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Jun 29

Detention Field Day Celebrates School Achievements

Posted on June 29, 2017 at 9:48 AM by Communications Department

The Newport News Juvenile Secure Detention and the Detention School staff work together to ensure that the residents in detention are presented the same level of outstanding educational opportunities while living there as when they return to their assigned home school. Juv services staff_SCUnder the leadership of Principal John Day, his staff of education professionals work hard to ensure that “No kid in Detention is ever left behind.”

As the 2016-2017 school year ended, Dawn Barber, Director of Juvenile Services, thanked the school staff and congratulated the residents for their achievements. During this school year:
  • One resident earned all the credits needed to “graduate” and his presiding Judge allowed him the opportunity to “walk” with Warwick’s Senior Class; 
  • Three residents earned their high school diplomas from their home school; 
  • Four residents earned their General Equivalency Diplomas (GED); 
  • Overall, 46 Standards of Learning (SOL) subject areas were passed;  
  • And, 26 residents passed their SOL tests. 
To celebrate and recognize the residents for anotherJuv serv activities_SC successful school year, the Detention and School staffs hosted the Third Annual Secure Detention Field Day. Residents, staff and teachers participated in a day filled with games and activities.

The NNJDS Education Program is located within the Newport News Juvenile Detention Center (NNJDC), a secure facility. The NNJDC houses both male and female students ages 10-17, who have been detained by law enforcement and/or by a court order from a judge. All students enrolled in the NNJDS Education Program are enrolled in Newport News Public Schools and are expected to attend classes regularly. They are graded on their work and participation in all classes. Once the student is discharged from the NNJDC, they are withdrawn from the program and their grades are transferred back to their home school.