Hogan Preparatory Academy
5809 Michigan Ave.
Kansas City MO 64130
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 444-3484
Fax 816- 444-3414
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.

CEO/Executive Director Dr. Danny L Tipton
Board Chair Dr. Alexis Petri
Board Chair Company Affiliation UMKC
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1999
Former Names
Bishop Hogan High School
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Mail a check to: 5809 Michigan Ave, Kansas City, MO. 64130
Financial Summary
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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.

Background Statement
Hogan Preparatory Academy (HPA) is a charter high school in Kansas City, Missouri. HPA was established in 1999 and has a values-based, college preparatory mission. Prior to being incorporated as a charter school, the school was operated for six decades as Bishop Hogan, a Catholic high school. The school serves approximately 350 students, 99% of whom are African American with over 80% of the students qualifying as low-income. HPA has been remarkably successful in its mission with approximately 80% of its graduates matriculating to college. 
  • In 2010, the College Board recognized Hogan Prep for providing college-going opportunity for minority students by naming the school as one of three national recipients of their Inspiration Award. Over 80% of our graduates attend college.
  • The Missouri Charter Public School Association (MCPSA) named Dr. Danny Tipton, the Superintendent of Hogan Preparatory Academy, as their Charter School Leader of the Year for Missouri in 2010.
  • The MCPSA named Hogan Preparatory Academy as their Charter School of the Year in 2011.
  • The MCPSA named Hogan Prep's Senior Seminar class as their Best Innovative Practice in 2012.
  • In 2009 and 2011, Hogan Preparatory Academy made Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) associated with the No Child Left Behind law based on the proficiency demonstrated by our students on the Missouri state End-of-Course examinations.
  • The Hogan Preparatory Academy district opened a middle school for the 2011/12 school year with a college preparatory curriculum to intervene earlier in our students' education and then in 2013/14 opened an elementary school to further complete the cycle.
Now Hogan is way more than a college prep high school.  It is a complete college prep K-12 district serving the students of the Kansas City Missouri School District. 
Impact Statement
Hogan is more than a college prep high school. It is a complete college prep K-12 district serving the students of the Kansas City Missouri School District. Last year our scores on English and Math continue to move up.  
Our 3 primary goals for the current school year:
  1. Communication, both internal and external.
  2. Curriculum and instruction, to ensure a high level of rigor is maintained and linked throughout the organization - K-12.
  3. Building human capacity, to continue to work so Hogan is a destination location, not only for students but for educators as well.
Needs Statement
Hogan Preparatory Academy is housed in 4, 70 + year old facilities.  As a charter school, Hogan Prep is not able to issue bonds to support capital improvements in its facilities and must fund improvements from its operational budget.  The facility needs tuck-pointing, roofing and window replacement and HVAC improvements.  Additionally, the school's gymnasium is not adequate to support a high school sports program requiring the winter sports teams to play almost all of their contests at other venues.  Finally, the school has a second building that is not currently being used and needs to be renovated to support enhanced activities for students.

Hogan Preparatory Academy has a solid core college preparatory curriculum.  Our most pressing curricular need is to add programs that enrich our students academic experience.  Specific programs that we would like to add or upgrade include debate, drama, ROTC and career based courses in science, technology and engineering.
Service Categories
Charter Schools
Secondary & High Schools
Primary & Elementary Schools
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
It is remarkable that we have helped our students achieve the level of educational success they have given the fiscal constraints that we operate under. Being a charter school, we do not issue bonds to fund our facilities, so we must budget for the operation of and improvements to our building from normal operating funds. Our facilities were built in 1941 (high school), 1934 (middle school), and 1915 (elementary school) and is in need of significant renovation in order to support the level of high quality systems and instruction that is appropriate for the 21st century.
We would like to increase both the quality and number of curricular and extracurricular programs by supplementing available school funds with external funding. We are fortunate to have many employees who take on significant responsibilities above and beyond their contracted duties. Identifying external funding sources is necessary for significant improvement and expansion of these programs.
Although we’ve been remarkably successful in our college preparatory mission, there is still room for significant improvement compared to the most successful urban college preparatory schools in the nation.
Dr. Alexis Petri,  Board Chair
Hogan Prep provides a character-based, college preparatory education. 
Our Advanced Placement (AP) program has been our primary initiative over the past eight years to increase the rigor of our academic program. Our curriculum includes 13 AP courses, principally in the core content areas. AP courses provide students with an academic experience comparable to a rigorous, first year college course. We have a very high participation rate in our AP program with our students taking more than two exams per graduating senior last year, which placed us in the Top 400 in Newsweek magazine’s list of the Best High Schools in the U.S. for 2013. We grew our program with the assistance of an AP Start Up grant from the College Board, which has ended. We are seeking external funding to continue enhancements to the program such as online subscriptions to supplemental instructional resources, exam fee and incentive payment programs, and recognition programs for our students.
We are also working to provide excellent college going programs while in high school, however, many of our students can not afford the tuition that corresponds with dual credit. 
Category Education, General/Other Education, General/Other
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Short-Term Success We quantitatively measure our students’ knowledge. Our students come to us in ninth grade with a median achievement level two to two and one-half years behind grade level. We have closed that achievement gap by one to one and one-half years during their four years at Hogan Prep and are driving continued improvement through a data-driven continuous school improvement process. We also stress character development with character education required each year in the curriculum. We put a lot of effort into getting many of our students to internalize the value of education and to apply themselves to achieve their potential. We have not quantitatively measured data for this inherently more subjective characteristic historically; however, we are developing appropriate metrics in conjunction with our current school improvement efforts.
Long-Term Success The ultimate goal for the students in our school is to graduate from college, have successful professional careers, and be productive members of society.
Program Success Monitored By Standardized assessments
  • ACT taken by all seniors
  • SAT10 taken twice per year by all students
  • Missouri state assessments (end-of-course exams)
  • Daily attendance rates
  • Student retention and graduation rates
  • College acceptance, matriculation and graduation rates
Examples of Program Success
One hundred percent of our graduates have been accepted to college in the eight-year history of the charter school. We have not systemically measured college matriculation historically. However, anecdotally, numerous graduates are graduating from college with many of them being first generation high school graduates. 
We are rapidly increasing the academic rigor in the school through our AP program. We were recognized by Newsweek magazine last year in the top 400 on their list of America’s Best High Schools based on the high participation rate of our students in the AP program. The College Board has recognized Hogan Prep’s efforts to provide college-going opportunity for historically underserved students by naming us as one of eight national finalists for their Inspiration Award in both 2007 and 2008. Our graduates are increasingly applying to and being accepted by more prestigious colleges. Two of last year’s seniors were accepted to Howard University in Washington, DC.
CEO Comments
Our major challenge is we are in three old buildings.  As a charter school we do not receive facilities funding like a traditional public schools do.  Any capital improvements that Hogan does must come from the general operating budget.
Traditionally we have received students that are 3-4 years on average behind grade level in the 9th grade.  Now, in our middle school new students come to us 2-3 years behind grade level and in our brand new elementary, according to our initial base line test, 60% of our students arrived behind their grade level.
Our mission is to prepare ALL students for college, therefore this was the main reason we opened the middle school in 2011.  Now in the 6th grade, we are still receiving students behind grade level.  We felt it necessary to expand to Kindergarten to remove any excuses of students being left behind.  Our goal and intention is to prepare every student that walks through our doors, regardless of grade level, for college.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Dr. Danny L Tipton
Term Start Nov 2007
Experience Danny Tipton comes to Hogan Preparatory Academy with 23 years of education experience as well as 11 years of business/industry experience prior to taking on the educational role. He has been a classroom teacher in the business area, a high school counselor and A+ schools initiative coordinator, and a vice-principal prior to being selected as the Principal of Hogan. He earned an Education Specialist (Ed.S.) from UMKC and his Doctorate from St. Louis University. Dr. Tipton’s focus has been primarily in the urban setting, where he feels that a greater impact on student’s lives can be made.
Former CEOs
Mr. Bruce Hensel (Interim)June 2008 - Dec 2008
Senior Staff
Title Dean of Students/Athletic Director/Varsity Football Coach
Experience/Biography 21 years
Title Dean of Academics - High School
Experience/Biography 29 years
Title Principal - Elementary School
Experience/Biography 9 years
Title Vice Principal - High School
Experience/Biography 10 years
Title Principal - Middle School
Title Principal - High School
Paid Full-Time Staff 148
Paid Contractors 0
Volunteers 80
Retention Rate 78%
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Under Development
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
We have numerous partnerships with Rockhurst University and UMKC where a university professor includes service learning components in their course. These include chemistry and general tutoring, physics lab activities, and a resident summer camp for Hogan students.
We have numerous activities with the University of Central Missouri, our charter sponsor. They include professional development for our faculty, university campus visits by our students, and day visits to our school by university classes.
We collaborate with Kansas City Community Gardens on a nutrition and health program for our students.
External Assessment and Accreditations
North Central Association of Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement - Accreditation2010
Best High Schools in U.S.Newsweek magazine2008
Inspiration Award WinnerCollege Board2010
Charter School of the YearMissouri Charter Public School Association2011
Innovative Practice of the YearMissouri Charter Public Association2011
Top 500 High SchoolsWashington Post2013
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? Yes
Board Chair
Board Chair Dr. Alexis Petri
Company Affiliation UMKC
Term May 2016 to
Email apetri@hoganprep.net
Board Members
Mr. Kenneth kbeene@hoganprep.net BeeneCommunity Volunteer
Ms. Kirra JonesPolsinelli
Dr. Alexis apetri@hoganprep.net PetriUMKC
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 1
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 50%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 50%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Standing Committees
Human Resources / Personnel
CEO Comments
We are continuing to move forward with technology as we endeavor to create a wi-fi system across the district.  We will move to more of a 1 to 1 environment once this work is complete. 
We struggle with our students having wi-fi connections at home, so we will continue to work on this challenge as we move forward. 
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2019
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2020
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 6/30/2018, 2017, 2016: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990.
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$11,508,381$10,774,258$10,533,018
Administration Expense$2,225,320$2,174,185$2,031,032
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.980.951.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses84%83%84%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$5,750,902$5,779,258$4,240,514
Current Assets$1,553,962$1,709,355$1,778,576
Long-Term Liabilities$3,222,226$3,031,550$786,541
Current Liabilities$2,268$5,023$0
Total Net Assets$2,526,408$2,742,685$3,453,973
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities685.17340.31--
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets56%52%19%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201820172016
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
Organization Comments We are primarily funded by State and Federal school dollars. We have not traditionally been involved with fundraising, however, that is likely to change.
Other Documents
Organization Name Hogan Preparatory Academy
Address 5809 Michigan Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64130
Primary Phone (816) 444-3484
Contact Email tshippy@hoganprep.net
CEO/Executive Director Dr. Danny L Tipton
Board Chair Dr. Alexis Petri
Board Chair Company Affiliation UMKC
Year of Incorporation 1999
Former Names
Bishop Hogan High School