Originally published in High Plains Journal – February 20, 2019
The Southwest Plains Regional Service Center, based in Sublette, Kansas, was recently recognized as a Transformation Award recipient by Fuel Education, its online computer partner, for giving dropouts and at-risk students an opportunity to earn a high school diploma and expanding access to online courses to hundreds of students across the state.
“We were selected for outside of the box thinking on how we use our software in helping adult learners,” said Community Learning Center Director Bill Losey.
As a practical real-world benefit the SWPRSC, which has locations in Dodge City and Scott City, Kansas, has aided students who work in meat-packing plants among other businesses to get their high school diploma, Losey said. The online program also helps students from schools in which teacher vacancies make it hard for students to complete the requirements for their diploma. The program is available statewide.