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. (Request your principal's signature on the enrollment form)

  4. Determine your method of payment.

    • $90 per credit hour - Barton County Resident
    • $97 per credit hour - Non Barton County Resident
    • Classes in Bold are paid by SB155 (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. 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!
    Special Note: students may also enroll online through their PAWS account.

  6. Purchase textbooks for the course(s) BEFORE the class starts.

Digital Photography I 22351 3 12-Jan-15 14-May-15 MW 1:30 PM 3:00 PM Technical T171 Dudek, Steve
Computer Concepts & Appl 24553 3 12-Jan-15 14-May-15 MW 1:30 PM 2:45 PM Technical T117 Gale, Cristi
English Composition II 22556 3 12-Jan-15 14-May-15 TR 1:30 PM 2:45 PM Classroom C112A Joiner, Stephanie
Information Security 27413 3 12-Jan-15 14-May-15 TR 1:30 PM 2:45 PM Technical T105 Schneider, Kristopher
General Psychology 22716 3 12-Jan-15 14-May-15 TR 1:30 PM 2:45 PM Fine Arts F145 Allen, Randy
Introduction to Sociology 21208 3 12-Jan-15 14-May-15 MW 1:30 PM 2:45 PM Fine Arts F145 Johnson, Ed