Day Reporting Center
Home of the Cougar
|1673 Terre Colony Court, Dallas, TX 75241|
|Phone 214-689-5523 • Fax 214-637-6779|
|Mary Miller, Campus Administrator, Principal||214-689-5523|
|Savannah Carrillo, Counseling Analyst||214-689-5526|
|Gerald Chiles, JDO Supervisor||214-689-5524|
DRC is one of five (5) campuses that make up the Dallas County Juvenile Justice Charter Schools located at 1673 Terre Colony Court in Dallas, TX. DRC’s goal is to provide structured supervised programs that assist youths toward achievement and accomplishment that will prepare them to become productive members of the community. The campus serves as an alternative to juvenile detention. The campus provides court involved youths an intensive, supervised, well structured, and positive educational environment that fosters accountability and encourages and reinforces pro-social behaviors. The program offers youths strategies that will enable them to become more responsible, law abiding and productive citizens while enhancing community safety.
DRC offers educational opportunities through several intervention programs: The Transition Program, GED Program and Credit Recovery Program. Length of stay is 30 plus days. Students referred to one of the DRC programs must follow stringent guidelines to successfully complete the program they are assigned to. DRC have dedicated administrators, teachers, counselors, special programs and support staff who are committed to educating the “whole child”.
DRC offers a GED/High School Equivalency Program (HSEP) to students who are 16 years of age or older and who have been court-ordered or referred by probation officers.
Students receive instruction in the four core areas: Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts and career orientation. Students must complete and pass an entry test. Students are given assistance with GED testing and receiving the GED. Future plans are to add a Business Advisory Board and internships for students as part of the Job Readiness program.
Students who are released from one of the Dallas County residential facilities or one of the Dallas County residential contract service providers may enroll in and attend the DRC’s Transition Program. This program provides a transitional bridge between the residential facility and the student’s home school. Students receive instruction in core subject areas: Math, Science, Social Studies, and English /Language Arts as well as Computer Assisted Instruction. The program also offers ESL and Special Education to students who qualify.
Students also receive instruction in social and life skills. Students who are released in the middle or a six weeks or semester may continue classes offered at the residential facility at DRC to complete a six weeks or semester. This is crucial for students in grades 9-12 to ensure that students receive credit for coursework that impacts graduation requirements. Students may also be court-orders or referred by probation officers with a NOC.
Credit Recovery is an effective and proven way to help students earn middle or high school credits in courses they did not pass the first time around. Students enrolled in the DRC’s Transition program have the opportunity to complete coursework to earn credits in courses they previously failed. These courses are offered through our computer assisted instructional program.
To be a campus where all children can learn and be able to fulfill their dreams and goals.
“Believe and Succeed”