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Fast Facts Académie the state of of Missouri Académie Lafayette Lafayettewas wasthe thefirst firstcharter charterschool schoolinin the state Founded 1998. We are excited to excited celebrate years ofof educating Missouri in founded in 1998. We are forover our 20 20th year educating children children in inKansas KansasCity. City. Académie Lafayette does not and will not discriminate, or in any way prefer, any student over another student based on race, religion, gender, ethnicity, national VYPNPU KPZHIPSP[` PUJVTL SL]LS WYVÄJPLUJ` PU ,UNSPZO VY H[OSL[PJ HIPSP[`

1,270 Students 1,150 Students

K–12th Grade Three Locations

ENRICHED SERVICES

Cherry Campus 3421 Cherry Street Kansas City, MO 64109 T 816 888 7400 F 816 888 7410

• Free uniforms from our “repeat boutique”

Oak Campus 6903 Oak Street Kansas City, MO 64113 T 816 361 7735 F 816 361 5788

• On site nurses

Armour Campus 201 East Armour Blvd. Kansas City. MO 64111 T 816 800 8771 F 816 800 8772 www.academielafayette.org

TUITION-FREE PUBLIC CHARTER • Open to all families living within KCPS boundaries

STABLE GOVERNANCE • Charter sponsor: University of Central Missouri • 13-person board of directors • Current operating budget: $10 million

• Free door-to-door bus service (outside a 2 mile raduis)

• International teaching staff • Free summer program

BY THE NUMBERS

96%

Retention rate for students

• Licensed Social Workers/ Counselors • Travel abroad • Free health screenings and follow up care

97%

Average daily attendance rates

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On the state APR

71% 68%

EXTRA CIRRICULARS AND CLUBS • Science • Home Ec • Writing

Of kids score proficient and advanced on English MAP test

• Poetry

68% 73%

• Journalism club

Of kids score proficient and advanced Math MAP test Rated #1 Charter in Missouri by NICHE in 2017

• Chess with KC Chess • Drama with Theater of the Imagination • Lego Robotics • Band • Choir

• African Culture To view online tours, click the QR code to the right Club and learn more about our International High School:

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Creating Critical Thinkers Parents, students and staff work together to educate and support our children.

“Our children graduated from Académie Lafayette with more than just a world class education. They have a global awareness that most kids don’t. They have learned to be resourceful, committed, and focused in their studies. They remain connected to their former AL classmates and teachers. With their help, our kids have gained a love of learning that we are sure will last a lifetime. As a parent, what more could you possibly want?” – Angela & Ron Michka, Alumni Parents

“The dedication of our parents, faculty, staff, and the community as we tackle almost any project has been astounding. Each challenge, no matter how difficult, is met with a spirit of determination and anticipation. Our focus is to provide a world-class education for our students in order to better prepare them to be change agents and global leaders.” – Elimane Mbengue, Head of School

“I love that my kids have teachers from all over the world. They have been able to get great insight into different cultures through the amazing teachers. They are willing to share not only knowledge of their subject, but also their unique life experiences.“ – Mary Adams, Parent of 3rd and 7th graders

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Immersion encourages SOCIAL SKILLS seeing the world from Immersion encourages another’s perspective. seeing the world from Multilingual students another’s perspective. develop better interMultilingual students personal understanding. develop better interpersonal understanding.

In our increasing multiGLOBAL TIES ethnic and multicultural In our increasing multiglobal society, multiethnic multicultural lingualand students have global uniquesociety, insight multiand lingual have culturalstudents competency unique insight and because of their cultural competency immersion education. because of their immersion education.

CAREER Multilingual students CAREER have a distinct advantage Multilingual students in the workforce. They have a distinct advantage enhance our economic in the workforce. They competitiveness abroad, enhance our economic and maintain our political competitiveness abroad, and security interests. and maintain our political and security interests.

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We ARE Kansas City We ARE Kansas City

Our goal is to mirror the same racial and socio-economic diversity City so unique. We have a dedicated Our goal that is to makes mirror Kansas the same racial and socio-economic team working to recruit kids from all backgrounds. diversity that makes Kansas City so unique. We have a dedicated team working to recruit kids from all backgrounds.

ACADÉMIE LAFAYETTE STUDENT BODY

DIVERSE APPLICANT POOL

ACADÉMIE LAFAYETTE school. STUDENT BODY We are not a neighborhood We are a school for all of the students of the Kansas City Missouri Public We are not a neighborhood school. We are a school School boundaries. for all of the students of the Kansas City Missouri Public

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1.2% Multi-Racial 17.5% Multi-Racial

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Black/African American Black/African 34.2% American 34.2%

17.5% Hispanic/ Latino Hispanic/ 11.1% Latino 11.1%

Caucasian 33.2% Caucasian 33.2%

Asian 2.8% Asian

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Community

SENEGAL Ousseynou Ndiaye

Our teachers and staff come from all over the world.

Canada

He holds an education degree from Dakar, Senegal, a master's in history from Cheikh Anta Diop University, and a master's in international relations from City University of New York.

Belgium France

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Spencer White

Ousseynou Ndiaye

He holds both graduate and undergraduate degrees from the University of Kansas, and studied abroad at Université Laval in Québec and Huazhong Normal University in Wuhan, China.

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He holds an education degree from Dakar, Senegal, a master's in history from Cheikh Anta Diop University, and a master's in international relations from City University of New York.

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Marie Charles

Elvis Vargas

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He holds degrees from the University of Yaoundé and Webster University, and has been teaching children and adults for over 25 years.

Ivory Togo Coast She was born in Haiti and has Cameroon lived all over the world before calling Kansas City home. She holds a doctorate degree in education from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

China She is a recent addition to AL’s faculty and holds a bachelor's in elementary education, a master's in TESOL (curriculum and instruction) and a master’s in Spanish.

He holds both graduate and undergraduate degrees from the University of Kansas, and studied abroad at Université Laval in Québec and Huazhong Normal University in Wuhan, China.

FRANCE

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HAITI FRANCE

MEXICO

Celine Dorothée Dissel Werner

André Randi Sockmack McCreary

Marie Zacharie Charles Méjean

Elvis Vargas

She holds a bachelor's in degree received a bachelor's English and a master's in French in English and international business as a Foreign Language from from the Sorbonne University the University Pau in France. in Paris, and aofmaster's degree in This is her 18th year of teaching international studies. middle school.

He from in Sheholds holdsdegrees a bachelor’s the University of Yaoundé and English and creative writing Webster from the University, University and of Missouri has teaching children and and been a master’s in education adultsAvila for over 25 years. from University, and has been teaching for over 18 years.

She wasa born in Haiti and has He has master’s in French as lived all over the world a foreign language frombefore Stendhal calling Kansas City home. University and an educational She holdsdegree a doctorate degree specialist from the in education from theMissouri. University University of Central of Missouri-Columbia.

She is a recent addition to AL’s faculty and holds a bachelor's in elementary education, a master's in TESOL (curriculum and instruction) and a master’s in Spanish.

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YanLan Jin Virtue

Dorothée Werner

Randi McCreary

Zacharie Méjean

She received bachelor's degree in Science in China. She also has a master's degree in Education in South Korea. She has been teaching at AL for just over three years.

She received a bachelor's degree in English and international business from the Sorbonne University in Paris, and a master's degree in international studies.

She holds a bachelor’s in English and creative writing from the University of Missouri and a master’s in education from Avila University, and has been teaching for over 18 years.

He has a master’s in French as a foreign language from Stendhal University and an educational specialist degree from the University of Central Missouri.

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0U[LYUH[PVUHS 0U[LYUH[PVUHS Baccalaureate School School Baccalaureate The IBMYP program is designed to develop the intellectual, The IBMYPemotional program and is designed to develop personal, social skills neededthe to intellectual, live, learn and work personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a challenging and ever-changing world. in a challenging and ever-changing world.

The MYP program The MYP program The Middle Years Program MYP at Academie Lafayette is a challenging The Middle that Years Program MYP at Academie is a challenging framework encourages students to make Lafayette practical connections between framework students to make practical connections between their studiesthat andencourages the real world. their studies and the real world. The MYP at our school is a three year program. Students who The MYP at school is a three yearto program. Students who complete theour MYP are well-prepared undertake the IB Diploma complete the MYP are well-prepared to undertake the IB Diploma Program (DP) or Career-related Program (CP). Program (DP) or Career-related Program (CP). The MYP curriculum The MYPcurriculum curriculum The MYP framework is comprised of eight subject groups, providThe MYP curriculum framework is comprised of eight subject groups, providing a broad and balanced education for early adolescents. ing a broad and balanced education for early adolescents. The subjects are: The subjects are: – 3rd language acquisition – Sciences – Physical and – 3rd language acquisition – Sciences – Physical and health education – Language and literature – Mathematics health education – Language and literature – Mathematics – Design – Individuals and societies – Arts – Design – Individuals and societies – Arts IB Learner Profile IB TheLearner aim of allProfile IB programs is to develop internationally minded people The aim of all IB programs is to develop minded people who, recognizing their common humanityinternationally and shared guardianship of the who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. Our program culminates in a student-chosen project presented in Our program culminates a student-chosen in simply 8th grade. This project isinstudent initiated andproject driven;presented teachers are 8th grade. This project is student initiated and driven; teachers are simply guides in their process. 8th graders participate in a community service guides in their process. 8th graders participate in a community service project both here in Kansas City and in New Orleans where they partner project both here ininKansas and in New ofOrleans wherecommunities. they partner with organizations the cityCity to meet needs low income with organizations in the city to meet needs of low income communities.

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Knowledgeable Knowledgeable

Reflective Reflective Principled Principled

Communicators Communicators

Balanced Balanced

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Caring Caring

Risk-takers Risk-takers

Inquirers Inquirers

Open-minded Open-minded Thinkers Thinkers


Sports Sports

Académie Lafayette has recently gathered city championship trophies in girls’ basketball, girls’ volleyball, and has track & field.gathered That being said, our coachestrophies and staff sports Académie Lafayette recently city championship in know girls’ basketball, participation is about more than winning. AL students are learning the value of teamwork, girls’ volleyball, and track & field. That being said, our coaches and staff know sports the rules of sportsmanship and friendly competition. participation is about more than winning. AL students are learning the value of teamwork, the rules of sportsmanship and friendly competition.

BASKETBALL BOYS BASKETBALL BOYS AND GIRLS TEAMS AND GIRLS TEAMS DEDICATED COACHES DEDICATED COACHES GIRLS VOLLEYBALL GIRLS VOLLEYBALL CHEER LEADING CHEER AND YELLLEADING LEADING AND YELL LEADING

We have won Metro Conference We haveChampionships won Metro in Middle School Conference Championships in Middle School

1stst Place 1 Place GIRLS AND BOYS GIRLS TRACK AND AND BOYS FIELD TRACK AND FIELD GIRLS BASKETBALL GIRLS BASKETBALL GIRLS SOCCER GIRLS SOCCER GIRLS VOLLEYBALL GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

TRACK AND FIELD TRACK AND FIELD CROSS COUNTRY CROSS COUNTRY

SOCCER BOYS SOCCER AND GIRLS BOYS TEAMS AND GIRLS TEAMS www.academielafayette.org


2022-2023 Application Dates 2020 ‒ 2021

2020 ‒ 2021 PreK, Kindergarten, 1st & 9th grade Kindergarten Application Dates Kindergarten Application Dates Nov. 9th,2019 2019 March2nd, 2nd, 2020 Nov. 13th, 2021– -–March March 1st, 2022 Nov. 9th, 2020 charter school • Top 5 High Performing schools • Tuition free, public, Pre-K-12 K-8 charter school Tuition free, public, K-8 charter school • Top out 5 High Performing • Full French immersion of 500 Missourischools Districts Full French immersion out of 500 Missouri Districts • Free 6 week summer program • 96% retention rate Free 6 week summer program • 96% retention rate • Free door-to-door bus service • International teaching staff Free door-to-door bus service • International teaching staff Diverse years of academic excellence • Free uniform closet • 20 20 plus Years of Educating Learners Free uniform closet • 20 Years of Educating Diverse Learners Charter school sponsored by University of Central Missouri Charter school sponsored by University of Central Missouri

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Child mustChild be 5 before September 1, 2022 must be 5 before September 1, 2020 AND live within the boundaries (Kindergarten) AND live within theSeptember boundaries of1, 2020 AND live within the boundaries Childofmust be 5 before the Kansas City Missouri School District to be eligible. the Kansas Public School District to School be eligible. of theCity Kansas City Missouri District to be eligible.

Toaschedule tourinformation, or for more information, call: 816-888-8934 or visit: To schedule tour or for amore To schedule a tour or for more information, 816-888-8934 visit: www.academielafayette.org to applycall: online. Application or may be found on the call: 816-888-8934 or visit: www.academielafayette.org to9th, apply online. may be found on the www.academielafayette.org to apply online. website starting: November 2019 andApplication ends March 2nd, 2020. Applications accepted for Pre-K: website starting: November 9th, 2019 and ends March 2nd, 2020.

Lafayette offers off-site Pre-K at Application may be foundreceived on the website starting: 2nd, 2020 willAcadémie Applications after March be automatically placed at theCenter. end Emmanuel Family and Child Development November 13th, 2021 and ends March 1st, 2nd, 2022. 2020 will be automatically placed Applications received after March at the end

of the waiting list.

of the waiting Applications receivedlist. after March 1st, 2022 will be automatically placed at the end of the waiting list.

To enroll, families must qualify for free and reduced lunch. Child must be 4 before September 1, 2022.

Académie Lafayette does not and will not discriminate, or in any way prefer any student over another student based on race,Lafayette religion, gender, ethnicity, origin, disability, income in over English or athletic ability. Académie does not and willnational not discriminate, or in any way level, preferproficiency any student another student based on race, religion, gender, ethnicity, national origin, disability, income level, proficiency in English or athletic ability.