High School Programs


High school students can get a head start on a college education by taking classes while still in high school. At Barton, in addition to online learning, we have two options for you to take traditional college classes: the College Advantage program and/or the Get Ahead Program (GAP). All programs are available to sophomores, juniors, seniors and gifted underclassmen with their principal’s approval.

So what's the difference in our programs?

College Advantage Program:
Classes are available in the fall and spring semesters and are offered right in the student’s high school building. Teachers are generally the high school instructors who serve as Barton associate faculty members.

Participating high schools include: Chase, Claflin, Ellinwood, Ellsworth, Great Bend, Hays, Hoisington, LaCrosse, Larned, Lucas-Luray, Lyons, Otis-Bison, Pawnee Heights, Quivira Heights, Russell, St. John, Victoria, and Wilson.

For more information on Barton's College Advantage Program, click here

Get Ahead Program (GAP)
GAP classes provide high school students a true sense of the college class experience. Classes are offered on the Barton County Campus in the afternoons, usually either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday, from 1:30-3:00 pm. The Get Ahead Program offers general education classes, as well as classes in specific vocational and/or career pathways. Classes are taught by full-time Barton faculty and will usually have both traditional and non-traditional college students.

For more information on Barton's Get Ahead Program, click here


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