The Kansas City Neighborhood Academy grew out of a partnership between the Urban Neighborhood Initiative and Kansas City Public Schools. The school is based on the model of Charles R. Drew Charter School in Atlanta, a school that has closed the achievement gap and been the anchor for the revitalization of the East Lake neighborhood. Watch the below videos to learn more about our holistic revitalization approach or about our academic model. The school offices are currently housed in the Urban Neighborhood Initiative office, and starting this fall, the school will open at 1619 East 24th Terrace, KCMO 64108.
KCNA's academic model is based on Charles R. Drew Charter School, which was a part of the holistic strategy to revitalize East Lake in Atlanta. Crime in East Lake used to be 18 times the national average, and Drew Elementary School used to be one of the worst schools in Georgia. Today, East Lake is a thriving community and Drew Charter School is one of the best public schools in Atlanta and Georgia.
3rd graders along with teachers from KCNA's sister school share how they studied thermal energy and persuasive writing through the lens of Atlanta’s recent “Snowpocalypse.” This video also describes KCNA's STEAM approach to education.
You can see more videos from previous months here.
Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. This year, our mailing address is ATTN: KCNA, 2700 East 18th Street Suite 261, KCMO 64127. Starting August 2016, we will be in our school building at 1619 East 24th Terrace, KCMO 64108.
All photos and videos are from our sister school at Charles R. Drew Charter School in Atlanta, GA. We aspire for the Kansas City Neighborhood Academy to be built on the same principles that have made Drew Charter School into one of Atlanta's highest-performing schools.