High School Programs

High school students can make considerable progress towards their educational goals either through the College Advantage program and/or the Get Ahead Program (GAP).  Both programs are available to sophomores, juniors, seniors and gifted underclassmen with their principal’s approval.


    "Tuition waived for high school students thanks to new state legislation" 
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BARTonline also offers Learning Opportunities for High School Students through SB#155 this Spring and Summer:


Session I (9 weeks) January 13 - March 16, 2014

Session 2 (17 weeks) January 20 - May 18, 2014

Session 3 (9 weeks) March 17 - May 18, 2014

Session I (8 weeks) June 3 - July 31, 2014




STUDENT GUIDE - Starting College in High School

College Advantage

Students learn first hand the demands of going to college while still in high school. They experience the process of enrolling in college classes; get a feel for the costs associated with tuition, fees and textbooks; and participate in classes addressing the same outcomes and competencies as courses offered on the Barton campus. Courses vary by participating high school; dual credits are determined by high school administration.

Coursework is available in the fall and spring semesters and is offered right in the student’s high school building. Faculty members are generally high school instructors who serve as Barton associate faculty members. Students participating in the College Advantage program via the North Central Distance Learning Network (NCDLN) receive instruction from Barton’s full-time faculty members.

A student’s transition from high school to college is enhanced and students are introduced to academic enrichment and challenging college coursework. Students and their families are exposed to valuable learning lessons which support remaining college experiences.


Chase High

Hoisington High

Russell High 

Central Plains High
at Claflin

La Crosse High

St John High 

Ellinwood High

Larned High

Victoria High 

Ellsworth High

Lyons High

 Wilson High

Great Bend High

Otis-Bison High


Hays High

Pawnee Heights High



Get Ahead Program (GAP)

Experience the ultimate college experience while still in high school!! If you live within driving distance of the Barton County Campus, the GAP program offers a chance for you to enroll in coursework right in the midst of the college environment. GAP classes are primarily offered in the afternoons. Course choices include general education and career focused class offerings. Classes traditionally meet Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday from 1:30-3:00p.m.

GAP Schedule

For more information about participating in College Advantage or GAP classes, please contact your high school counselor or Karly Little, Coordinator or Community Education at (620) 792-9294 or 866-813-2460 or email her at littlek@bartonccc.edu

Other Helpful Information for High School Students

Barton Boost/Incentive Applications

Transferability of Classes

Barton County Upward Bound

Articulation Agreements

Online Learning – www.bartonline.org

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