College Advantage

Earn College Credit at Your High School.  Here's How:

  • On-site classes:  taught either by a high school instructor with the College's credentials or by a full-or-adjunct instructor who travels to the high school.
  • Partnered Online classes:  a 100% online college class supervised by a high school mentor.

All classes are offered for college credit when taken, but high schools decide which classes are counted as high school credit.  It is the student's responsibility to double-check with a high school official about dual credit.  Courses vary by high school.  Look for your school below! 

How to Qualify

The State of Kansas requires that high school students must be at least sophomores (10th grade) at the time the class begins.

To enroll in math or English classes, you’ll need to earn a qualifying score on one of these tests:  Accuplacer, ACT, or SAT.  Placement scores are here:  Course Prerequisites.

If you have taken one of these tests: 

  • Did you take the Accuplacer with Barton?  We should have your score on file.
  • Did you take the ACT or SAT?  If you didn’t choose to send your scores to Barton, we need a copy of your scores.  Submit a copy of your ACT scores to Lisa Peterson, Testing Coordinator.

If you have not taken one of these tests or need to retest:

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

Tuition and Fees

On-site Rate (Per Credit Hour)

Partnered Online Rate

BARTonline Rate

Barton County Residents $111

Other KS County Residents $118

$118 per credit hour

$150 per credit hour

Important:  Students who enroll but do not pay will be enrolled and will not be dropped automatically for non-payment.  Unpaid bills will create a "hold" on the student's account until taken care of in full.  This "hold" prevents transcript requests and enrollment in more classes.

How to Pay

Students have the full semester to pay for classes and may make full or partial payments.

  • On campus: check, cash, credit card, or money order. 
  • By mail (Do not mail cash or money orders.), Attn:  Karly Little
  • 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.

The Boost Scholarship

The Boost Scholarship Application is a need-based scholarship available to high school students. The Boost Scholarship is available to students in Barton's seven-county service area (Barton, Ellsworth, Pawnee, Rush, and Russell counties, Stafford County north of US Highway 50, and northwestern Rice County).

New ways to qualify and apply for the Boost Scholarship are coming!  Check back for updates.

The Boost Scholarship pays for three (3) credit hours per semester at the $111/$118 tuition rate. The Scholarship may not be used for program fees or textbooks costs for classes.  If taking an online class, the student is responsible for the $32-per-credit-hour difference in tuition rates.  The Scholarship is only available for fall and spring semester classes and cannot be used during the summer.

Find Your School Here:  High School Partnerships

Central Plains High School
Fall Classes Delivery Method Course Reference Number (CRN)
Use this number to enroll!
Cost
English Comp I* On-Site 11617 $333 Barton Co. Residents
$354 KS Residents
Public Speaking On-Site 11683 $333 Barton Co. Residents
$354 KS Residents
General Psychology Partnered Online 11699 $354 all students

*Requires Placement Score

Spring Classes Delivery Method
English Comp II* On-Site
College Algebra* On-Site
Intro to Sociology Partnered Online

*Requires Placement Score

Chase High School
Fall Classes Delivery Method Course Reference Number (CRN)
Use this number to enroll!
Cost
English Comp. I* Partnered Online 11666 $354
General Psychology Partnered Online 11670 $354
Public Speaking Partnered Online 11680 $354

*Requires Placement Score

Spring Classes Delivery Method
English Comp II* Partnered Online
Intro to Sociology

Partnered Online

Public Speaking Partnered Online

*Requires Placement Score

Ellinwood High School
Fall &
Year-long Classes (Enroll Now)
Delivery Method Course Reference Number (CRN)
Use this number to enroll!
Cost
English Comp I* Partnered Online 11662 $354 all students
General Psychology

Partnered Online

11671 $354 all students
Public Speaking Partnered Online 11678 $354 all students
American History 1877 - Present On-Site 11619 $333 Barton Co. Residents
$354 KS Residents
College Algebra* On-Site 11618 $333 Barton Co. Residents
$354 KS Residents
English Comp II Partnered Online 11668 $354 all students

*Requires Placement Score

Spring Classes Delivery Method
English Comp II* Partnered Online
Intro to Sociology

Partnered Online

Public Speaking Partnered Online

*Requires Placement Score

Ellsworth High School
Fall Class Delivery Method Spring Class Delivery Method
Certified Nurse Aide* Hybrid Certified Nurse Aide* Hybrid

Tuition and Fees
The Certified Nurse Aide course is covered by Excel in CTE (Senate Bill 155).  Students are responsible for background check fees and a textbook.

*Requires Placement Score

Great Bend High School
Computer Concepts & Applications Computer Concepts & Applications 3 Yearlong 2nd hour:  11632
7th hour:  11633
$333 Barton Co. Residents
$354 KS Residents
AP English Literature & Composition Intro to Literature 3 Yearlong 2nd hour:  11624
7th hour:  11625
$333 Barton Co. Residents
$354 KS Residents
AP English Language & Composition English Composition I* 3 Yearlong 1st hour:  11620
3rd hour:  11621
4th hour:  11622
8th hour:  11623
$333 Barton Co. Residents
$354 KS Residents
Biology 3 Principles of Biology 5 Yearlong 1st hour:  11630
4th hour:  11631
$555 Barton Co. Residents
$590 KS Residents
Anatomy & Physiology II Anatomy & Physiology 5 Yearlong 1st hour:  11634
2nd hour:  11636
4th hour:  11635
$555 Barton Co. Residents
$590 KS Residents
Public Speaking Public Speaking 3 Yearlong 3rd hour:  11626
6th hour:  11627
$333 Barton Co. Residents
$354 KS Residents
College Algebra/Trig. College Algebra* (Enroll in Fall) 3 Fall Semester 2nd hour:  11628
4th hour:  11629
$333 Barton Co. Residents
$354 KS Residents
College Algebra/College Algebra College Algebra* (Enroll in Spring) 3 Spring Semester No action needed at this time.  Enroll in Nov./Dec. No action needed at this time.  Enroll in Nov./Dec.
Law Enforcement Ops & Procedures Law Enforcement Ops & Procedures 3 Fall Semester 11224 Tuition/fees paid by Excel in CTE.  No cost to student.

*Requires Placement Score

Great Bend High School students who have General Psychology included on their high school schedules are expected to enroll in the GAP offering of the course taught from campus using Zoom.  

Classes have size limits, and space in the class is not guaranteed.  Enroll now and reserve your seat!

Open seats for these General Psychology classes are now available over Zoom.

Mondays & Wednesdays, 1:45 - 3:00, Course Reference Number (CRN):  11359

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:45 - 3:00, Course Reference Number (CRN):  11426

Hoisington High School
Fall Classes Delivery Method Course Reference Number (CRN)
Use this number to enroll!
Cost
English Comp. I* On-site 2nd hour:  11693
6th hour:  11694
$333 Barton Co. Residents
$354 KS Residents
Public Speaking On-site 2nd hour:  11695
8th hour:  11696
$333 Barton Co. Residents
$354 KS Residents
Personal & Community Health On-site 6th hour:  11698 $333 Barton Co. Residents
$354 KS Residents
Business Mathematics* On-site 2nd hour:  11701 $333 Barton Co. Residents
$354 KS Residents
College Algebra* On-site 1st hour:  11700
5th hour:  11702
$333 Barton Co. Residents
$354 KS Residents
Principles of Management On-site 6th hour:  11699 No cost.  Covered by Excel in CTE.
Physics I* (all year) On-site 1st hour:  11697 $555 Barton Co. Residents
$590 KS Residents

*Requires Placement Score

Spring Classes Delivery Method
English Comp II* On-Site
Public Speaking On-Site
Person & Community Health On-Site
Elements of Statistics On-Site
Trigonometry On-Site
Medical Terminology On-Site
Computer Concepts & Applications On-Site

*Requires Placement Score

LaCrosse High School
Fall & Yearlong Classes (Enroll Now) Delivery Method Course Reference Number (CRN)
Use this number to enroll!
Cost
English Comp. I* Partnered Online 11663 $354 all students
General Psychology Partnered Online 11672 $354 all students
Intro to Sociology Partnered Online 11675 $354 all students
College Chemistry* On-Site (Yearlong) 5th hour:  11650
6th hour:  1649
$555 Barton Co. Residents
$590 KS Residents
Principles of Biology On-Site (Yearlong) 3rd hour:  11651 $555 Barton Co. Residents
$590 KS Residents

*Requires Placement Score

Spring Classes Delivery Method
English Comp II* Partnered Online
Intro to Sociology Partnered Online
Public Speaking Partnered Online
American History 1877 - Present Partnered Online

*Requires Placement Score

Larned High School
Fall Classes Delivery Method Course Reference Number (CRN)
Use this number to enroll!
Cost
English Comp. I* On-Site TBD $333 Barton Co. Residents
$354 KS Residents
Intro to Literature On-Site TBD $333 Barton Co. Residents
$354 KS Residents
College Algebra* On-Site TBD $333 Barton Co. Residents
$354 KS Residents

*Requires Placement Score

Spring Classes Delivery Method
English Comp I* On-Site
Intro to Literature On-Site
College Algebra* On-Site
Lyons High School
Fall & Yearlong Classes (Enroll Now) Delivery Method Course Reference Numbers (CRNs)
Use this number to enroll!
Cost
English Comp. I* Partnered Online 11661 $354 all students
Intermediate Algebra* On-Site 4th hour:  11688
7th hour:  11689
$354 KS Residents
Trigonometry* On-Site 6th hour:  11690 $354 KS Residents
Physics I * On-Site (Yearlong) 2nd hour:  11691 $590 KS Residents

*Requires Placement Score

Spring Classes Delivery Method
Public Speaking Partnered Online
College Algebra* On-Site
Elements of Statistics* On-Site

*Requires Placement Score 

Otis-Bison High School
Fall Classes Delivery Method Course Reference Numbers (CRNs)
Use this number to enroll!
Cost
English Comp. I* Partnered Online 11664 $354 all students
Public Speaking Partnered Online 11679 $354 all students

*Requires Placement Score

Spring Classes Delivery Method
English Comp II* Partnered Online
General Psychology Partnered Online
College Algebra* Partnered Online

*Requires Placement Score 

Pawnee Heights High School
Fall Classes Delivery Method Course Reference Numbers (CRNs)
Use this number to enroll!
Cost
English Comp. I* On-site 11685 $333 Barton Co. Residents
$354 KS Residents
College Algebra* Partnered Online 11654 $354 all students
General Psychology Online 11673 $354 all students
Intro to Sociology Online 11676 $354 all students

*Requires Placement Score

Spring Classes Delivery Method
English Comp II* On-Site
Various Partnered Online
Various Online

*Requires Placement Score 

Russell High School
Fall Classes Delivery Method Course Reference Numbers (CRNs)
Use this number to enroll!
Cost
English Comp. I* On-site 11703 $333 Barton Co. Residents
$354 KS Residents
Public Speaking On-site 11704 $333 Barton Co. Residents
$354 KS Residents
Intro to Sociology Partnered Online 11677 $354 all students
General Psychology Partnered Online 11674 $354 all students
American History 1877 - Present Partnered Online 11681 $354 all students

*Requires Placement Score

Spring Classes Delivery Method
English Comp II* On-site
Public Speaking On-site
College Algebra* On-site
Intro to Sociology Partnered Online
General Psychology Partnered Online
American History 1877 - Present Partnered Online

*Requires Placement Score 

St John High School
Fall Classes Delivery Method Course Reference Numbers (CRNs)
Use this number to enroll!
Cost
English Comp. I* Partnered Online 11667 $354 all students
General Psychology 6:00 - 9:00 Mondays on Zoom 10395 $333 Barton Co. Residents
$354 KS Residents
Computer Concepts & Applications On-Site 11686 (1:34 - 2:25)
11687 (2:29 - 3:20)
$333 Barton Co. Residents
$354 KS Residents

*Requires Placement Score

Spring Classes Delivery Method
English Comp II* Partnered Online
Public Speaking Partnered Online
College Algebra* On-Site

*Requires Placement Score 

Wilson High School
Fall Classes Delivery Method Course Reference Numbers (CRNs)
Use this number to enroll!
Cost
English Comp. I* Partnered Online 11665 $354 all students
College Algebra* Partnered Online 11655 $354 all students

*Requires Placement Score

Spring Classes Delivery Method
English Comp II* Partnered Online
Public Speaking On-Site
Intro to Sociology Partnered Online
College Algebra* Partnered Online

*Requires Placement Score 

Homeschool

Students who are sophomores or older, or freshmen with a gifted IEP, can begin their college experience now!  A lot of homeschool families use coursework to offer as dual credit for their students.  While college credit is always college credit, the dual part of dual credit must be approved by the organization granting the high school credit. 

Homeschool high school students have many options including:  Partnered Online, BARTonline, and Excel in CTE classes offered either online or on campus

As long as students have an adult to supervise/mentor them through the online class, homeschool students may take advantage of Barton’s Partnered Online classes.  The mentor may need to assist with content or technical issues or serve as a proctor for quizzes or exams. 

Partnered Online sections of classes are set up by location to include only high school students.  Multiple schools/locations may be combined.

Are you a homeschool student, parent, or administrator who would like more information or would like to take Partnered Online classes?  We are happy to set up a class for you or your students! 

Once we’ve set up that class for your location, get started here:  highschool.bartonccc.edu!

Contact Karly Little, LittleK@bartonccc.edu.

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