5225 Corrections and Rehabilitation
4520 - JUVENILE ACADEMIC AND CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION
The Education Services Branch of the Division of Juvenile Justice operates as a local education agency known as the California Education Authority. Its mission is to empower each student to become a civil, responsible, employable and knowledgeable lifelong learner. A key goal for education is to prepare students for successful transition to the community upon release.
Education programs for juveniles include core academic and career/technical preparation high school courses, general education development preparation, basic skills enhancement, and college preparation. All students must meet the California Common Core State Standards, earn the appropriate amount of course credits, and pass the California High School Exit Examination in order to graduate. Supplemental services include special education, English learner services, basic skills enhancement, library services, character development courses, and high school credit work experience.