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1 Education, Transition, and College Readiness for DJJ Students
Department of Juvenile Justice Georgia Preparatory Academy

2 Education, Transition, and College Readiness for DJJ Students
The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice operates 27 secured campuses and 92 court services offices. Of the 27 secured campuses, 7 are YDC (Youth Development Campuses) and 20 are RYDC (Regional Youth Development Campuses) 650 youth = YDC, Female=47, Male=603 797 youth = RYDC, Female=96, Male=701 1,447 youth incarcerated (1/28/2014)

3 Education, Transition, and College Readiness for DJJ Students

4 Education, Transition, and College Readiness for DJJ Students
The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice is the 181st school system in the state of Georgia Georgia Preparatory Academy High School and Middle School PSC Certified Faculty/Administrators Year Round School DJJ Board/School Board DJJ Commissioner/School Superintendent SACS Accredited CEA Accredited

5 Education, Transition, and College Readiness for DJJ Students
Georgia Preparatory Academy Curriculum Activity Packets (CAPS) Currently Self-Paced Fall 2014 – CAPS phased out in YDCs Fall 2014 – Implementation of CCGPS Carnegie Units Awarded State Mandated Standardized Tests Full Continuum of Special Ed Services

6 Education, Transition, and College Readiness for DJJ Students
Adult Education Program (GED) 16 years old Minimum of 6.0 on D-Level TABE Permission of a guardian (16, 17 years old) GED tests are offered through local technical colleges Tests are offered in the YDCs

7 Education, Transition, and College Readiness for DJJ Students
Graduate Education Program Students have GED or High School Diploma Focus is on Transition and Re-entry GA BEST (Department of Labor) ServSafe (National Restaurant Association) Career Portfolios DEPCO Modules RESPECT Program – Collaboration with Workforce Development Academic/Study Preparation for SAT/ACT

8 Education, Transition, and College Readiness for DJJ Students
Georgia Preparatory Academy Curriculum, Credits, and Testing Curriculum Activity Packets (CAPS) Currently Self-Paced Fall 2014 – CAPS phased out in YDCs Fall 2014 – Implementation of CCGPS Carnegie Units Awarded All State Mandated Standardized tests are administered

9 Education, Transition, and College Readiness for DJJ Students
CTAE (Career, Technical & Agricultural Education) Georgia Preparatory Academy partners with four technical schools to offer CTAE classes South GA Tech, Central GA Tech, Augusta Tech, and Oconee Fall Line Tech Courses offered are: Cosmetology, Collision Repair, Automotive Maintenance, Computer Applications, Horticulture, and Construction Students are dually enrolled and can receive a Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC)

10 Education, Transition, and College Readiness for DJJ Students
School Counselors Assist with College Applications (Four Year, Technical) Administration of SAT and ACT (Spring 2014) Coordinate Career Fair – Spring Semester Academic Advisement DJJ offers financial assistance with college application fees FAFSA (Federal Student Financial Aid) – Start the process, include parental involvement

11 Education, Transition, and College Readiness for DJJ Students
School Counselors Individual Advisement Sessions-Graduation Status Report GCIS (Georgia Career Information System) Participation in Virtual College Fair Classroom Guidance Lessons (College) Preparation for the ASSET/COMPASS test School Counseling Resources: Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014 Book of Majors RYDC – Transition Back to Public School

12 Education, Transition, and College Readiness for DJJ Students
GED High School Diploma Transition Diploma Total Graduates December 2013 78 2 5 85 May 2013 27 15 47 December 2012 25 1 26 May 2012 10 3 13 December 2011 35 24 59 May 2011 34 16 50

13 Education, Transition, and College Readiness for DJJ Students
February 2014 31 DJJ students in the community in college Lanier Tech West GA Tech West Central Technical College Atlanta Area Tech GA Perimeter College Central GA Tech Atlanta Sports Academy Culinary Institute/Food Service Training Ogeechee Technical College at Goodwill Training Center Oconee Fall Line Technical College South GA Tech Savannah Technical College Tuskegee University Dalton State College Chattahoochee Valley Community College Chattahoochee Tech Southwest GA Tech Miller-Motte Technical College Wiregrass Tech Atlanta Technical College Albany Tech United Education Institute Global University

14 Education, Transition, and College Readiness for DJJ Students
Zane Shelfer EdS, LPC Director of CTAE (Career, Technical & Agricultural Education) work work cell Dana Gill EdS Guidance Counselor – Georgia Preparatory Academy – Metro work


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