Information for youths
Information for parents
Information for schools
Information for communities
Information for Businesses

facebook |

Welcome to the Kansas DropINs Website

During the 2012-2013 school year, 3,257 Kansas students dropped out of school.

That equals approximately nine students a day or one every 3 hours!

Each high school dropout costs the nation approximately $260,000 in lost earnings, taxes and productivity over the course of his or her lifetime.

For the 3,257 dropouts that equals approximately $846 million.

Those dropouts are also more likely than their graduating peers to:

  • Be in prison
  • Get divorced
  • Live in poverty
  • Be unemployed
  • Have poor health
  • Utilize public assistance

We can no longer afford to treat this as a “school problem.” 

Not graduating costs everybody. 

Thank you for dropping IN to be a part of the solution!

School Graduate

Important Announcements

▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪ just released the new Back to School classroom collection for the 2012 school year. You'll find new lessons, interactive games and activities designed to easily integrate into your curriculum. 

read more information...

Kansas recieves 2011 Best Practice Award from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills in recognition of the Kansas Commission on Graduation and Dropout Prevention and Recovery Final Report!  

read more information...

Seven Kansas inmates share how dropping out of high school led to their incarceration. Reasons include: truancy, social promotion, generational dropout, boredom, money, gang membership and recidivism and employability.  

read more information...

The Final Report of the Kansas Commission on Graduation
and Dropout Prevention and Recovery is now available.

read more information...

Click on a Region to See the Alternative Education Opportunities Offered

  Southeast Region Northeast Region Kansas City Region North Central Region Wichita Region South Central Region South Central Region Southwest Region Northwest Region

Region Name     Counties Supported
Kansas City Johnson, Leavenworth and Wyandotte
Northeast Atchison, Brown, Doniphan, Douglas, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Lyon, Marshall, Miami, Nemaha, Osage, Pottawatomie, Shawnee, Waubaunsee
North Central Barton, Clay, Cloud, Dickinson, Ellsworth, Geary, Jewell, Lincoln, Mitchell, Morris, Osborne, Ottawa, Republic, Riley, Russell, Saline, Smith, Washington
Northwest Cheyenne, Decatur, Ellis, Gove, Graham, Logan, Ness, Norton, Phillips, Rawlins, Rooks, Rush, Sheridan, Sherman, Thomas, Trego, Wallace
Southwest Clark, Finney, Ford, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Haskell, Hamilton, Hodgeman, Kearney, Lane, Meade, Morton, Seward, Scott, Staton, Stevens, Wichita
South Central Barber, Butler, Chase, Comanche, Cowley, Edwards, Harper, Harvey, Kingman, Kiowa, Marion, McPherson, Pawnee, Pratt, Rice, Reno, Stafford, Sumner
Wichita Sedgwick
Southeast Allen, Anderson, Bourbon, Chatauqua, Cherokee, Coffey, Crawford, Elk, Greenwood, Labette, Linn, Montgomery, Neosho, Wilson, Woodson 
Copyright 2010 By Kansas State Department of Education   |  Privacy Statement  |  Terms Of Use  |  System Maintenance Notices