All Star High School Program

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2022 Kansas All Star High Schools

Burlingame High School   Lyndon High School   Royal Valley High School
Cedar Vale High School   Macksville High School   Satanta High School
Cimarron High School    Maize High School   Scott Community High School
Circle High School   Maize South High School   Shawnee Mission South High School
Clifton-Clyde High School   Marais des Cygnes Valley High School   Shawnee Mission West High School
Deerfield High School    Marysville Jr/Sr High School   Silver Lake Jr/Sr High School
Dodge City High School    McPherson High School   St. Marys Junior Senior High School
Doniphan West High School   Moscow High School   Sumner Academy of Arts and Science
Ellinwood High School   Mulvane High School   Syracuse High School
Erie High School   Neodesha High School   Topeka High School
Garden City High School   Newton High School   Ulysses High School 
Halstead High School   Norwich High School   Victoria High School
Hiawatha High School   Olathe East High School   Washburn Rural High School
Hoisington High School   Olathe North High School   Washington High School
Hoxie High School   Olathe West High School   Wichita Heights High School
Hugoton High School   Osborne Jr/Sr High School   Wichita High School EAST
Kinsley Junior Senior High School    Quinter High School   Wichita High School South
Kiowa County High School   Rossville Jr/Sr High School   Wichita High School West

2022 All Star High School Map 

Becoming an All Star High School is EASY!

1. Host an Apply Kansas Event

Register as an Apply Kansas School

Host your Application Event

2. Submit your Apply Kansas Summary Data (due annually Mid November)

3. Sponsor or collaborate on a FAFSA Completion Event (Anytime between Oct-Feb)

Plan an event where students & parents can start on the FAFSA application together

Event should provide support to answer specific, confidential questions for families. Financial Aid officers and Admissions representatives from local institutions are often good resources and willing to come help.

FAFSA events can be held at the high school, but can also be held at higher education institutions or other community locations if you are joining together with other high schools.

Be aware of shift work, first generation, undocumented students and other underserved populations. Try to create an event at times and in locations that meets the needs of your underserved community members.

If you host a FAFSA event in the fall, consider doing something again in Jan-Feb. Many students who would benefit most from the FAFSA aren't always ready to apply in the fall. Follow up encouragement and support in the new year might be just what some students need to finalize those postsecondary plans

4. Host a College Signing/Senior Signing Day Event (around May 1)

This event should celebrate the decisions and different pathways for your seniors.

It can be as big or small as you want to make it. (Some schools make it actual signing event for all seniors and invite different colleges, and some incorporate announcing the plans of all seniors into their Honors and Awards ceremony. Creating a bulletin board, banner, poster activity, t-shirt day are all some of the many great ways you can celebrate your seniors' plans) See the link in the resources below.

Whatever you plan, consider how it will look for students planning to go to work or other placements. If you are announcing college placements, how will you announce the job placements? If you do a t-shirt day, will all students be able to participate? You might have to get creative with some of the non-traditional pathways. 

Consider if you can share these pathways with your underclassmen. Can you hang the banner or bulletin board for the school community to see? Are underclassmen invited to your award ceremony. By celebrating every senior, you give all of your students an opportunity to consider a post-secondary path outside of what they already know. 

5. Complete the All Star Survey (in April) from Tara Lebar to describe your three events.


Financial Aid Resources

Hosting a FAFSA Event Webinar

College Signing Day National Resource Website

Google Doc with College Signing Day Photos & Ideas (add your ideas to share here!)


Each All Star High School will receive a certificate and vinyl banner to display at school (photo 1). Each year after that, award winning schools will receive a certificate and star sticker to add to their banner, indicating multiple award winning years (photo 2).

Year #1:

Banner year 1

Year #2-5:

 Banner year 2


For more information:

Tara Lebar, Associate Director, Academic Affairs

Apply Kansas State Coordinator

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