Secure Care Youth
Youth housed in OJJ secure care facilities attend school on campus for six hours a day, 12 months a year. Services include:
- Regular and special education
- Vocational education
- Adult education preparation
- Post-secondary opportunities
|TABE (test of adult basic education)||All youth||administered at intake and at regular intervals (pre/post test before release)|
|iLEAP||5th,6th,7th||administered each year -- spring|
|LEAP||4th, 8th||administered each year -- spring & summer (retest)|
|GEE||10th,11th||administered each year -- spring & summer (retesters only). GEE tests are being phased out|
|EOC (end of course)||9th - 12th||administered each year (EOC is replacing GEE tests)|
|Explore||8th, 9th||administered each year – spring|
|Plan||10th||administered each year – spring|
|ACT||11th||administered each year – spring|
|PARCC||5th - 8th||administered each year -- spring (math & english)|
OJJ currently has an education enrollment of approximately 300 students in secure care.
This alternative setting provides educational programs at various levels:
- High School Equivalency
- Carnegie Units (high school diploma)
- Vocational Instruction
Special education services are provided to youth according to their individual education plan (IEP). Special School Programs (SSP) provides services that meet the need of these students in collaboration with regular education teachers.
Currently there are 6 vocational program offerings between the three secure care sites.
Swanson Center for Youth (SCY):
Bridge City Center for Youth (BCCY):
- Culinary Arts
- Automotive/Small Engines
- C-Tech (fiber optics and wiring)
Four vocational trade programs offer youth an opportunity to earn National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) accreditation, which takes from 6-24 months to complete.
English Language Arts instruction at Bridge City Center for Youth.