Welcome to The Learning Center of Ellis County

We invite you to experience our computer-based curriculum tailored to meet individual needs for successful diploma completion. Our association with Hays High School, a fully accredited high school, is designed to facilitate the self-paced student with courses that meet state and national educational standards. We offer both online and onsite courses for the student seeking a positive alternative school experience. We'd like to help you help yourself by earning a high school diploma. Click on the programs link to view our full line of services.



The Learning Center (TLC), a program of Hays USD 489, is an alternative / virtual high school diploma program located in Hays, Kansas. The Learning Center provides standardized courses through a computer-based curriculum allowing anyone who has dropped out of high school the opportunity to earn a high school diploma. Our self-paced curriculum strives to provide maximum opportunity for its students.

Students may work in our computer lab where face-to-face instruction and assistance is provided. They may also select to complete course-work online at home. Our online curriculum provides a valuable opportunity for those living outside the Hays area. A person can work, have a family, and still finish high school with TLC’s flexible hours. For more information about The Learning Center and the services we offer, click on 'About' above.



The Learning Center

is open 56 hours a week:


8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Adults in the Hays community who wish to learn English as a second language can take courses with our certified ESL instructor. These classes are held during the day and evenings, Monday through Friday.

For more information about our course offerings and programs, please click the programs link above.