Center Alternative School

Center Alternative School


Welcome to Center Alternative School! We are a school that helps those students who have struggled to find success in the traditional school setting. Our small class sizes combined with personalized learning and a caring staff help students get back on track and, eventually, back to Center High School or Center Middle School. It takes a village to raise a child, and so it is in that spirit that we work with parents/guardians as well as members of our community. It is evident that, no matter one's background, education is the key to upward mobility in society. Our goal is to equip students with the skills and knowledge they will need to leave our schools and go on to a rewarding career or college pathway. Together Everyone Achieves More!

Matt Woolf, Principal

8434 Paseo
Kansas City, MO 64131
PH: 816-349-3440
FX: 816-349-3667
Start and End Times:
Middle School: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
High School: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Wednesdays students are released at 1:30 p.m.

District Early Release Days: 12:30

Twitter: @CenterAltSchool


Center Alternative School
Mission Statement

The mission of the Center Alternative School is to provide an education to students who have less success in the traditional school environment. This includes preparing students for life.


Our teachers and Center Alternative Employees offer students a parallel curriculum to CMS and CHS in an environment that is much smaller and more supportive. Many of our students and families see us as an extension of the student’s own family. We will celebrate their successes, encourage their efforts, and expect their best.

Center Alternative School has a proud history in the Center School District. Our building, the oldest in the district, has housed students of all ages and boasts many successful alumni.

Every student connects with an advisor on a daily basis and a full time social worker provides additional support and counseling for students.

Student Manual

Breakfast and Lunch Menus


Link to Destiny (Online Catalog)

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Free Student Bus Pass - RIdeKC Kansas City Area Transit Authority

Center School District High School students have access to a valuable new transportation benefit.

Center high school students are eligible for an all-access RideKC bus pass — at no cost to the students.

The unlimited bus service is and partnership between Center Schools and the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority.


  • The Bus Pass, will provide high school students with free, unlimited access to all RideKC transit, including bus service operated by KCATA, Johnson County Transit and Independence. it also covers the MetroFlex service offered by KCATA and Johnson County Transit.
  • The Ride KC Free Pass does not cover the K-10 route to Lawrence and the Share-A-Fare program for paratransit riders.
  • For more information, please visit:


Student Bus Pass FAQ English (PDF)

Student Bus Pass FAQ Spanish (PDF)

RideKC Permission update         (PDF)


All parents must fill out a permission slip prior to students having access to the bus pass.

Please fill out the permission slip and send to :

Center High School:

Donna Vennera


Center Alternative School :

Audrey Harris



The Kansas City Chiefs have announced their first Coach of the Week honors for the 2019 season. The awards go to Center High School coach Bryan DeLong

On Friday, September 6 Center beat St. Joseph Lafayette 35-21 to move to 2-0 on the season.

"We are extremely honored to be recognized by such a class organization as the Kansas City Chiefs," DeLong said. "They have set the bar when it comes to class and winning. A truly humbling experience for the Yellowjackets."

Read more about Center High School Football Coach Bryan DeLong earns Kansas City Chiefs Coach of the Week Award

82 % of Center School District voters approved a $48 million no tax increase bond during the April 2, 2019 Election.

The bond will allow Center School District to update: all district buildings to improve student and teacher safety and security, fund infrastructure maintenance projects, build a new Indian Creek Elementary and expand Red Bridge Elementary to accommodate enrollment growth. The bond will NOT RESULT IN A TAX INCREASE, but will continue the current level of property taxes.

To learn more about project updates, please visit :

Read more about Bond Project Updates