High School Student Programs Get Ahead Program

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

Are you a high school student looking for the ultimate first college experience? If so then the Get Ahead Program (GAP) may be your solution. 

GAP courses are offered on the Barton County Campus in the afternoon.  The Get Ahead Program offers general education classes as well as classes in specific vocational and/or career pathways.  Most classes meet either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday, from 1:30-3:00 pm.  High school students who elect this college experience will find themselves in classes with traditional and non-traditional college students.  Courses are taught by members of the Barton's full-time faculty.

Steps to enroll in a GAP class are as follows:

 

  1. Determine the course(s) you are interested in taking.

  2. Consult with your high school counselor to determine if GAP classes will work with your high school schedule.

  3. Complete the enrollment process by calling Enrollment Services at 620-792-9252 to enroll by phone. 
    OR 
    Deliver or mail your enrollment form and payment to Barton's Enrollment Services Department as soon as possible. GAP classes have enrollment limits - enrollment is not guaranteed!

  4. Determine your method of payment.

    • $93 per credit hour - Barton County Resident
    • $100 per credit hour - Non Barton County Resident
    • Hybrid fees are $15 per class and are only attached to the classes that are designated "hybrid," meaning they are 50% online and 50% face-to-face.
    • Senate Bill 155 - The Kansas Senate passed Senate Bill 155 in May 2012. This bill authorizes the state of Kansas to pay tuition charges for any tiered Career Technical Courses. Therefore courses designated as SB155 will be available to high school students at no cost except textbook and program fees as applicable.
  5. Purchase textbooks for the course(s) BEFORE the class starts.

 

CLASS INFORMATION TIME/DAYS/COST INSTRUCTOR/CLASSROOM
***Western Civilization 1500 - Present HONORS

8/19/15 - 12/10/15
Thursdays  (Hybrid)
1:30 - 3:00
$294 for Barton County Residents  (Includes $15 hybrid fee)
$315 for all other Kansas Residents (Includes $15 hybrid fee)
 

McCaffery, Linda
Fine Arts Building - Room 129
General Psychology 8/19/15 - 12/10/15
MonWed
1:30 - 2:45
$279 for Barton County Residents
$300 for all other Kansas Residents
Allen, Randy
Fine Arts Building - Room 111
Digital Image Editing 8/19/15 - 12/10/15
MonWed
1:30 - 3:00
$279 for Barton County Residents
$300 for all other Kansas Residents
Dudek, Steve
Technical Building - Room 171
BASIC Programming

8/19/15 - 12/10/15
TuesThurs
1:30 - 2:45
Covered by Senate Bill 155

Gale, Cristi
Technical Building - Room 115
Foundation of Computer Science 8/19/15 - 12/10/15
MonWed  (Hybrid)
1:30 - 2:45
$294 for Barton County Residents  (Includes $15 hybrid fee)
$315 for all other Kansas Residents (Includes $15 hybrid fee)
Gale, Cristi
Technical Building - Room 115
English Composition II 8/19/15 - 12/10/15
TuesThurs
1:30 - 2:45
$279 for Barton County Residents
$300 for all other Kansas Residents
Johnson, Teresa
Classroom Building - Room 113
Welding Safety 8/19/15 - 12/10/15
TuesThurs
1:30 - 3:00
Covered by Senate Bill 155
$39 taxable program fee and textbook costs are student's responsibility
Staff, Instructor
Technical Building - Room 177
Computer Concepts & Applications 10/12/15 - 12/10/15
MonWed  (Hybrid)
1:30 - 2:45
$294 for Barton County Residents  (Includes $15 hybrid fee)
$315 for all other Kansas Residents (Includes $15 hybrid fee)
Stevens - Heier
Technical Building - Room 117

***Western Civilization 1500 - Present HONORS - This class requires either an IEP on file with the student's school district OR a written letter or email from a high school or college instructor.  Students should expect this course to move at a rapid pace and explore events and concepts beyond the traditional Western Civilization course.  A letter of recommendation must be submitted to Karly Little, Coordinator of Community Education by August 27th in order for the student's enrollment to stand.