GED PREP AND ADULT LITERACY PROGRAM
KANSEL offers the most unique and flexible program in the region to earn a Kansas State High School Diploma. For many of our Students, this program is their only option. Students who walk in our doors come from all skill levels and this is the only program in the state that will take a non-reader to High School Graduate.
Our new admissions process, testing and program delivery model allows personalized path of success to every student.
GED PREPARATION IN SPANISH
The only Spanish GED Preparation program in the region. Students can classes and the GED exams in completely in Spanish. Earning their High School Diploma allows students to enter the work force and find high paying employment much faster.
ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (ESOL) STUDENTS
The most energetic group of students on campus are often found in our ESOL classrooms! Students come from all over the world speaking dozens of languages and dialects.
Teachers build from the basics, teaching foundational speaking, reading and writing. This base learning initially provides students survival and conversational English, and as they advance, they begin to master their newly acquired language. Results including safer communities, better employment and increased educational opportunities.
CONSTRUCTION TRAINING PROGRAM
KANSEL offers a FREE seven-week Construction Training Program several times a year. This class prepares students for entry level construction work.
The KANSEL Construction Training Program teaches basic construction skills using the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) core curriculum. Students receive instruction in construction math, materials handling, power tools, hand tools and construction drawings. This program also includes a 10-hour OSHA safety course plus an opportunity to obtain a Class B CDL instructional permit.
TRADE SKILLS PROGRAMS
Hands on careers are a growing field of opportunity. With a high demand for qualified workers, but with low supply. Employers wanting to train current employees or hire trained candidates to.
Programs expected to be offered in 2018-2019 are:
- Class B CDL instructional permit
- Blueprint Reading
HOMEWORK FOR PARENTS
Systematically solving low youth test scores can only happen with engaged parents, who understand and invest in their children’s learning. That has become increasingly difficult for most parents. “New” or “Common Core” Math might as well be Egyptian to most parents. Not anymore! New Math for 2nd-5th Grade workshops are coming fall of 2018.
EMPLOYMENT SKILLS WORKSHOP
There are a number of reasons why skilled employees may not land a job they are qualified to perform. When competing for a high paying job, details matter. These workshops are designed to give participants an advantage. 2018-2019 Workshops include (tentatively):
- Soft Skills
- Resume Formatting
- Professional Communication
SUMMER MATH CAMPS
With 85.08% of the local public school students who live in poverty testing below acceptable levels of Math, KANSEL partnered with local school leaders to develop an intervention.
New in 2018, Middle School Math Camps for incoming 6th and 7th graders. Campers will experience a hands on, real world learning opportunity based on modern and popular games.
Students will apply traditional mathematical instruction to practical problem solving that includes building, budgeting, engineering projects and solving for variables, all while playing sports, singing, dancing, launching, slinging and much more!
WEEKEND YOUTH PROGRAMS
Learning is not seasonal. Opportunities to strengthen our youths ability to be college and career ready should not be limited to summer. Partnering with other local organizations and schools, KANSEL will provide additional opportunities for youth to learn new work skills and talents. This could include Scouting programs, Day Camps, Family Game Nights and much more.
Creating an outdoor learning experience will provide youth located at the urban core an opportunity to learn about sustainability, self-reliance, healthy choices, care for others and the symbiotic relationship we have with our community and natural resources. Our outdoor learning environment will include:
- Beehive Program
- Community Garden
- GaGa Ball Pit
- Art Centers
- Outdoor Classroom