- Main Place Youth
- Location: Kingman, Kansas
- Phone: 620-532-2681
- Website: http://www.mainplaceyouth.org/
Kingman is a caring community of 3,000 people. We are 35 miles east of Pratt and 38 miles west of Wichita. Kingman offers a wide variety of services, a large park along the river, numerous churches, a fine school system, and an exceptional library. A wide range of medical services are available including a hospital, EMS, doctors, dentists, and a mental health center. Kingman’s hometown atmosphere helps the girls develop a sense of acceptance and belonging enabling them to use their newly-learned behaviors.
About Therapeutic Boarding Schools in Kansas
Kansas Therapeutic Boarding Schools
Officially, accreditation is optional for private schools in Kansas, although they can become accredited through the Kansas Board of Education. Registration of nonpublic schools is mandatory, although Licensing is not and Approval is optional for schools below high school level. Approval is based on adherence to the criteria set out by the Kansas State Board of Education.
Teacher certification is mandatory at accredited schools, but is optional at non-accredited schools as long as they are “competent instructors”. Instructors at an accredited school must be evaluated in written form once a semester for their first two years. Thereafter, evaluations must take place yearly or once every three years, depending on the length of employment. Accredited private schools are required to teach reading, writing, arithmetic, geography, spelling, grammar, U.S. and Kansas history, civil government and citizenship, health and hygiene and other subjects as determined by the state board.
All students not previously enrolled in a Kansas school must present a valid health assessment prior to beginning school covering proof of basic health and immunizations. If they are exempt based on religious or medical reasons, signed paperwork must be submitted to the school.