Jackson County Schools
Jackson County is home to three school districts located in the southern, central and northern county areas. Students earn a quality public education while enjoying smaller class sizes. Jackson County also houses a Regional Learning Center for Highland Community College located in Holton. There are also three private pre-school programs, Lollipop Lane Preschool, NEK-Cap Headstart Program, Faith Academy Learning Center.
In addition, all Jackson County school districts participate in the Kaw Area Technical School's consortium. Kaw Area Technical Schoool, located in Topeka, Kansas, (http://www.kats.tec.ks.us) provides career training programs, continuing education classes and day computer classes.
- Jackson Heights - Unified School District #335 (www.jhcobras.net)
North Jackson County
In 2011 Jackson Heights Elementary earned Building-Wide Standard of Excellence honors in all three tested subject areas – math, reading and science. Jackson Heights High/Middle School was recognized for Building-Wide Standard of Excellence in both reading and math.
Jackson Heights High School was nationally recognized as the winner of the 2011 Johnsonville Sausage “Spiritville” Contest. The athletic department was awarded the $10,000 prize.
- Holton - Unified School District #336 (www.holton.k12.ks.us)
In 2010 Central Elementary earned Building-Wide Standard of Excellence honors in Math. Holton Middle School earned Building-Wide Standard of Excellence honors in in all three tested subject areas – math, reading and science. Holton High School earned Building-Wide Standard of Excellence honors in Reading.
Holton High School is home to the Elk Creek Observatory (founded in 2000) – the only school-owned observatory in the world! It is equipped with an RC Optical Systems 20" f/8.1 telescope.
The Banner Crreek Science Center will soon be a significant expansion thereof. The BCSC committee is in the process of raising $ 4.5 million in order to construct a 17,000 square foot facility to house the existing observatory and the new labs and classrooms which will be a part of the new science center. It’s the goal of this all-new replacement center to be an extension of the classroom, providing meaningful learning experiences – for children and adults – that can not be duplicated in a classroom.
Imagination, inspiration and an over-riding respect for nature will be the foundation of this powerful new educational curriculum. Visit www.bannercreek.org today to discover how you help build this new learning center!
- Royal Valley - Unified School District #337 (www.rv337.com)
Hoyt, Mayetta, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
In 2010 Royal Valley Elementary earned Building-Wide Standard of Excellence honors in Math and Reading. Royal Valley Middle School earned Building-Wide Standard of Excellence honors in in Reading. Royal Valley High School earned Building-Wide Standard of Excellence honors in Reading & Math.
• Highland Community College: Holton Regional Center (http://highlandcc.edu/Regional/Holton.php)
Highland Community College began as Highland University in 1858, making it the first college in Kansas. After eight name changes, the college is now in its 150th year of providing higher education opportunities to the people of Northeast Kansas. Approximately 2,700 students are enrolled on the main campus or at our 33 regional locations in our nine county service area. The 33 locations are coordinated by six regional centers. HCC offers Associate degrees in 50 concentration areas and has 15 programs that are technical education degrees.
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105 W. 4th Street
Holton, KS 66436
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