When youth is placed into detention or placement settings, the youth will be enrolled in Passages Academy shortly after being admitted to a detention center. Prior to attending class, the youth will participate in an orientation. The orientation period gives staff an opportunity to review your child's transcript with him or her and together, they will begin planning for his or her education services and transition to a community school after release.
We provide individualized services for students with disabilities. Upon enrollment, we review the youth's IEP and create a Special Education Plan (SEP). The SEP outlines the program and services the youth will receive at the site where he or she is attending school. We have small classes, paraprofessionals, licensed special education teachers, and collaborative teaching to help your child meet his or her academic goals. We also provide counseling to students whose IEP mandates such services.
We have teachers who service students who have been designated as English Language Learners. ESL certified teachers work with students who require extra language support and services inside the classrooms, along with individual pullout sessions depending on the level of need. The goal is to maintain continuity for English Language Learners by keeping them in classes with their peers, rather than isolating them in ESL only classes. Our ESL certified teachers collaborate closely with all subject content area teachers to identify and support the needs of English Language Learners.