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A high school diploma is not enough, in today's economy, for students to access high-pay, high-demand jobs that transform their lives and their community. In order to prepare our students for success in a global society, the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools is implementing a district-wide initiative called Diploma+.

Diploma+ means that each student will exit high school prepared for college and careers in a global society, and at every level, each student's performance is on-track and on-time for success.

Diploma+ Endorsements

  • At least 21 on the ACT or 1060 SAT

  • Completion of a Qualified Internship or Industry Approved Project

  • Completion of the IB Diploma Programme or Career Related Programme

  • Completion of an Industry Recognized Certificate or Credential

  • Acceptance into the Military

  • Completion of at least one full year of college (18-30 Credit Hours)

  • An Approved Plan for Post-Secondary Transition

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Executive Director of Diploma+ College and Careers Instructional Programs

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Dr. Danira Fernandez-Flores

Executive Director of Diploma+ College and Careers Instructional

Dr. Fernandez-Flores's Senior Office Administrator

Brandi Mendenhall

Senior Office Administrator to Executive Director, Diploma+ College and Career Instructional Programs