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Contact Information

Brooks Trade Center

1500 N. Boyd Street

Newton, KS 67114

(located in the north parking lot behind NHS)

(316) 284-6280


Railer Academy is open during normal school hours (8:00 - 3:10 PM)

Railer Virtual Program students may come during school hours by making an appointment with the instructor

Railer Academy and Virtual Program

Welcome to Railer Academy and Railer Virtual Program. Both programs are designed to provide additional educational opportunities for students at Newton High School. Each program is unique in how it operates and offers choices for students to succeed based on their learning style and preferences.

Railer Academy is located in Brooks Trade Center on the north side of the campus. Students enrolled in Railer Academy come to school each day and choose how their schedule is delivered between the two buildings - Newton High School and Railer Academy. For example, a student may come to the Academy for one block to recover a credit or he/she may come for two or more blocks for credit recovery. Other students may come to the Academy for a determined about of time to gain original credit for a course. Students transition between Newton High School and Railer Academy throughout the day and build a schedule that meets their on-campus needs.

The Railer Virtual Program (RVP) is a flexible, virtual learning option for USD 373 Newton District 7th through 12th-grade students. Students who wish to take advantage of this option should talk with their counselor to begin the enrollment process listed below:

  1. Students contact their counselor to see if a Railer Virtual course can help them accomplish their academic goals.
  2. The counselor contacts the student and parent to schedule an orientation meeting with the student's administrator, the Railer Virtual Program (RVP) administrator, and the RVP instructor.
  3. The RVP instructor conducts the orientation meeting with the parent, student, counselor, administrator (if needed) and the program director to establish course expectations and determine the best plan for the student.
  4. Parents review information about the school on the website.
  5. Parents request and receive an enrollment packet from the office by contacting their counselor. (A packet may be picked up in person at the office or mailed to a family’s address upon request)
  6. The parents and students should read the information in the Railer Virtual Program Student Handbook paying particular attention to the following items:
  • The Railer Virtual Program Student Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) will need to be signed and agreed to by student and parent.
  • The Railer Virtual Program Orientation Checklist
  • Attendance Requirements for RVP Student
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