As part of a strong commitment to the academic, physical, emotional and social well-being of all students, the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District provides a comprehensive range of programs and services.
Athletics and Activities Programs
Athletics: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track, volleyball, wrestling
MSHSAA Sponsored Activities: academic team, cheerleading, debate/forensics, marching band, symphonic band, chamber choirs, dance team, color/winter guard, orchestra, theatre
Other Activities: All three high schools offer a variety of school site-based chartered clubs. These clubs may be curricular or non-curricular in nature. Check with the high school activities office for a complete listing of clubs, sponsors and contact information.
Lee’s Summit R-7 Aquatic Center
The Lee’s Summit R-7 Aquatic Center, located on the campus of Summit Lakes Middle School, serves high school competitive swim programs with opportunities for middle-school intramurals, physical-education/health instruction, extra-curricular elementary instruction, community summer swim-team program and community aquatics. The self-supporting, joint-use Aquatic Center features a 25-yard by 50-meter pool with diving area as well as a lobby, locker rooms and a concession area. For more information about the center, call 986-1465.
The A+ Schools Program provides students with continuous, progressive career information throughout the students’ years in the R-7 school district. It also focuses on ensuring that students have course offerings that prepare them for their paths after high school. Lee’s Summit A+ certified students may receive reimbursement for the cost of tuition and general fees while attending a Missouri public community college or vocational/technical school on a full-time basis for two years. The A+ Schools Program grants these educational incentives provided state funds are appropriated by the legislature.
Before & After School Services
Kids Country is the award-winning before and after school program located in all elementary schools in R-7. It is for all R-7 children grades K-6. The program is offered daily from 6:30 a.m. to the start of school and then school dismissal to 6:00 p.m. as well as on all early release, most non-school days, and snow days. Enriching curriculum, homework assistance, STEM, and health and safety opportunities are provided to children by qualified and trained staff.
KC Cubbies is a preschool program for all R-7 children ages 3-5 years and operates from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and is located adjacent to the BASS Administrative Office near Underwood Elementary. KC Cubbies is designed to meet each child’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual needs. KC Cubbies utilizes Frog Street for curriculum components and Conscious Discipline to teach social/emotional learning, discipline and self-regulation. Enrollment may be limited.
3LYNX serves the R-7 secondary students with after school programming during the school year and Camp LYNX in the summer. Programming provides opportunities specifically geared to middle school students. Students who receive special services from the district are able to attend 3LYNX until age 21. Elements of the program include, but are not limited to: homework, club options, mentoring, career exploration, life skills and peer relationship building.
SummitRise serves all elementary students during teacher collaboration that occurs during Wednesday Late Start. Health and fitness, homework, outside play, Chromebooks, academic intervention, and table activities are the focus while meeting individual needs of students.
For information regarding Before & After School Services, call 816-986-3440 or visit our website at http://bass.lsr7.org/. You may also contact us by going to https://contact.lsr7.org/ and clicking on “Before and After School Services (BASS)”.
Connecting Each Student To the Future Initiative (CESTTF)
The Lee’s Summit R-7 School District maintains a strong tradition in preparing students for a “rapidly changing world” as our mission statement indicates. We feel that each student needs rigor, relevance and relationships provided to them through our curricular and instructional programs to prepare them for the career of their choice. As a means to this end, the R-7 District has implemented the “Connecting Each Student to the Future” (CESTTF) initiative.
Early Childhood Services
Parents As Teachers Program (Birth to Pre-Kindergarten): All parents are their child’s best, first teacher. The services offered through Parents As Teachers include personal home visits by a certified parent educator, specially trained in early childhood development. Information is provided to parents on what to look for as your child develops, constructive play and more. Screening services are also available for early detection of potential problems, including cognitive, language, motor and speech development. Parents As Teachers website
Early Childhood Program (3-5 year olds): The Early Childhood program serves students using Head Start, Title One and Early Childhood Special Education funds. Early Childhood Center website
Elementary: The AIM (Achieve Imagine Motivate)/ASPIRE (Achieving Student Potential In Reaching and Expanding) programs in the R-7 elementary schools are a program of differentiated instruction for academically gifted students, grades K-6. Students work in small groups with a teacher trained in gifted education for two to five hours per week.
Middle School: The Advanced Studies program offered in the 7th and 8th grades includes language arts, mathematics, science and social studies courses. The content in these courses will prepare students to take advanced course work in the high schools’ Advanced Studies program. Algebra I, Spanish I, German I, French I and Mandarin Chinese I are offered to 8th graders for high school credit.
High School: Honors classes, Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) courses are available, as well as college credit (through University of Missouri at Kansas City, Metropolitan Community Colleges and University of Central Missouri). MOVIP is the current opportunity on-line.
Fine Arts Program
The R-7 District is recognized statewide for its outstanding fine arts program.
> Elective string instrument instruction begins in the 5th grade.
> Elective band instruction is offered beginning in the 5th grade.
> Vocal music instruction begins in kindergarten for all students.
> Instruction in art by qualified art educators begins in kindergarten for all students.
> Elective drama and theatre classes are offered for middle school and high school students.
Lee’s Summit Educational Foundation Inc.
The Lee’s Summit Educational Foundation is a non-profit organization which raises, manages and distributes funds for educational programs that benefit students, staff and patrons of the R-7 school district. The Foundation provides funding for scholarships and for innovative learning activities not able to be funded by the school district.
A comprehensive range of special education services are offered by the R-7 School District to assist students to reach their potential within the least restrictive environment.
Miller Park Center
Miller Park Center is the R-7 special-education, day-treatment facility, located in downtown Lee’s Summit. Miller Park houses the district’s behavior learning program which serves students from kindergarten through high school who were previously served through contracted out-of-district programs. The center also houses a number of Special Services Department employees, including occupational/physical therapists, educational diagnosticians, social worker, behavior/autism specialists, Health Services Department as well as instructors for visually impaired students and orientation/mobility. In addition, the R-7 PTA has an office in the building.
G.R.E.A.T. (Gaining Real-life Experience And Training)
A post-high school transition program for eligible 18- to 21-year-old students who have participated in the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District’s Functional Life Skills Programs. G.R.E.A.T. provides quality community-based instruction in ALL areas related to functional life skills, independent living and vocational skills with the potential for paid employment in sheltered or community settings.
Career and Technical Education
A comprehensive range of cutting-edge, rigorous and relevant career and technical education (CTE) courses are offered by the
R-7 School District to prepare students for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers.