Alternative Education Pathways

KCKPS is dedicated to preparing every student to be “college and career ready” by the time they graduate high school. In this mission, we recognize that not all students will thrive or reach their full potential in a comprehensive school setting. Our Alternative Education Programs and Services are geared toward expanding educational opportunities through a variety of innovative instructional methods and curriculum. Our mission includes meeting the diverse needs of our students and to prepare them for college and a career. We have formed collaborative partnerships with other educational institutions in Kansas City Kansas and in the region.

Please contact Mrs. Donna Devine, Coordinator of Alternatives Services, at (913) 279-2091.

Fairfax Learning Center

Fairfax Learning Center (FLC) is an alternative education program for students in the 9-12 grades that are credit deficient or “off-track” to graduate from high school.  FLC provides students the opportunity to work in a self-paced online independent learning environment with support from certified teachers. FLC is operated through a collaborative partnership with Greenbush, Southeast Kansas Education Service Center.

Gateway to College – Donnelly College

Gateway to College (GtC) at Donnelly College offers students, who are behind in credits to graduate from high school or at risk of dropping out of school, the opportunity to earn college credits while completing their high school requirements. GtC students attend school on the campus of Donnelly College in Kansas City, Kansas, and receive college credits while earning their high school diploma.

500 REACH Virtual Learning Center

500 REACH is a virtual learning program allowing students grade 10-12 and adults to earn a high school diploma. Students receive their diploma from Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools while working at their own pace, using virtual, computer-based instruction. Students also have access to face-to-face support from an onsite instructor at the REACH 500 facility. Registration is year around.

G.E.D Prep and Workforce Programs

In addition to KCKPS programs and services with, we also connect students through G.E.D preparation and workforce programs offered through Kansas City Community College, Job Corps and other community agencies. Please contact Mrs. Donna Devine, Alternative Services Coordinator at (913) 279-2091 for more information.