Northeast school earns Gold Star award

Joe Jarosz
Northeast News
April 24, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – A northeast Kansas City, Mo., school has earned a gold star.

On April 10, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education awarded Lincoln College Preparatory Academy as a Gold Star School. The school, located at 2111 Woodland Ave., achieved this honor because of outstanding academic achievements. Lincoln College Prep is one of the only eight schools in Missouri to have received the Gold Star designation in 2014.

According to the department’s website, in order to recommend a school to the Commissioner of Education as a Missouri Gold Star School, the school must meet the nomination criteria outlined by the U.S. Department of Education for the National Blue Ribbon Schools program, complete the National Blue Ribbon Schools application and the U.S. Department of Education must accept the schools National Blue Ribbon Schools application. The program recognizes schools with students who achieve at very high levels or schools that make significant progress in closing the achievement gap.

Lincoln College Prep was previously named a Gold Star School in 2008. Under state rules, the academy was ineligible to rejoin the list for the next five years. With this year’s announcement, the academy is now eligible to seek a Blue Ribbon School designation from the U.S. Department of Education.

In a press release, Joseph Hesman, principal at Lincoln College Prep, said receiving the award is a great honor for everybody at the school.

“This is a true testament to the hard work that our students and teachers have done,” Hesman said. “With the outstanding support of the parents and district, Lincoln College Preparatory Academy is continuing to help our student experience a very strong academic program.”

According to superintendent Dr. R. Stephen Green, the designation is a “reflection of the focus and dedication of stakeholders across Kansas City Public Schools.”

“With Lincoln College Prep joining the ranks of elite secondary schools in Missouri, that helps fuel the culture of excellence we’ve developed across KCPS,” Green said.

Comments are closed.

  • Three Kansas City Health Sciences Schools partner in Musculoskeletal Disease Research Consortium

    13 hours ago
    by

    Northeast News KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) and the University of Kansas (KU) Medical


    KCUMB helps its students prepare for the worst

    February 25th, 2015
    by

    Controlled chaos. Last week, Second year medical students at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscienes took part in mock disaster, which was part of the Advanced Disaster Life Support


    Columbus Park Y adding preschool program

    February 18th, 2015
    by

    By Joe Jarosz Northeast News KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Families in Columbus Park and the surrounding areas will soon have another option for preschool.
    The YMCA of Greater Kansas City, in partnership


    Northeast HS launches Advisory Committee

    February 4th, 2015
    by

    By Michael Bushnell Northeast News KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Northeast High School is thinking about the community’s future.


    KCPS students could win a party with a linebacker

    February 4th, 2015
    by

    By Joe Jarosz Northeast News KANSAS CITY, Missouri — If students in Kansas City Public Schools read enough, they could party with Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson.


  • [Advertisement.]
  • Ceremony celebrates new Frontier STEM High School

    January 28th, 2015
    by

    By Joe Jarosz Northeast News KANSAS CITY, Missouri — A new high school in Kansas City, Mo., focuses on science, technology, engineering and math.
    On Wednesday, Jan, 21, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was


    Mattie Rhodes Center receives Endowment to support the Arts

    January 21st, 2015
    by

    Northeast News KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced that last month


    GTECH’s After School Advantage Program adds $16,000 computer lab to the Police Athletic League of Kansas City

    January 14th, 2015
    by

    By Joe Jarosz Northeast News KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The Police Athletic League of Kansas City has gotten a little more high tech.


    Ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate opening of new Frontier STEM High School

    January 13th, 2015
    by

    Northeast News Jan. 13, 2015 KANSAS CITY, Missouri — A ribbon cutting ceremony has been scheduled for a new high […]


    ESL class at library helping area residents

    January 7th, 2015
    by

    By Joe Jarosz Northeast News KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Last fall, the North-East Library added an English as a Second Language class to its weekly regime.
    The free class, which meets every


  • Local Weather

  • What’s Happening

    Northeast funeral home celebrates 85 years in community

    By Joe Jarosz Northeast News KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Eighty five years for a business is no small feat.

    The White Company delivers innovation through history

    Northeast News “Our standard has always been to build a car able to surmount any road conditions which might be encountered.

    retorts illustrated bryan stalder

    retorts illustrated bryan stalder [...]