2022 Kansas All Star High Schools
|Burlingame High School||Lyndon High School||Royal Valley High School|
|Cedar Vale High School||Macksville High School||Satanta High School|
|Cimarron High School||Maize High School||Scott Community High School|
|Circle High School||Maize South High School||Shawnee Mission South High School|
|Clifton-Clyde High School||Marais des Cygnes Valley High School||Shawnee Mission West High School|
|Deerfield High School||Marysville Jr/Sr High School||Silver Lake Jr/Sr High School|
|Dodge City High School||McPherson High School||St. Marys Junior Senior High School|
|Doniphan West High School||Moscow High School||Sumner Academy of Arts and Science|
|Ellinwood High School||Mulvane High School||Syracuse High School|
|Erie High School||Neodesha High School||Topeka High School|
|Garden City High School||Newton High School||Ulysses High School|
|Halstead High School||Norwich High School||Victoria High School|
|Hiawatha High School||Olathe East High School||Washburn Rural High School|
|Hoisington High School||Olathe North High School||Washington High School|
|Hoxie High School||Olathe West High School||Wichita Heights High School|
|Hugoton High School||Osborne Jr/Sr High School||Wichita High School EAST|
|Kinsley Junior Senior High School||Quinter High School||Wichita High School South|
|Kiowa County High School||Rossville Jr/Sr High School||Wichita High School West|
Becoming an All Star High School is EASY!
1. Host an Apply Kansas Event
Register as an Apply Kansas School
Host your Application Event
Submit your Apply Kansas Summary Data
2. Sponsor or collaborate on a FAFSA Completion Event (Anytime between Oct-Feb)
Plan an event where students & parents can start on the FAFSA application together
Event should provide support to answer specific, confidential questions for families. Financial Aid officers and Admissions representatives from local institutions are often good resources and willing to come help.
FAFSA events can be held at the high school, but can also be held at higher education institutions or other community locations if you are joining together with other high schools.
Be aware of shift work, first generation, undocumented students and other underserved populations. Try to create an event at times and in locations that meets the needs of your underserved community members.
If you host a FAFSA event in the fall, consider doing something again in Jan-Feb. Many students who would benefit most from the FAFSA aren't always ready to apply in the fall. Follow up encouragement and support in the new year might be just what some students need to finalize those post-secondary plans
3. Host a College Signing/Senior Signing Day Event (around May 1)
This event should celebrate the decisions and different pathways for your seniors.
It can be as big or small as you want to make it. (Some schools make it actual signing event for all seniors and invite different colleges, and some incorporate announcing the plans of all seniors into their Honors and Awards ceremony. Creating a bulletin board, banner, poster activity, t-shirt day are all some of the many great ways you can celebrate your seniors' plans) See the link in the resources below.
Whatever you plan, consider how it will look for students planning to go to work or other placements. If you are announcing college placements, how will you announce the job placements? If you do a t-shirt day, will all students be able to participate? You might have to get creative with some of the non-traditional pathways.
Consider if you can share these pathways with your underclassmen. Can you hang the banner or bulletin board for the school community to see? Are underclassmen invited to your award ceremony. By celebrating every senior, you give all of your students an opportunity to consider a post-secondary path outside of what they already know.
4. Complete the All Star Survey (in April) from Tara Lebar to describe your three events.
Google Doc with College Signing Day Photos & Ideas (add your ideas to share here!)
Each All Star High School will receive a certificate and vinyl banner to display at school (photo 1). Each year after that, award winning schools will receive a certificate and star sticker to add to their banner, indicating multiple award winning years (photo 2).
For more information:
Tara Lebar, Associate Director, Academic Affairs
Apply Kansas State Coordinator