The UMKC Charter School Center empowers urban youths to attain their full potential and creates lifelong opportunities through education.

The Charter Schools obtain their mission by focusing on the following:

  • Development¬†of high-quality urban schools that will retain and attract families with school-age children within the Kansas City Missouri School District;
  • Accountability for student achievement that will result in the UMKC charter schools closing the achievement gap with the state of Missouri regardless of economic standing, race, and students with special needs, in exchange for greater autonomy;
  • Sponsoring charter schools that have safe and orderly climates, high attendance, increased parent involvement, and effective governance practices, including fiscal responsibility and legal compliance; and
  • Providing schools of choice for parents and students that could encourage more effective practices and collaboration throughout the Kansas City Missouri School District.