The Kansas City Public Schools Athletic Department believes that athletics and student activities not only offers students the opportunity to take part in activities they enjoy, but also provide students many lifelong benefits such as character development, goal setting, and friendships. Athletics also teach participants lessons un teamwork, discipline. leadership and overcoming adversity. The district offers an array of programs for high school and middle school students to take part. The athletic department and coaching staffs are proud of the life lessons that can be taught through participation in KCPS athletic teams and activities.
The District Athletic Department oversees all of the district's athletic programs and student activities. Our mission is to inspire, support, develop and promote students in their pursuit of academics and athletic excellence.
The vision of the Athletic Department is to provide student-athletes a safe and healthy environment that promotes and supports academic, athletic, and personal achievement. Athletic programs will encourage and empower student-athletes to become better students, athletes, leaders and citizens; to prepare for the transition to the next level or participation.
MSHSAA Pre-Participation Form
Every student-athlete must have a pre-participation physical documented and submitted prior to participating in any athletics programs under the purview of the Kansas City Public Schools Athletic Department. Participation Physical Evaluation PDF
Head injuries may occur in any of the athletic programs in the Kansas City Public Schools. As such, parents and student-athletes are required to understand the signs and symptoms of concussions and what to do in the case there is one. The MSHSAA Education Series "Know Your Concussion ABC's" packet informs students and parents of the dangers of concussions and the necessary precautions to reduce head injuries. As part of the participation requirements, a written acknowledgment of the education is required prior to a student being allowed participation in any KCPS Athletic Department program. 10-206 MSHAA Concussion Packet PDF
We are allowing spectators to bring lawn chairs, blankets, etc to accommodate the limited seating space at the following locations:
New! Employees of the KCPS wearing an ID badge can now enter Interscholastic League (IL) sponsored events free of charge. We ask all employees to sign in at the gate. However, away games, non-IL tournaments, MSHSAA-sanctioned events (tournaments, Districts, Finals, etc.), and other private events at Interscholastic League facilities require a cover charge that cannot be waived.