Juvenile Court School Program

Bird sculpture

An art installation hangs above the entrance to the Sacramento County Youth Detention Facility, home to El Centro Jr./Sr. High School.

Students incarcerated in the Sacramento County Youth Detention Facility (Juvenile Hall) receive academic, technical, and elective instruction from Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) teachers.

El Centro Jr./Sr. High School

El Centro Jr./Sr. High School, which is located inside the Sacramento County Youth Detention Facility, aims to provide each student with the educational support needed to transition back to a comprehensive high school or alternative school setting—or to earn their diploma and continue to a vocational training program or community college.

SCOE transition specialists help students develop individual “Success Plans” that ensure they receive ongoing support that positions them for success upon their release. El Centro also offers the SOAR College Program, which gives students the opportunity to enroll in online community college classes. The transition specialists help students enroll and engage in courses, providing classroom space for their online studies.

SCOE operates El Centro Jr./Sr. High School with support and supervision from the Sacramento County Probation Department.

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