The Plaza Academy

  • The Plaza Academy provides individualized academic, therapeutic, and civic education in an ownership-based environment that empowers our non-traditional learners to graduate high school and become successful young adults.

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School Overview

School TypeAlternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Private Special Education Centers
Alternative School Network
AdvancED
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedAll
Year Founded1974
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students60 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
70%
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade The Plaza Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size8 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average ACT score24
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Anime Club, Gardening, Video Game Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Classes, Beat Academy full studio music class

School Notes

  • http://www.plazaacademy.org/what-we-do.html
  • The Plaza Academy is a school in which our staff, students, and parents work together to achieve academic, social, and familial success for teenagers who have been unsuccessful at traditional schools. We offer rigorous college preparatory academics in an environment that encourages critical and creative thinking through both verbal and written expression. The Plaza Academy designs curricula to meet the needs of teenagers and their families as we prepare students for college and other post-high school environments.  Our civic education model and therapeutic curriculum teaches our students to take control and have ownership over their own livelihood.   The Plaza Academy prepares our non-traditional learners for their type of adult success whether they matriculate to college and/or enter the workforce directly to begin providing for themselves.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Kansas City
    Grades: 6-12 | 75 students
    5 miles
    7933 Main Street
    Kansas City, MO 64114
    (816)444-5225
    5 6-12
    75
  • Grandview
    Grades: PK-12 | 146 students
    11.1 miles
    12340 Grandview Rd
    Grandview, MO 64030
    (816)767-8630
    11.1 PK-12
    146
  • Kansas City
    Grades: NS-12 | 122 students
    7.8 miles
    8524 Blue Ridge Blvd
    Kansas City, MO 64138
    (816)358-0950
    7.8 NS-12
    122
  • Kansas City
    Grades: NS-12 | 281 students
    7.5 miles
    7600 Blue Ridge
    Kansas City, MO 64138
    (816)356-6380
    7.5 NS-12
    281
  • Kansas City
    Notre Dame De Sion School
    Notre Dame De Sion School Photo - Centered around a shared mission, Notre Dame de Sion School aims to prepare students for socially responsible, values-based leadership in a culturally and religiously diverse world. Both our Grade School and High School Campuses embrace an “Implicit Curriculum” and an “Explicit Curriculum” rooted in the Charism of the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Sion.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: NS-12 | 590 students
    8.3 miles
    10631 Wornall Rd
    Kansas City, MO 64114
    (816)942-3282
    8.3 NS-12
    590

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