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Diploma+ Programs

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 has implemented 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.

The goal of Diploma+ is for each student to graduate with a high school diploma, plus one of the following seven endorsements:


  • At Least 21 on the ACT or 1060 on the SAT
  • Completion of at least one full year of college (18-30 Credit Hours)
  • Completion of an Industry Recognized Certificate or Credential
  • Completion of a Qualified Internship or Industry Approved Project
  • Acceptance into the Military
  • Completion of the IB Diploma Programme or Career-Related Programme
  • An Approved Plan for Post-Secondary Transition

Follow links on the left for information about Washington's special Diploma+ program offerings.

Click Here for the Diploma+ Informational Brochure

Click Here for the Diploma+ Whitepaper