Hutchinson Public Schools 308
Hutchinson Public Schools 308
Hutchinson Public Schools (HPS) is located in south central Kansas about 45 miles northwest of Wichita. HPS is a pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade public school system serving about 4,400 students. HPS resides entirely within the city limits of Hutchinson, a community of about 41,000. GENERAL INFORMATION There are seven elementary schools in the district. At the elementary level students take traditional academic course offerings (math, science, language arts, social studies, etc.) Students also experience art, vocal music, and physical education at all elementary grade levels with instrumental music (band and orchestra) beginning in the 6th grade. An additional school houses pre-k programming, plus an elementary alternate school Hutchinson Middle School is comprised of two attendance centers. One site is for 7th grade students and the other is for 8th. Beginning in the 7th grade, every student begins development of an Individual Plan of Study to guide their progress through high school and beyond. Teachers and counselors help students assess their individual strengths and interests. This information is then used to guide students’ educational plans at the high school and help make them college and career ready. In addition to core coursework, the middle school offers a variety of elective courses including art, technology, drama, physical education, band, vocal, and orchestra. Hutchinson High School has a wide variety of course offerings. In addition to the core subject areas, there are a variety of elective options, including technology, business, industrial technology, physical education, foreign language, music, and family and consumer science. Academically proficient students can take honors courses in the core areas. In 2004, Hutchinson High School became only fourth high school in Kansas to offer the International Baccalaureate Programme (IB). IB has now expanded to include the new Career Related Certificate. Students can also take core courses via the Computer Assisted Instruction lab, which enables students to master curricular standards at their own pace. In addition to about 290 curricular offerings, Hutchinson High has 35 clubs for students to join along with 13 varsity sports. CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION The Career and Technical Education Academy on the campus of Hutchinson High School offers certification programs in business technology, automotive technology, collision and repair technology, welding technology, machine technology, building trades, commercial constructional and health sciences and CISCO networking. In addition to Hutchinson High, students attend from at least 10 other Kansas school districts and Hutchinson Community College. HHS’ working relationship with our local community college is arguably one of the best partnerships in Kansas.
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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
USD 308 does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in employment or in access to or the use of its programs and activities.