Education Program

Chesapeake Juvenile Services Center Education Program provides appropriate educational services to school-aged children and youth residing at Chesapeake Juvenile Services Center. The mission is to provide students with quality instruction through a continuum of educational programs that promote achievement, character, the skills necessary to transition from the program with tools that enhance citizenship and lifelong learning.

The Education Program faculty includes a principal, an administrative assistant, 14 full-time teachers, and a part-time remedial teacher.

About the Education Program

  • Provides educational services to students below the age of 18 residing in the facility with a minimum of 5½ hours a day of instruction
  • Ensures that the educational services provided will allow the student to maintain and/or advance his/her current level of academic functioning and provides a smooth transition back to his/her previous setting
  • Provides a system of ongoing communication, regarding the student's current educational performance, with the student, the parents/guardians, home school and appropriate community agencies
  • Provides a continuum of program alternatives to meet the needs of each student and may include, if appropriate:
    • Instruction and assessment in the Virginia Standards of Learning
    • Basic education skills and remedial instruction
    • Prevocational, vocational, and career education
    • Preparation for high school graduation Preparation for Graduation Equivalency Diploma (GED) examination
    • Special Education Services as directed by Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and 504 Plans
    • English Language Learner Services
  • Complies with the following federal and state regulations:
    • Code of Virginia
    • Regulation Governing Special Education Programs for Children with Disabilities in Virginia, March 27, 2002
    • Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act 2004, Place 108-446
    • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973