HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Hutchinson USD 308 School Board approved Lincoln Elementary School’s application to be an Apollo II redesign school in 2020-21 and Graber Elementary’s planning year to become an Apollo III redesign school in 2021-22.
Lincoln has spent 2019-20 planning for the process and will join Hutchinson Magnet School at Allen and Wiley Elementary School as Apollo redesign schools in the district. The approval came during Monday’s regular meeting.
The project requires schools to remodel their academic programs to create successful high school students. Schools chosen for the state’s redesign program spend one year planning what changes to carry out. They then apply the changes the following year.
The Kansans Can Project was initially announced in 2017 after the Kansas Department of Education got feedback that the community wanted more focus on the nonacademic skills of students.