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 our students with the skills and knowledge they will need to leave CAS and go on to a rewarding career or college pathway. Together Everyone Achieves More!

Matt Woolf


8434 Paseo
Kansas City, MO 64131
PH: 816-349-3440
FX: 816-349-3667
Start and End Times:
Middle School: 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
High School: 7:55 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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.


We welcome new and returning students to the CAS family. We offer our students a parallel curriculum to CMS and CHS in an environment that is much smaller and more supportive. Many of our students and their 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. Last year, CAS served the educational needs of 150 students in grades 6-12. We offer all core courses including Algebra II and Chemistry plus many electives such as: Physical Education, Career Academy in Technology, Child Development, Nutrition, Marketing, Reading, Art, Personal Finance, Health, Spanish I, Spanish II, and credit recovery.

We are not just about the educational needs of our students, but rather we have a focus on the whole child. Many of our students have struggled due to issues outside of school. Every student at CAS has an advisor that connects with him or her daily. A full time social worker provides additional support and counseling for students. Four parent/teacher conferences provide time for staff and parent interaction. It is a “whatever it takes” kind of place. We look forward to providing your child with a sound education in a caring environment.
With Regards,

Kristian Foster
Alternative School Principal

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