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Alternative Education

Alternative Education

Alt Ed building

The Alternative Education Program at Dodge City Public Schools is designed to meet the needs of students who are not succeeding in the traditional setting or adult learners seeking a high school diploma.  Students receive a variety of learning opportunities leading to graduation.  While each  Alternative Education Program is different, they share characteristics identified in the research as common to successful alternative schools:

  • Digital Learning Program designed to meet the needs of the individual student.

  • Clearly stated mission and discipline code.

  • Flexible school schedule with community involvement and support.

  • School staff having high expectations for student success.

  • Therapeutic Education with an emphasis on Mental Health.

The Alternative Education Program includes: Dane Hansen Youthville School (grades 4th -12th), S.T.R.I.D.E (Success Through Responsive, Individualized Digital Education), Therapeutic Education Center, Adult Education, Project C.H.O.I.C.E, S.T.P. To promote the education development of each program, the Alternative Education Principal works closely with the Special Education Coop, Area Mental Health, Methodist Youthville, community, staff, and administration of U.S.D. No. 443.


Matt Turner - Principal                                              

200 West Comanche Suite B 

Dodge City, KS 67801

Telephone - (620) 371-1275

Fax - (620) 227-1715   




Brian Hastings - Therapeutic Ed Director

11200 Lariat Way

Dodge City, KS 67801   

Telephone - (620) 225-0276 Ext. 3237  

Fax - (620) 227-1665