High School Programs

High school students can get a head start on their college plans by taking classes at Barton while in high school.  Students who are sophomores and above or freshmen with a gifted IEP can take college classes.  Barton gathers a high school official’s signature for each student.

Students have options for taking classes:

  • College Advantage:  Taught by an instructor at the student’s school
  • Partnered Online:  Taught online by a Barton instructor with a high school mentor in the room
  • Get Ahead Program (GAP):  Taught on-campus or by Zoom, usually during the 1:30 – 3:00 timeframe
  • BARTonline:  Taught online with no specific meeting times that students may take at school or on their own time at home.
  • Excel in CTE (Senate Bill 155):  A specific list of career and technical classes that cost no tuition—offered online, on-campus, and at some high schools.  Textbooks or materials charges may apply.

Get Started Here!

Taking college credit classes at your high school this school year?  You are only a few quick steps away from becoming a Barton Cougar while still in high school!

Step 1: Apply

Step 1: Complete the Admissions Application.  The first screen is asking you to set up an account, not log in.

  • If you’ve applied to Barton before, skip to Step 2.
  • If you try to apply and see an error message that your information is already in the system, email Admissions@Bartonccc.edu for assistance.

You should receive your ID number and default PIN to the email address you used to apply in 24 - 48 hours.  Save these in a safe place—you’ll need them soon!

Step 2: Search for Classes

Step 2:  Find the class you’d like to take.

College classes, even if listed on your high school schedule, require Barton enrollment.

Taking a class at your high school?  Check College Advantage schedules here.

  • There may be more than one offering of each class at your school.  For example, English Comp I may be offered 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 8th periods.  Make sure to choose the class that is in your high school schedule or talk to your counselor about a schedule change, if needed.
  • Write down the Course Reference Number (CRN).  You will need it to enroll in your class in Step 4.

Want to take a class at your high school but your school isn’t listed?  Contact Karly Little at LittleK@bartonccc.edu.

Step 3: Submit your GPA to Barton OR Take Placement Test

Step 3:  Placement Testing   

It has been difficult to provide placement testing at our partner high schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.  To address this challenge, Barton has identified an alternative option for placement into College Advantage/Partnered Online English and math courses, based on cumulative GPA or cumulative GPA and course grades.

At this time, this placement option is available only for College Advantage or Partnered Online courses, and only during the 2020/2021 academic year.

Year in High School


Grade in HS Algebra II

You Qualify to Enroll In:

Junior or Senior

3.0 or higher


English Composition I


3.0 or higher

B or higher

College Algebra


3.5. or higher

B or higher

College Algebra

Junior or Senior

2.5 – 2.99 or higher


Intermediate Algebra OR Business Mathematics

*Effective for the 2020 – 2021 academic year.  Retroactive placement or credit will not be given.

Students who do not meet these outlined requirements but want to try to take the course for college credit will need to follow our standard testing policy and make an appointment to test by contacting Lisa Peterson, PetersonL@bartonccc.edu.

The retesting policy requires that you earn within 12 points of the placement score in order to retest.  Each student can earn one retest per semester. 

Step 4: Enroll in Classes

Step 4:  Enroll in your classes!

  • Use your Barton ID and PIN to sign in to the MyBarton Portal. 
    • Follow the directions on the page, if stuck.
  • Choose PAWS. 
  • Click the grey Student tab. 
  • Choose Registration. 
  • Add/Drop Classes. 
  • Choose your enrollment semester and submit. 
  • Use the Course Reference Numbers (CRNs) found on the College Advantage Schools page. 
  • Add the CRN(s) to the Add Classes Worksheet and Submit Changes. 

High school classes are not listed in the overall Course Search.  Email Karly Little, LittleK@bartonccc.edu if you are unable to locate your CRN.

Step 5: Apply for the Boost Scholarship (optional)

Step 4:  Apply for the Boost Scholarship

Live in one of these counties?  Barton, Ellsworth, Pawnee, Rush, and Russell counties, Stafford County north of US Highway 50, and northwestern Rice County

The Barton Boost Scholarship is now available in the Portal, and students may apply! 

To apply, please follow these directions:

  • Visit bartonccc.edu.
  • Hover over MyBarton and choose MyBarton Portal.
  • Sign in using your ID number and password.
  • Click the Financial Aid tab across the top of the page.
  • On the bottom left-hand side, click on Scholarship Universe.
  • In the search box in the top right corner, type Barton Boost.
  • Choose the scholarship titled Barton Boost Scholarship.
  • Complete the information using the student’s personal information.
  • Upload supporting tax documents, the options are listed on the page.
  • Certify that everything is correct and complete.
  • Submit!

If you are not able to click the Submit button, look at the checklist in the top left-hand corner.  There will be a red exclamation point showing where you have an error in your application.

Correct those items and Submit.


Boost Scholarship Video Assistance


Students can check and see if the Boost Scholarship is on their account by following these directions:

  • Sign in to MyBarton Portal.
  • Choose Student Financial Center
  • In the middle of the page, there’s a box that says, “Student Account.”
  • Click “Balance.”
  • Choose Fall 2020.
  • Scholarship funds, if awarded, will be listed there.

If listed, this means the student’s Boost is on their account for fall and will be put on their account for spring.

Step 5: Pay for Classes

Step 5: Pay for Classes

Classes at high our partner high schools are typically three or five credit hours apiece.  Rates below are per SINGLE credit hour.

On-site Rate (Per Credit Hour)

Partnered Online Rate

BARTonline Rate

Barton County $111

All other KS counties $118

$118 per credit hour

$150 per credit hour

  • Full or partial payments on campus: check, cash, credit card, or money order. 
  • Full or partial payments by mail (Do not mail cash or money orders.): 

Barton Community College

Attn:  Karly Little

245 NE 30 Rd.

Great Bend, KS 67530


  • Full or partial payments over the phone by credit or debit card
  • Pay online or set up a formal payment plan through the Student Financial Center in the student’s MyBarton Portal.  Online payment includes a small fee.


Important:  Enrollments will be processed without payment.  Completing an enrollment is indication that the student will take and pay for the class.  Until paid, there will be a financial hold on the student’s account preventing future enrollments and transcript requests.

Read the full Financial Responsibility policy here.

Step 6: Give Access to a Third Party (like your parents/guardians)

Step 6:  Give Access to a Third Party (like your parents/guardians)

As a college student, your information is protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)  This means the College can’t discuss your student information with anyone but you without your permission.  This protects your privacy to keep you and your information safe, BUT it also means that College employees can’t tell a parent or guardian how much you owe for tuition and fees.

To give us permission to provide financial information (including tuition/fees owed), follow these steps:

  • Log in to MyBarton Portal:  mybarton.bartonccc.edu
    • Lookup ID and Forgot PIN
  • Choose Student Financial Center
  • Choose "Authorized Users" under My Profile Setup
  • Choose "Add Authorized User"
  • Enter the email address for the person you want to set up as a user on your behalf.
  • Use the options to choose what you want that person to be able to view.
Step 6: Stay On Track with Advising

Step 6:  Stay On Track with Advising 

Do you have specific questions about academic advising?  Or do you want assigned to an academic advisor to help you with your college plans?  Email Advisement@bartonccc.edu and include your name, ID number, and your question(s).

Having Issues?

Having Issues?

Admissions Application Issues:  Admissions@bartonccc.edu

Placement Testing Questions:  PetersonL@bartonccc.edu

Trouble Signing into the My Barton Portal—Follow the directions on the Portal Home Page then email:  BartonPortalHelp@bartonccc.edu

Trouble Locating Your Class at Your School:  LittleK@bartonccc.edu

Specific Questions About Advising:  Advisement@bartonccc.edu

Additional Helpful Links for High School Students