th grade according to the principles of Ma'at and the Nguzo Saba. However, the story began much earlier.
African-centered education in the Kansas City Public Schools began in 1988 with the J.S. Chick African Shule, providing a unique cultural education to nearly 350 students. Since then the program has evolved into a pre-kindergarten through 12th grade program servicing more than 920 students.
The latest evolution of the program, African-Centered Prep, continues the strong cultural aspects of the existing program with a revamped curriculum and the support services offered to all KCPS students. AC Prep Lower service pre-kindergarten student through 8th grade. The school is led by a principal and SAC that offers input and guidance on every aspect of school operations.
School Hours:9:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
AC Prep Lower’s Key Features:
- Cultural Arts: Dance Drumming Visual Arts
- Detroit / Motown Performances
- Free Before & After School Care
- Ma’at Principles
- Nguzo Saba Values
- Pylons Program
- STEM Makers Room
- Student Council
- Success Mentors