About Our School

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7201 N Line Creek Parkway
Kansas City, MO  64151
(816) 359-4130

Hours: 7:50 AM - 2:58 PM

Attendance: (816) 359-4131
Health Room:  (816) 359-4134
Counselors:  (816) 359-4132


What is the LEAD Innovation Studio?
For some students in the Park Hill School District, high school looks very different. Students at the LEAD Innovation Studio experience a full-day program in a leased space in a local office building, where they immerse themselves in a flexible, personalized learning environment, focused on problem-solving skills, project-based learning and professional experiences. Next school year, we will open LEAD's own building, which is designed for this unique program. All LEAD students get mentors to help them navigate their education. At LEAD, students take an active role in their learning, while teachers provide the support all students need. Cutting-edge technology allows students to work toward their individual goals with teachers facilitating.

Which students attend the LEAD Innovation Studio?
The school's personalized approach appeals to students of all backgrounds and with all kinds of interests and goals. In the 2020-2021 school year, any student will be able to attend LEAD, which mirrors the district's student population as a whole. The program's personalized nature supports all students. LEAD provides services for English learners and students with 504s and IEPs, and it offers many advanced courses, including AP and dual credit.

What do classes look like at LEAD?
LEAD students take the same classes our two high schools offer. However, our instructional model emphasizes project-based, problem-based and professional-based learning (PBL) experiences, along with personalized learning. We support students through regular individual meetings with a mentor who is a teacher and a facilitator, with an emphasis on goal setting and skill development. 

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Mission, Vision and Values

Our Vision . . .
Challenging each student to be a LEADer, to be Empowered, to Aspire, and to Dream.

Our Mission . . .
Our mission is to mentor and empower all students to reach their full potential through collaborative and innovative experiences to positively impact their community.

Our Values . . .
  • Growth mindset
  • Mentoring
  • Community
  • Empower
  • Commitment
  • Innovation