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


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.

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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