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. 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
Kansas City, MO 64131
Start and End Times:
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
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.
At this time, RideKC expects fares to be suspended indefinitely. This means our students who received bus passes through RideKC bus pass previous efforts will not need passes through at least the first semester. The students may ride the bus at no cost due to the fact that the fares are suspended.
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.
We will transition to Phase 2 of our CENTERed on Learning Plan, allowing a return to school in the Hybrid/Fixed Blended model for Kindergarten through 5th Grade students on Monday, November 30, 2020 and 6th - 12th Grade students on Monday, January 4, 2021.
Parents and Guardians have the choice between Hybrid-Fixed Blended and the Full Virtual option as we prepare to transition to Phase 2 of the CENTERed on Learning Plan.