Kansans Can School Redesign Project: Apollo



The Kansans Can School Redesign Project

Nineteen school districts from across the state took part in Apollo I, which was the fourth cohort of the Kansans Can School Redesign Project, the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) announced Tuesday, April 16, 2019.

In February 2019, KSDE began accepting applications for the Apollo I Project and the districts were announced April 16, 2019 during the Kansas State Board of Education meeting.

In support of Kansas’ vision for education, KSDE launched the Kansans Can School Redesign Project in August 2017. Twenty-nine Kansas school districts applied for the project. 

With the April 2019 announcement, 66 districts and about 150 schools are now taking part in the school redesign project.

While this group was interrupted due to COVID 19, 2 schools chose to launch 'on time' in August 2020. Four more schools presented for launch during the Fall 2020 semester. All remaining schools are continuing to work with their Education Serivce Center to be launch ready for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Apollo I Districts

Augusta USD 402

Barber County North
USD 254

Columbus USD 493

Deerfield USD 216

Easton USD 449

Ell-Saline USD 307

Frontenac USD 249

Goodland USD 352

Herington USD 487

Holton USD 336

Hutchinson USD 308

Kaw Valley USD 321

Lawrence USD 497

Northeast USD 246

Oberlin USD 294

USD 343

Uniontown USD 235

Wabaunsee USD 329

Washington County Schools
USD 108


School Redesign Documents

DownloadFact Sheet: Kansans Can Personalized LearningFact Sheet: Personalized learning places the whole child at the center of instruction. It is informed by strong relationships between educators/ students/ family members/ community relationships to provide equity and choice in time, place, path and demo
DownloadKansans Can Personalize Learning: Research Base 
DownloadPlan Year Timeline What to ExpectInfographic timeline for the phases of the project year.
DownloadPersonalized Learning Infographic Infographic
DownloadRedesign Launch Readiness RubricThis is the rubric that was revised and utilized for our final Apollo III cohort. It is the most comprehensive and best represents what we want schools to get out of the Redesign Plan Year.
DownloadLaunch Year Project TimelineInfographic timeline.
DownloadAscent Year Timeline Infographic explaining what to expect during the ascent year as a redesign school.
DownloadRedesign Success RubricThis rubric is a self-assessment for Redesign schools that can be used to evaluate their current performance level as measured against the six Redesign Competencies.
DownloadRedesign Strategy ReportThis document is meant to help schools have objective conversations about the strategies that they have tested and/or want to test. Directions for use are on page 3.
DownloadRedesign Leadership Competencies 
DownloadRedesign School Coaching Support Plan This project plan outlines the support for Redesign Schools for the 2020-2021 school year.
DownloadRedesign Mentoring Program: Project Plan  
DownloadLift Off: How Kansas is Redesigning its Schools for TomorrowKSDE Report from March 2020
DownloadKansans Can School Redesign Project Technical Assistance for Redesign SchoolsKansans Can School Redesign Project Technical Assistance for Redesign Schools
DownloadRedesign Reunion Tour Summary (Summer 2021)At the end of the 2020-2021 school year, Mercury and Gemini I schools were visited to reflect on successes and challenges of the last year, and the role Redesign played in navigating those. This is a summary of their feedback.
DownloadKansans Can School Redesign BookletKansans Can School Redesign Booklet
DownloadKansan Can School Redesign Districts InfographicMap of all the participating USDs and a list of all the schools participating in the Kansans Can School Redesign Project.
DownloadRedesign Communication PlanThis document is meant to help you and your team draft a comprehensive communication plan for your school improvement work.
DownloadRedesign Business & Community Action PlanThis document is meant to help your team consider your opportunities to collaborate with business and community sponsors in your area.


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