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All-girls charter school may be coming to KCMO

Posted at 3:48 PM, Feb 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-27 20:21:33-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Plans for an all-girl charter schools are in the works in Kansas City. If approved by the charter commission, the school would open in 2019.

Kansas City Girls Preparatory Academy proposes the launch of a new school serving middle and high school-aged young women. If approved, KCGPA would enroll 100 5th grade students in Fall 2019 and would add one new 5th grade cohort per year.

Christine Kemper is a founding member of the proposed school.

"It gets back to that issue of equity, because there just aren't enough viable options in the district right now," said Kemper. "There's a great deal of research that shows that single-gender environments, especially starting at middle and high school, are very beneficial for both genders, exceedingly so for girls."

The founding members are still working on a location and final approval from the Missouri Public Charter School Commission.

KCPGA is having a meeting to discuss the school on Thursday March 1, 2018 at Morningstar Youth & Family Life Center at 2525 E. 27th Street in Kansas City, Missouri from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.