McPherson Public Schools is excited to announce our district's new endeavor to better serve local students. Beginning in the 2023-24 school year, McPherson Public Schools is offering a virtual program for select 9th-12th grade students.
This program provides a unique, local touch to the virtual school option.
Slots in this program will be limited. Please review the below Frequently Asked Questions to learn more and submit an interest form.
What is the McPherson Virtual program?
The program is provided in partnership with ESSDACK Connect to offer a virtual school experience to select McPherson district residents in grades 9-12. It is designed as an alternative to a traditional in-person high school experience.
What benefits come with the program?
On-site and direct, in-person support are available as needed. Since the program is focused on McPherson district residents, the teaching team is better able to connect in person and directly with the students to provide needed support.
Field trips and other social opportunities will be provided throughout the year.
A parent council will be formed to allow families to have a voice in the day-to-day experience of the school.
Full time students will receive a laptop as a part of the program.
Coursework can be tailored to individual learners needs
Lessons are designed to be very interactive
Scheduling options are flexible to best fit the needs of the learner.
Students are eligible to participate in non-KSHAA
Do students earn a diploma?
Yes, students can earn a USD 418 high school diploma through the program and will have the opportunity to walk with their class, if desired.
Which students are a good fit for the virtual program?
- Are familiar with a virtual school program and have a history of success
- Are medically fragile and unable to attend in person
- Are currently not succeeding with a traditional, in-person setting
Can students compete in activities while enrolled in the virtual program?
How do I submit an interest request to begin the process of consideration for the program?
What happens after I submit my interest form?
Who can I contact with questions?