General Description of Functions/Services

The Educational Services Unit provides comprehensive educational programs in both the Prevention and Behavioral Health Services (PBHS) and Juvenile Justice (YRS) facilities. Programming is year round and is appropriate to each child’s age, abilities, developmental stages and placement. It is the responsibility of the Educational Services Unit to provide "Educational Excellence for Every Student, Everyday".

Once a student enters any one of the facilities he/she is enrolled in the school program. Like all Delaware schools, attendance is required and recorded, grades (credits) are earned and report cards are administered. School programs are typically full day and comparable to a public school schedule. Teachers are certified by Delaware’s Department of Education. Special education and Title I programs are provided as needed and in accordance with state and federal regulations.

All of the school programs provided through DSCYF are year round and seek to provide optimal educational benefit while the youth is in placement.

Contact Information: Educational Services Unit