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sankofa bird

The “Sankofa” is a metaphorical symbol used by the Akan people of Ghana, generally depicted as a bird with its head turned backward taking an egg from its back. It expresses the importance of reaching back to knowledge gained in the past and bringing it into the present in order to make positive progress.  What poem or speech inspires you to reflect on your history and helps to provide direction for your successful future?

Programs & Sevices

Lincoln Prep offers a wide variety of Kansas City Public Schools services and community partner programs to better educate our students.

A+ Program

The A+ program offers students a financial incentive to maintain good grades, attendance, and citizenship. Students must have at least 95 percent attendance, a 3.0 GPA, and 50 hours of community service cumulatively over their four years of high school. Students who qualify can earn scholarship money toward any two-year community college or technical/vocational school. Some four-year universities also will honor A+, which will cover some of the students’ college tuition.

Early College Academy

The Early College Academy (ECA) is a partnership between KCPS and MCC-Penn Valley. Qualified and highly motivated high school juniors and seniors attend college classes full time on the Penn Valley campus. Students graduate with both their high school diploma and Associate’s degree. With the first two years paid for by KCPS, students can then finish their Bachelor’s degree at minimal cost.

National Honor Society

The National Honor Society (NHS) elevates a school’s commitment to the values of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These four pillars have been associated with membership in the organization since its inception in 1921. More than just a service organization, NHS offers its members a wide variety of benefits including college admission and financial aid planning, help financing college education through the NHS Scholarship program, leadership development and much more.

Student Council

Student Council is an organization of volunteer students who is the voice of the student body. They help share student ideas, lead school activities and service projects while gaining leadership experience.

Key Club

Key Club, a student-led organization, empowers its members to lead and serve through the cultivation of leadership skills, development of friendships, and performance of service in their communities. Key Club members demonstrate a passion for helping others and develop excellent leadership skills they carry with them for a lifetime. In other words, Key Club is one of the avenues by which students at Lincoln College Prep mature into valuable assets for our community. With over 100 members, everyone has the opportunity to serve!

Parent Support

Lincoln Prep is proud to have a strong parent support community that enriches the lives of our students. The parent-led school Advisory Committee strives to provide a quality education for all students by involving community, family and businesses participation.


Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) not only prepares students to become productive citizens and leaders, but also gain hands-on experience to cdevelop critical thinking skills and work effectively with other cadets. With structure, self-confidence and a sense of purpose, JROTC students gain college/career readiness and have additional opportunities for scholarships and after high school.

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