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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.