NKC Schools Grow Your Own Program
The Grow Your Own Program is a teacher pipeline focused on recruiting NKC Schools graduates that reflect our student demographic. Interested NKCS students can jump start their college career through dual credit classes in high school and then transition to a two-year college or four-year university. After graduation, students will have the opportunity to work in North Kansas City Schools before returning to teach in NKCS.
Graduated students admitted to this program will be paired with a mentor teacher from NKCS, who will support them in high school, throughout college, and during their first two years of teaching. They will meet regularly throughout the program to ensure success. Mentors will be of support, even connecting with tutoring resources if necessary. Mentors will be available to help answer questions and best prepare candidates for their teaching careers!
Students will leave college with limited debt accrued by working for the district and through Missouri’s A+ Scholarship program. Students who have earned the Missouri’s A+ Scholarship will receive free tuition at Metropolitan Community College or potential scholarships at several local universities. Participants can also work for North Kansas City Schools while attending their postsecondary institution.
Grow Your Own Application (PDF)
Application Deadline: March 26, 2021