Kansas Advanced Teacher Academy (KATA)
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can participate?
Q: What are the age requirements?
A: High school students who will be in grades 10-12 as of Fall 2019.
Q: What is the cost?
A: The cost for 2019 is $550.00.
Q: Are scholarships available?
A: We are sorry, not at this time. We would be interested in discussing scholarship opportunities with interested donors.
Q: How did you determine the rates for this event?
A: Rates are set based on the actual costs of conducting this event, including food, lodging, learning activities, promotion and many other ancillary items.
Q: What is included with the registration fee?
A: Your registration fee includes five nights lodging, Sunday evening meal, three meals each day on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and two meals on Friday. Also included are all on campus activities, admission to off campus sites, admission to evening activities, an event t-shirt, and other event items. You may wish to bring money for vending machines (the cafeteria has limited hours) and souvenirs.
How can we get around campus?
Q: How much walking is involved?
A: We will be walking from the dorm to various locations around campus. Bring your walking shoes!
Q: Where do we park?
A: Parking on campus can be difficult, so you should plan on parking your car for the entire length of the program. Parking permits are $5.00 per day and can be obtained at www.ksu.edu/parking
Disability and Accessibility
Q: What special accommodations can be made for me?
A: Please be sure to indicate any special requests on your registration form. Several minivans will be used to assist with getting participants with accessibility issues to and from their classes. Please be sure to note your mobility issues when asked about any Special Needs during registration.
Q: What time should we arrive? When can we move into the residence hall?
A: Specific details will be sent to all participants several weeks before the event and will include instructions and times for move-in, what to bring, and all the other details involving this experience. Until then, see the schedule for estimated times and activities.
Q: Do the residence hall rooms have refrigerators?
A: No. The residence halls do have vending machines. If you have medicine or other health-related items that need to be refrigerated, please indicate this in the special needs section during registration or notify us in advance of arriving on campus. Special arrangements can easily be made if we receive advance notice.
Q: What do I need to bring?
A: A list of suggested packing items is available below.
Q: I have food allergies. What special precautions are being taken in the cafeteria?
A: KSU Housing and Dining Services operate the cafeteria and are experienced at dealing with food allergies. There will be several food options for every meal, so participants will have a choice of which foods they eat. The cafeteria staff is experienced at avoiding cooking products that are common with allergies. Cafeteria staff will be available at each meal to help you make the appropriate choices.
Q: What is the cancellation policy?
A: If you must cancel your registration, please send a written request to the conference registration office at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 1, to receive a refund less a $50 processing fee. We will be unable to issue any refunds after this date since we will have already incurred a majority of the costs for KATA. Please consider this carefully when registering. Fees will not be canceled for registered participants who do not attend and have not notified our office by the cancellation deadline.
What do I need to bring?
Residence Halls provide a bath towel, hand towel, washcloth, plastic drinking cup, sheets, blankets, pillows, and pillowcase. Extra blankets, pillows, and complimentary soap are available at the residence hall front desk. Wireless Internet access is available in the dorm as well as other places on campus.
- Alarm clock
- Extension cord
- Night light
- Change for the vending machine (for late-night snacks or drinks)
- Sandals/shower shoes
- Toiletries (tooth brush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, brush/comb)
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Rain jacket & umbrella
- Pens & pencils
- Activities (books, games, cards, etc.)
- Bicycle (chain, padlock & bike helmet)