Thursday, April 23, 2020

Johnson County Fairgrounds–136 E Washington St, Gardner, KS 66030


MPE’s Exchange City program allows students ages 10 and over, who are in grades 5 through 12, to attend one year or multiple years as a student while assuming leadership roles as they progress. There are six different levels. Each student must complete a notebook to be submitted to the Exchange City coordinators. Attendance at a preparation day to be held one to three weeks before the event on April 23, 2020.


Parental involvement is essential. Thirteen parents must commit to helping at both Prep Day and Exchange City Day. (There may be an evening of training for new volunteers.) Additional parents will be needed to help on prep day only. Parents who are able to work both Prep Day and Exchange City Day will be considered first. Please note that childcare will not be provided.


The Exchange City experience not only helps students learn economics but also reinforces language arts, social studies, and math concepts. Students will participate in activities designed to strengthen resume-writing and interviewing skills. This unit study will take approximately four weeks. Workbooks will be available on the website in late January or early February and will contain more extensive information. Parents will mark students’ errors, review the activities with the child, be sure the child shows corrections, and recheck the completed work before sending the drafts and final copies to the coordinator.


Exchange City no longer has a physical location. MPE’s group will meet at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Gardner, Kansas, for the day at Exchange City.


Printable registration forms will be available starting November 18 on the following website: Complete the application form and mail it with the non-refundable fee of $17 (current MPE members) or $21 (non-MPE members). 


Deadline: March 20, 2020


Questions? Special needs? Email Mrs. Allison at info@midwesthomeschoolers [dot] org. There is space for approximately 100 students. Applicants will be accepted in the order their registrations are received. Please register soon to avoid disappointment.  Please note that Exchange City no longer has a physical location. The coordinators will contact Exchange City youth and adult veterans for creative ideas to enhance the Exchange City experience.



  1. Tabitha Telken
      May 8, 2019 at 1:03 PM

    When will the registration open for the 2019/2020 school year?

    1.   May 28, 2019 at 11:23 AM

      Thanks for your interest, Tabitha! We don’t know yet when it will open in 2020. This year registration opened on Nov. 15, 2018, so I would recommend checking our website for updates around November 2019.


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