Dallas County Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program
The DCJJAEP serves students who have been expelled from their home school campus or who have been placed in the program by a juvenile court judge. The length of enrollment depends upon the sending school district & the type of referral.
Grades 4-12 attend the DCJJAEP. Texas Juvenile Probation Commission standards require that at least the 4 courses of English / Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science are taught in all grades. Teaching the basic 4 core courses provides students the opportunity to strengthen their educational foundation while in the program. Students can earn credits toward high school graduation or pass courses for grade promotion. Physical Education and Social Life Skills courses are taught as non-credited courses. The Social Life Skills course teaches students valuable lessons on behavior modification, dealing with life experiences, employment related topics, money matters, health/hygiene, drugs/alcohol, as well as dating and relationships.
The DCJJAEP also offers GED preparation courses for students who need an alternative outside of regular course work. While in the program, each student is assigned a Case Worker who will assist him/her in counseling, and educational goals, etc. In addition to the basic curriculum, students have an opportunity to participate in Student Council, become a peer tutor, or an office aid to administrative staff.
The hours of operation for the DCJJAEP are: 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. - Monday through Friday.