Juvenile Court and Community Schools (JCCS) provide a fully-accredited
educational program for school-age youth who are either wards of the court or have been referred by social services, probation, or one of the 42 school districts in San Diego County. Services are provided to incarcerated youth, pregnant minors, foster youth, expelled teens, and chronically truant youth, students in drug treatment centers and group homes for neglected or abused children, and homeless youth.
JCCS serves about 12,000 students per year with 52 schools that are split between two networks that cover the entire county.
JCCS educators are committed to high expectations, social justice, and equality for all students. They value diversity and strive to eradicate institutionalized racism and discrimination in all forms. Their priority is to raise achievement of all students while eliminating the achievement gap between students of color and white students. They accomplish this through the delivery of culturally and linguistically responsive standards-driven instruction, courageous and advocacy-oriented leadership, and relevant professional development. All JCCS community members stand personally committed and professionally accountable for the achievement of this mission.
The Assessment Measurement and Accountability unit in the JCCS network coordinates testing and analyzes data to support high student achievement.
Because JCCS has been identified for Program Improvement (PI) under No Child Left Behind, JCCS has developed an LEA Plan in consultation with parents, school staff, and others.
As a result of the Valenzuela/CAHSEE Intensive Instruction and Services Program Lawsuit Settlement, some students are eligible for assistance in preparing for the California High School Exit Exam after Grade 12.
JCCS receives 2013–14 Economic Impact Aid Funding.
Some JCCS student may be eligible for Supplemental Educational Services
(SES), per NCLB requirements.