Real World Learning

  • Students are better prepared for learning and work

    Through Real World Learning, we are equipping our learners and communities to thrive in a rapidly
    changing, increasingly connected and complex world. Our K-12 initiative is empowering districts of all
    sizes, from the many diverse communities that comprise our region, to engage in learning, working,
    and being accountable together toward A COMMON GOAL: By 2030, all high school students across our region
    graduate with market value assets and a diploma, preparing them for future work and learning.

    Tiered Diploma Presentation

    Click here to view our Real World Learning magazine to learn more about the premise and the opportunities. 

    Market Value Assets

    Starting with the Class of 2025, students will be required to earn at least one Market Value Asset (MVA) for graduation. A market value asset is defined as an experience that prepares students for future learning and/or employment. MVAs serve as an opportunity to preview different careers. A market value asset will typically fall into one of five categories, while also having the opportunity to build their own.  Below you will find a list of a couple of current opportunities available to students to earn an MVA during their four years of high school in LPS.

    Market Value Assets

    Early College Academy


    8th Grade College & Career Center Visits

    In the months of October and November, during the 23-24 school year, LPS partnered with a variety of local colleges and career centers to offer visits for all of our 8th grade students. These visits provided our students with an overview of a college or career center experience by allowing them to tour the campus/career center of their choosing, meet with students and staff, and learn more about the programs each college/career center offers. After the visits, we received extremely positive feedback from students, parents, and school administration. We are thankful to each of the colleges and career centers listed below that partnered with us on these visits!

    • Missouri Western State University
    • Park University
    • University of Central Missouri
    • University of Kansas
    • University of Missouri - Kansas City
    • William Jewell College
    • MCC - Maple Woods
    • Area Career Center (Excelsior Springs)
    • Northland Career Center (Platte City)

    We would also like to thank the Kauffman Foundation and the LPS Department of Student Equity & Access for organizing funding through the "Equity in Schools Grant." Through this grant, LPS was able to pay for transportation to/from each visit, lunches for all 8th graders, and for the college/career center student giveaway items.

    We look forward to offering both college and career center visits for the 24-25 school year as well.

    Please see below for pictures from this year's visits. The third picture below includes a video link for one of our visits to William Jewell College (click on the picture to view the video).

    park       visit       jewell

    Real World Learning Opportunites in Liberty Public Schools (click the image below)

            Real World Learning Opportunities

    LEDC highlights the LPS Network53 Internship Program!

    The Liberty Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) wrote a story highlighting the Network53 Internship Program. This story can be accessed by clicking here.

    Help develop future regional talent

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    Kansas City Career Snapshot

    Please see below for a jobs data and information summary for the Kansas City region by career pathway!

    Click on the image below to view in a larger format.