Danny W. Pirtle, Ph.D.
Deputy Director of Education Services
Education Services Administrator
|Parental Involvement Newsletter September 2011 English Español|
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The Dallas County Juvenile Justice Charter Schools (DCJJCS) is an educational institution that provides academic instruction to students in the custody and care of Dallas County. The Dallas County Juvenile Justice Charter Schools opened its doors in July of 2004 and serves predominantly 100% economically disadvantaged, at-risk students from all surrounding Dallas County area school districts. Students in grades 3 through 12 are housed and detained at the following campuses: Dallas County Juvenile Justice 001 Campus (JDC: Juvenile Detention Center, SAU Residential Day Treatment, START: Short Term Adolescent Residential Treatment Program, Marzelle C. Hill Transition Center, and the Medlock Orientation Unit), DRC 002 Campus (Day Reporting Center), Medlock Youth Village 003 Campus, SAU 004 Campus (Substance Abuse Unit), and Letot 005 Campus. Each campus serves a different population of students that are set to meet the unique and specific needs of the students. In addition, each juvenile facility has a different culture defined by components, such as length of stay, gender dynamics of the population, and program goals.
In addition, the charter school also provides academic instruction for curriculum instruction, which is given in the core academic areas of English Language Arts/Reading, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. Also, the elective courses, NovaNet and HSEP services, are provided to ensure that all students receive adequate education to meet their academic needs.
The campuses of the Dallas County Juvenile Justice Charter Schools, through collaboration and collegiality, are committed to establishing and consistently maintaining a standard of excellence in education that provides each youth the opportunity to obtain a quality education in a positive and creative school environment. Student achievement in and outside of the classroom with always be at the forefront of the Dallas County Juvenile Justice Charter Schools’ educational system. Nevertheless, our charter staff continues to establish an effective relationship in a unique learning environment in which our students are able to learn to strive for excellence and inspire to become young scholars.
“To facilitate a systematic and concerned community based approach to restrict at-risk delinquent youth from entering the criminal justice system.”
Our vision for the educational program of the Dallas County Juvenile Justice Charter Schools is to provide a stimulating environment where children will recognize their potential & become productive life-long learners. Students will leave us with:
- Effective Communication Skills
- Problem Solving Abilities
- Increased Self-Esteem as well as Educational Confidence
- Motivation to continue with education and life pursuits
It is the policy of the Dallas County Juvenile Justice Charter Schools (soon to be changed to Academy for Academic Excellence)not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender or handicap in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; amended by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; and Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended. The Dallas County Juvenile Justice Charter Schools will also take steps to ensure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational programs and services.
Es la política de la Escuela Charter de la Justicia Juvenile del Condado de Dallas (DCJJCS) ofrecer oportunides sin discriminar en base a raza, color, religión, sexo, nacionalidad, y discapacidad en sus programas vocacionales o educativos, o en servicios o actividades. El Título VI y el Título VII de La Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, Título IX de las Enmiendas Educativas de 1972, Sección 503 y 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, la Ley de Americanos Discapacitados de 1975, así como las reglas de DCJJCS requieren que no discrimine de esta manera. La Escuela Charter de la Justicia Juvenile del Condado de Dallas tomará pasos necesarios para asegurar que la falta de destrezas en inglés no sea una barrera en la entrada o en la participación en todos los programas y servicios educativos.