Solano Co. Juvenile Detention Inmates Earn High School Diplomas

From the Solano County Office of Education: The Solano County Office of Education (SCOE) proudly announces students from the Solano County Juvenile Detention Facility (JDF) School will receive their high school diploma at a Graduation Ceremony on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. The JDF School, operated by SCOE, serves minors that have been remanded to the Solano County Juvenile Probation Department’s Juvenile Detention Center. “Our students demonstrate their resiliency daily while prevailing above their current circumstances. They are receiving a valuable education, through our SCOE programs, that will make a difference in their lives and help them become contributing members to our community,” says Solano County Superintendent of Schools Lisette Estrella-Henderson.

Students at JDF receive a rigorous course of study that provides an opportunity for them to earn course credit toward meeting their home district’s graduation requirements. Students receiving their high school diploma on June 5th have completed all graduation requirements outlined by the California Department of Education. After graduation, students can enroll in Solano Community College courses online and earn units toward an associate degree or complete general education requirements before transferring to a four-year college. Students at JDF also receive career technical education instruction and earn Work-Ready Certification which prepares them as they seek employment by developing the skills local businesses consider essential when hiring.

Superintendent Estrella-Henderson also remarked, “We value our strong partnership with Solano County Probation whose support is essential in providing educational programs at JDF. Together we are working to offer our students career and college readiness options with the goal of preparing them for the world of work and other post-secondary options.”

For more information regarding the graduation ceremony, contact Gricelda Rodriguez at 707-399-4840 or grodriguez@solanocoe.net.

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