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Learning Center

The Valley Center Learning Center believes that success
is directly link
ed to supportive relationships.
Our approach to learning incorporates real life skills
and reaches out to other role models/mentors
in the community to help students be successful
in life and earn their high 
school diploma. 

We accept adult students from both in
 and out-of-district. 

Our students under 18 must live in the USD 262 school district 
and be referred by the high school administration. 

EVERY student who plans to attend the Learning Center whether a new student or a returning student MUST fill out this enrollment form.  This lets us know your intent and gives us the contact information for you so that we can let you know the next step.


Welcome  to The Learning Center 

On behalf of The Learning Center staff, we welcome new and returning students to The Learning Center. The Learning Center is a program designed for both 9th-12th grade students who have received prior approval from the Valley Center High School to attend, as well as adult students who wish to work toward completing the requirements for graduation and earn their Valley Center High School Diploma.

We continually celebrate growth and personal learning at the Learning Center!  In addition to the academic learning provided virtually through online software, we also seek to provide deep personal connections and a family atmosphere.  Students who choose to attend on campus experience additional opportunities such as the ability to participate in a culinary class, design personal art work, enjoy participation in town hall meetings, and participate in field trip opportunities. We also provide support for the social and emotional well-being of our students through programs such as our “Overcoming the Odds Summit,” parenting classes, and counseling opportunities.  To support students with small children, a special area is available to provide a safe, quiet space to accommodate playtime, feedings, diapering, and other essentials for babies while allowing parents to continue their learning.

The Learning Center invites all adult students (20-years of age or older and who are beyond their fifth year graduating cohort) to enroll and work towards completing credits for graduation. The Learning Center’s certified teachers understand and support the returning adult student, realizing the motivation, desire, and dedication these students have for returning to school in search of a High School Diploma. The enrollment form can be found on our school webpage at http://www.usd262.net/schools/learning_center. 
As mentioned above, 9th-12th grade students must obtain approval from the Valley Center High School prior to completion of the enrollment form. 
All 9-12th grade students must reside within the Valley Center School District.

The Valley Center High School enrollment fee schedule applies to all 9-12th grade Learning Center students.  For those qualifying for free and reduced income guidelines, the reduced fee is $42 and free is $0.  An application for free and reduced may be printed from the USD262.net website or picked up from the Valley Center District Office.  Completed applications should be dropped off or mailed to the district office: 143 S. Meridian, Valley Center, KS 67147

Adult students are required to complete the Learning Center enrollment form, submit transcripts from former attendance centers, and work with TLC staff to design an individual plan of study leading to a high school diploma.  There is no enrollment fee for adult students as long as a MINIMUM of one full credit (2 courses) is completed between the beginning of the school year and June 30th.   Failure to complete one full credit will result in a re-enrollment fee of $100 for the following year.

Jeff, Shawnna and I are looking forward to your NEW BEGINNING at VC's TLC-Hornet Country!  Please contact us at 316-755-7080.

Kent Hipp
Director of The USD 262 Valley Center Learning Center

The Learning Center Enrollment Form

Meet Our T

Picture of Kent Hipp Jeff Tracy Shawna Driscoll
Kent Hipp, Principal and Director
Jeff Tracy
Teacher and Coordinator,  
and Shawnna Driscoll, Administrative Assistant and In
structional Aide 
take the time to help students figure out "how they learn" best.  

For more information come see us at:

426 S. Meridian, Valley Center, KS 67147
 Right next to Valley Center True Value Hardware

 Call us at 316.755.7080
Our fax number is 316.755.7081

Kent Hipp at [email protected]
Jeff Tracy at [email protected]t
Shawnna Driscoll at shawnna.driscoll@usd262.net

Learning Center hours
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Thursday   8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon



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