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1 Department of Juvenile Justice Georgia Preparatory Academy

2  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)

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4  The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice is the 181 st 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  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  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  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  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  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  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  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 GEDHigh School DiplomaTransition DiplomaTotal Graduates December May December May December May

13  February 2014  31 DJJ students in the community in college  Lanier TechWest GA Tech  West Central Technical CollegeAtlanta Area Tech  GA Perimeter CollegeCentral 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 TechSouthwest GA Tech  Miller-Motte Technical CollegeWiregrass Tech  Atlanta Technical CollegeAlbany Tech  United Education Institute  Global University

14  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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