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Apollo 3

Application Window: March 1, 2021 - May 31, 2021

Schools will be announced at the State Board of Education Meeting on June 8, 2021.


Application Document (word version) (pdf version). Please submit completed applications to Theresa Cote (tcote@ksde.org) no later than May 31, 2021. Questions about the application can be sent to redesign@ksde.org. 

Why should you join Apollo 3? 

  • Redesign empowers the teacher voice by providing the tools and processes needed so all teachers can play an active role in the decision making process. 

    • Specifically, teachers will have the opportunity to innovate and explore ways they can transform their role and practice leading to greater job satisfaction and increased teacher collective efficacy.    

  • Redesign allows you and your stakeholders to collaboratively invest in the work being done so that ownership can be shared and so that initiatives and strategies can be intentionally aligned and supported. 

  • By engaging in the Redesign Plan Year, you will have an opportunity to collaborate with your colleagues, establish your core values, and have time and space to reflect and celebrate successes.

Learn More about Apollo 3

What does it mean to 'redesign'? What must we do to apply? Learn the answers to these questions and more by viewing our 'Apollo 3 Application Kickoff Webinar' from March 1, 2021. 

Email Redesign@ksde.org if you have any questions!


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 
DownloadPersonalized Learning Infographic Infographic
DownloadPlan Year Timeline What to ExpectInfographic timeline for the phases of the project year.
DownloadLaunch Year Project TimelineInfographic timeline.
DownloadAscent Year Timeline Infographic explaining what to expect during the ascent year as a redesign school.
DownloadKansans Can School Redesign BookletKansans Can School Redesign Booklet
DownloadLift Off: How Kansas is Redesigning its Schools for TomorrowKSDE Report from March 2020
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 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  
DownloadKansans Can School Redesign Project Technical Assistance for Redesign SchoolsKansans Can School Redesign Project Technical Assistance for Redesign Schools
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.

Elementary School
Redesign Specialist

Tammy Mitchell
(785) 296-4623

Secondary School
Redesign Specialist

Jay Scott
(785) 296-6818

Redesign Coordinator
Sarah Perryman

(785) 296-1074

Questions about this page contact:

Theresa Cote, CEOE

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