McKinley Classical Leadership Academy High School

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Mission and Vision

  • Our Mission: The mission of McKinley Classical Leadership Academy is to provide, through research-based strategies, an education that will meet the unique learning styles of the gifted and talented learner in an urban setting.

    Our Vision: McKinley Classical Leadership Academy endeavors to prepare its students for the 21st Century to be world-class leaders of character, academic superiority, and cultural awareness.  McKinley CLA will accomplish this goal in the context of an urban, multiracial, multicultural community led by a highly qualified instructional staff.




  • Student Symptom Decision Tree: LINK

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  • McKinley's Chess Club is re-launching for the 2021-22 school year and meets weekly when school is in session! 

    • Location: Room 323 (Mr. Smith's classroom)
    • For more information, contact Mr. Smith:


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  • McKinley High School Recommendation Forms: click on the link to access the recommendation forms required to apply to McKinley's high school: LINK

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  • PTO Membership Toolkit: McKinley parents/guardians, to get updates from the High School PTO, sign up for Membership Toolkit at this link.

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  • SLPS is now hiring long-term positions for substitute teachers, clerks, and special education instructional care aides!  For more information, including how to apply, click on this link.

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    Immunization Requirements: See the following links for school immunization requirements at the state and district levels.  Contact Nurse Regina Johnson ( for more information:

     ** Missouri School Immunization Requirements one-pager: LINK

    ** District information containing some immunization requirements and resources that are free or low-cost: LINK




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