Kansas City’s only African-centered program


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AC Prep

African-Centered College Preparatory Academy – Lower Campus

Kindergarten thru 8th Grade

Claire Thornton-Poke, Principal
6410 Swope Pkwy.
Kansas City, Missouri 64132
Phone: 816-418-1175

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A unique college prep curriculum with a foundation of African history and culture.

African-Centered College Preparatory Academy (AC Prep) is Kansas City’s only African-centered program. With a high level of expectation and challenge, AC Prep stays in-tune with the distinctive foundation of cultural awareness that is important to the success of students.

We focus on college readiness as well as teaching the rich history of African and African-American people and culture to give students the opportunity to drive their own success.

Challenging Students Beyond the Classroom

AC Prep offers a variety of extra-curriculum programs and activities to challenge students beyond the traditional classroom. We offer several different Middle School sports, student council, band and more.

Activities include:

  • Middle School Sports
  • Pylons Gifted Program
  • Cultural Arts:
    • Dance
    • Drumming
    • Visual Arts
  • Student Council
  • And more

Admission Requirements

Elementary (K-5) Admission Requirements: Students must have a GPA of 2.35 or better, a 90% or better attendance record, and a discipline record that shows appropriate student behavior. Previously enrolled students do not need to re-enroll for middle school as long as they maintain the below requirements.

Middle School (6-8) Admission Requirements: Students must have a GPA of 2.35 or better, a 90% or better attendance record, and a discipline record that shows appropriate student behavior. Previously enrolled students do not need to re-enroll for high school as long as they maintain the admission requirements.