Parent & Guardian Newsletter

Success Academy at Anderson-August 16, 2021

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We are looking for students for the Student District Advisory Council!

Student District Advisory Council is a group of high

school students who serve as the student voice for

KCPS. We need YOU! Volunteer today and get ready

to make your mark in Kansas City education.

Benefits of Serving as a SDAC Member:

• Have a direct impact on improving KCPS for all students

• Gain leadership, public speaking and team-building


• Build a network of supporters and mentors within KCPS

and partner civic organizations

• Earn community service hours

Eligibility Criteria:

• Enrolled in a KCPS high school

• Complete the SDAC application

• Able to join monthly virtual meetings

Learn more:

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We mailed to each student a letter with important information, including expectations, important dates, Covid mitigation, and the dress code. Here is a link in case you need the information again.

Back to School Support!

As school is starting on August 23, these departments are here to help:

Thank you for connecting with us!

Early College Academy Enrollment

Did you know that KCPS students have the opportunity to earn their high school diplomas AND a two-year associates college degree simultaneously and at no additional charge? We have graduates who do that every year thanks to our Early College Academy (ECA)!

ECA is a partnership between KCPS and Metropolitan Community College - Penn Valley for highly motivated high school students who are ready to leave the high school environment and participate in the rigor of being full-time college students. Students will earn high school credits while also earning college credits as they attend classes, full-time, on a college campus. The ultimate goal is for KCPS students to graduate with both their high school diploma and an associate’s degree. Applications are accepted from sophomores starting January of their Spring semester.

ECA applications are being accepted now for 2021-2022 academic year. Please share this with our families and encourage 10th graders to consider this unique option. They can contact their academic counselors for more information or visit the ECA website. A brochure and enrollment process flyer are also available below.



Dear Parents and Guardians,

Although we are still dealing with this Pandemic, we are committed to providing the best education possible for all of our children! Please remember when you call the school at 816-418-5300, it comes directly to Principal Robert Lee, Jr.

Mr. Robert Lee Jr., Ed.S. Principal 816-572-0523

Dr. LeJuan Johnson Associate Principal 314-604-1281

Success Academy Staff


Mr. Robert Lee Jr. Ed.S-Principal

Dr. LeJuan Johnson-Associate Principal

Instructional Coach

Ms. Ashleigh Koch-Instructional Coach

School Counselor

Ms. Mary Johnson-School Counselor


Mr. Blayne Marshall-Science

Ms. LaDanya Johnson-Science

Dr. Sandra Ross-Math

Mrs. Christina Gupta-Math

Mr. Robert Meade-English Language Arts

Mr. Alexander Bonham-Carter-English Language Arts

Mr. Joseph Ford-Social Studies

Dr. Jason Beavers-Social Studies

Mr. Thomas Lewandowski-Physical Education

Mr. Ralph Williams-Physical Education

Ms. Amy Bell-Exceptional Education

Ms. Heather Hoyer-Exceptional Education

Support Team

Mr. Brian Dunlop-Restorative Justice Coordinator

Ms. Kristen Dua-Clinician

Ms. Mohana Chakrabarti-Social Worker

Ms. LaJuana Winchester-Administrative Assistant

Mr. Ernest Jones-Paraprofessional

Mr. Guy Ellison-Paraprofessional

Ms. Shirley Sampson-School Nurse

Sgt. Keyren Spiller-First Line Security

Officer-Shandoll Lowery

Officer-Dalton Flores

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