The Lakes Virtual Learning Center

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Paul Schmidt
Site Coordinator
Welcome to The Lakes Virtual Learning Center, serving students in Osage and Franklin County.   The Lakes is a flexible education program for grades 9-12 and adult students to earn their high school diploma.  Students can complete their high school graduation requirements via an online curriculum. Laptops are available for a nominal technology support fee per semester.
The Lakes is a fully accredited virtual program that provides flexibility of access along with face-to-face support of an onsite instructor.  Regardless of how many credits you have earned we can offer a program to meet your needs and schedule to earn a high school diploma.
Many reasons exist why people have been discouraged or prevented from completing high school in the traditional way.  It’s important to realize, however, that adults with a high school diploma earn an average of $11,000 more per year than adults who haven’t finished high school (U.S. Census Bureau).
If you are an adult who has not completed your high school diploma, The Lakes Virtual Learning Center can provide the high-quality curriculum, professional support, and resources you need to make your dream of earning a diploma a reality.
For High School Students under the age of 19, some students thrive working at their own pace outside of the traditional school setting.  For others, life situations make flexibility necessary as they continue their pursuit of a high school diploma.
The Lakes Virtual Learning Center allows students the opportunity to tailor their coursework to their needs through a partnership with their local school district.
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Districts Served
Central Heights USD 288
Osage City USD 420
Lyndon USD 421
Santa Fe Trail USD 434
Burlingame USD 454
Marais des Cygnes USD 456
Central Heights
3521 Ellis Road, Room 108
Richmond, KS 66080
Osage City USD 420 High School Library Media R
515 Ellinwood Street
Osage City, KS 66523
Osage County Help House
131 S. 15th Street
Lyndon, KS 66451
Santa Fe Trail USD 434 District Office
104 Burlingame Street
Scranton, KS 66537
Marais des Cygnes USD 456
e2020 Annex Room
508 N. Main
Melvern, KS 66510
Central Heights
9:00am – 3:oopm
Osage County Help House
9:00am – 3:oopm
Osage City High School
9:00am – 3:00pm
Santa Fe Trail District Office
9:00am – 4:00pm
Marais des Cygnes Valley
9:00am – 3:00pm