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This year there will be several new faces making up the faculty and staff of Hogan Preparatory Academy, and some staff will be in different positions and/or buildings, including me!  I am excited to serve as the Interim Superintendent for the 2018-2019 school year.  I have served the last 18 months as Director of Human Resources and previously served 16 years as Asst. Superintendent of Human Resources for Belton School District.

The goals that will focus my work this year include:

  • Increased support for student learning and achievement
  • Increased communication and collaboration with staff and parents/guardians
  • High expectations for clean and well-maintained schools
  • Increased fund balances and reserves

The extent to which we are able to meet our goals at Hogan will depend on teamwork and the development of strong relationships with students, parents/guardians, and staff.  Change in leadership is not always easy, but I know this team of educators has what it takes to make Hogan the Kansas City school of choice.  I cannot tell you how much I have appreciated administrators and staff stepping up to assist with this quick transition of leadership.

You have my commitment that I will do my best to work hard and lead with fairness and integrity, always trying to do the right thing by putting students first.  I am eager to partner with you to make school a great experience for each student. Join me in making this a great year to be a Ram!

Kindest regards,

Dr. Tanya Shippy
Interim Superintendent

Mission Statement

Hogan Preparatory Academy is a premier college prep district developing educated, compassionate, self-motivated leaders who prepare for life-long career options and give back to their community.

Hogan accepts all eligible students regardless of their academic ability and commits to preparing those students for college.

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Hogan Preparatory Academy

Hogan is one of the most distinguished college-prep charter schools serving the city of Kansas City. We develop educated, compassionate, self-motivated leaders who prepare for life-long career options. Built upon our rich 73-year history, the Hogan experience is centered around high, unwavering expectations for academic achievements, a student-centered curriculum, and community service.

Our 1,000+ K-12 students learn, play, and serve their community with determination as they build a foundation for future success. Students invest at least 100 hours of community service prior to high school graduation, and in the past 15 years, 100% of our seniors have graduated and been accepted into college. We’re proud to accept all eligible students, regardless of their academic ability, and prepare them for college.

The Washington Post ranked Hogan in the top 500 public high schools in America, and Newsweek ranked us in the Top 400 list of best public high schools in the U.S. We hold national accreditation through AdvancED, consistently earn some of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s highest academic ratings, and each year, college scholarships for Hogan seniors surpass $1 million.

Jordan Huff and his mom.

KC Star: They said he’d never be able to learn. With mom’s help, he has a college scholarship (article with video)

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U.S. News & World Report: Hogan Prep 28th best high school in Missouri.

U.S. News & World Report: 28th Best High School in Missouri

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