In the past few years, a change has occurred in education. The vision of the state of Kansas and Deerfield includes individualized plans of study, industry and post-secondary certifications, and opportunities to get college credit while in high school.
Kansans are demanding higher standards in academic skills, as well as employability and citizenship skills, and the need to move away from a “one-size-fits-all” system that relies exclusively on state assessments. This new vision for education calls for a more student-focused system that provides support and resources for individual success and will require everyone to work together to make it a reality.
A successful Kansas high school graduate has the academic preparation, cognitive preparation, technical skills, employability skills, and civic engagement to be successful in postsecondary education, in the attainment of an industry-recognized certification, or in the workforce, without the need for remediation.
Deerfield high school is proud to recognize the class of 2023 who are all involved in work-based learning or dual credit opportunities in the afternoons this school year. Audrey Musil who completed her early childhood certification last year is working as a para in Deerfield elementary for a couple of hours a day. Ingrid Gardea is using her CNA certification to work for High Plains Retirement Village. Cesar Ramirez, Ryan Musil, and Gael Arzate are all taking carpentry courses in the afternoon at Garden City Community College. Mariah Ortiz and Topher York are taking automotive.