KCPS Commencement Ceremonies Are May 15-18

Class of 2017 earns $26.8 million in financial aid and scholarships


Kansas City, May 11, 2017:  Kansas City Public Schools is ready to honor the Class of 2017.

Hundreds of young, hard-working scholars will get their state-certified high school diplomas and stride into the next stage of their lives during the following commencement ceremonies next week:

  • East High School – 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 15
  • Northeast High School – 7:00 p.m. Monday, May 15
  • Central Academy of Excellence – 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 16
  • Southeast High School/African-Centered College Preparatory Academy – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 16
  • Manual Career and Technical Education Center – 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 17
  • Lincoln College Preparatory Academy – 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 18
  • Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 18

All of these graduation events will be held in the Swinney Recreation Center on the University of Missouri-Kansas City campus. The center is located at 5030 Holmes St. in Kansas City, Mo.

This year’s class of graduates have reached new heights of achievement. As of May 9, students enrolled in the six KCPS high schools plus Success Academy at Anderson, the KCPS Early College Academy (ECA) and the Missouri Option program have earned about $26.8 million in financial aid and scholarships. That’s a 35 percent increase over 2016 totals.

ECA students will receive diplomas during their home high school graduation ceremonies, plus receive two-year college degrees during the Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley commencement. MCC-Penn Valley’s graduation ceremony is 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 17 at Municipal Auditorium.