Education Services Division
Under the authority of the Juvenile Board, the Educational Services Division provides educational programs for expelled students, delinquent youth placed in a county-operated juvenile institution, and students on probation who want to earn their GED. The Juvenile Probation Department is solely responsible for all programs of the Excel Academy Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program (JJAEP), Excel Academy Charter School, and the Education Transition Center (ETC).
Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program (JJAEP): Students attending the Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program have been expelled from one of 22 local school districts for criminal activity or serious misconduct while at school. The JJAEP is funded by Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD), local school districts, state and federal grants.
Excel Academy Charter School: All juveniles placed by the courts in detention and residential facilities are provided educational services under one comprehensive academic program, Excel Academy Charter School, funded by the Texas Education Agency and state and federal grants. The Charter School provides a regular school year program as well as a summer school program to enable students to continuously improve their educational skills. The Excel Academy focuses on student progression in the core academic curriculum, TAKS/STARR remediation, vocational education, and life skills. Thomas Brooks the Executive Director of the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department also serves as the Superintendent of the charter school.
Education Transition Center (ETC): The Education Transition Center opened its doors in October of 2010. The ETC provides GED preparation and testing to youth released from HCJPD institutions and youth placed under field probation supervision. The ETC also provides students community service opportunities and various life skills programs.
TEXAS Education Agency Reports:
2014-2015 Fiscal Year Budget for Excel Academy Charter School
2013-2014 Fiscal Year Budget for Excel Academy Charter School
2012-2013 Fiscal Year Budget for Excel Academy Charter School
End of Year Financial Statement:
End of Year Financial Statement
Juvenile Board/ School Board Member
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