USD 402 Programs
Adult Diploma Completion - Click Here!
We are excited to offer area adults a way to complete their high school diploma. Participants who complete our program receive a full-fledged Augusta High School diploma; we do not offer a GED. Offering a way for participants to qualify to work online from home, the program staffs a licensed teacher and a para-educator who provide critical academic and moral support for adults as they work to fit high school studies into their already-full adult lives. Click on theunderlined link above for more information.
USD 402 is committed to providing kindergarteners with a program that prepares them to be successful in first grade and beyond. To meet this goal, we provide all-day kindergarten programs in all four of our elementary schools. School districts in Kansas receive state funding for half-day kindergarten.
Our school district receives federal funding to support our efforts to increase success among our students who are at risk of not graduating. Students can be identified as "at risk" for a variety of reasons, from academic ability/performance to low socio-economic status of the student's household.
Career & Technical Education (CTE)
Our high school actively participates in state-funded programs that develop students who are ready to enter the work force and/or be successful in post-secondary vocational programs. We are proud to have a strong relationship with area colleges and universities, especially Butler Community College, to offer our students education and training in various vocational areas, from computer technology to Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) to journalism.
English Language Learners (ELL)
Federal funding supports students who need extra support because they are in the process of learning the English language. For questions about or assistance accessing ELL support, e-mail Holly Francis, USD 402 Assistant Superintendent.
Federal law requires school districts to set aside monies to assist students whose families meet certain criteria involving their living situations. For questions about accessing McKinney-Vento assistance, e-mail Holly Francis, USD 402 Assistant Superintendent, or call Ms. Francis at 316.775.5484. Generally, students meeting one or more of the following criteria might be eligible for assistance under this federal law:
(i) children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals; or are awaiting foster care placement;
(ii) children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings;
(iii) children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and
(iv) migratory children (as such term is defined in section 1309 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965) who qualify as homeless for the purposes of this subtitle because the children are living in circumstances described in clauses (i) through (iii) above.
USD 402 also offers early childhood special education programs at Ewalt, Garfield, and Lincoln Elementaries for children ages 3-5 who qualify. Contact Greg Clark, Kim Clark, or Lyle Dosser for more information on these programs.
Title I funds are available from the federal government for schools that qualify because of their high percentage of students coming from low socio-economic households. In USD 402, Garfield and Robinson Elementaries are Title I buildings.