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sankofa bird

The “Sankofa” is a metaphorical symbol used by the Akan people of Ghana, generally depicted as a bird with its head turned backward taking an egg from its back. It expresses the importance of reaching back to knowledge gained in the past and bringing it into the present in order to make positive progress.  What poem or speech inspires you to reflect on your history and helps to provide direction for your successful future?


Over the years, the Southeast Knights and Ladies have built a tradition of honor and excellence, taking pride in their school and the city they call home. Southeast offers a comprehensive, competitive education environment in the city, with a full range of activities for students including high school sports, academic programs, cultural arts, along with numerous extracurricular activities. An integral part of the school is the African-Centered College Preparatory Academy (AC Prep). AC Prep uses a culturally relevant approach, for scholars to develop leadership skills, social responsibility and personal life skills. The program uses a rigorous curriculum ranging from 9-12th grade, which emphasizes college prep, world languages and cultural foundations of drumming, art, drama, music, theater and dance.

School Hours:
7:20 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.


Key Features:

  • A+ Program
  • African-Centered College Preparatory Academy
  • Battle of the Brains
  • Early College Academy
  • Manual Career Tech.
  • Ma’at Council
  • Pylons Gifted Program
  • Science Olympiad
  • Success Mentors

School Sports:

School Activities

  • Cheerleading
  • Choir
  • Dance
  • Drumming
  • National Honor Society
  • Student Council

School Partners

  • City Year
  • KC Public Library
  • SEHS Alumni Association
Southeast High School

3500 E. Meyer Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64132
(816) 418-1075
Twitter: @KCPS_Southeast