Enrollment opens December 14 at 8 am

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African-Centered College Preparatory Academy – Upper Campus

9th – 12th Grade

Shanelle Smith, Associate Principal
3500 E. Meyer Blvd.
Kansas City, Missouri 64131
Phone: 816-418-1078
7:20 am – 2:20 pm

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Cultivating academic excellence and leadership through a foundation of African history and culture.

African-Centered College Preparatory Academy (AC Prep) uses a culturally relevant approach so that scholars develop leadership skills, social responsibility and personal life skills. AC Prep incorporates African cultural elements and influences into the program’s environment and curriculum.

Our program uses rigorous curriculum emphasizing college prep, world languages and cultural foundations of drumming, art, drama, music, theater and dance. Expert staff utilizes this foundation to impress the importance of history, responsibility, accountability, community and pride.

Building Global Leaders

With a strong focus on academic rigor, leadership skills and the arts, our program produces self-assured, globally aware student leaders with an unwavering commitment to higher education that will make an impact on the world.

Activities include:

  • High School Sports
    • Cross Country
    • Cheer
    • Dance
    • Football
    • Softball
    • Swim
    • Tennis
    • Volleyball
    • Basketball
    • Wrestling
    • Baseball
    • Soccer
    • Track and Field
  • National Honor Society
  • Student Council
  • Pylons Gifted Program
  • Cultural Arts:
    • Dance
    • Drumming
    • Visual Arts
  • Band
  • Choir
  • And more

Students must have a GPA of 2.50 or better, a 85% or better attendance record, and no chronic discipline or behavior issues.

Required documents to enroll in Kindergarten – 12th Grade:
(Kindergarten must be 5 years old by August 31)

  1. Birth Certificate
  2. Student's current immunization record
  3. Parent/guardian photo ID (Proof of guardianship, if required)
  4. Previous school records – transcript, behavior, attendance (grades 1st – 6th)
  5. Two proofs of residency (See “Acceptable Proofs of Residency” list below)
    • One from each column


(one from each column)


  • Valid Property Deed
  • Current Real Estate Tax Receipt
  • Mortgage Statement/Bill
  • Signed Residential Lease Agreement
  • Residency Affidavit – Must be notarized (find at kcpublicschools.org or Office of Admissions 2901 Troost)


  • Current utility bill: electric, water or gas. (Disconnect or shutoff notices will not be accepted. Bills must be within the last 30 days)
  • Personal Property Tax Receipt (Past year)
  • Homeowner’s/Rental Insurance Policy (Current year)
  • Social Services, Social Security Statement, or Other Legal/Court Documents
  • Pay stub/Pay check (within 30 days)
  • Bank statement (within 30 days)