Show Me KC Schools opens new online application process for charter schools

Posted at 6:48 AM, Dec 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-10 08:54:57-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Many parents are already starting to think about next school year for their child. 

Schools such Académie Lafayette are one of 16 charter schools that are part of a new online application process. 

Instead of filling out multiple applications for different schools, Show Me KC Schools put together an online application called SchoolAppKC.

Parents answer eight questions about their child, such as their name, address, telephone number, etc, and then submit the application by the March 1 deadline to be included in school lotteries. 

“Instead of requiring all documents up front, you don't need your birth certificate, you don't need your immunizations just to apply. About half of those schools have a lottery,” Show Me KC Schools Program Director Leslie’s Kohlmeyer said. “Why would you have to go through that huge process of producing 25 different documents just to apply and then later find out that you didn't get in or on a waitlist. It should be simple to apply to schools for your child.”

The application opened on Dec. 3. Already, about 700 applications have been received from 500 families. 

Schools will send out offers on March 7 and then parents will start the enrollment process for their choice of school.

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