Dear Families,

We have had a great year so far!  The dedication, enthusiasm and expertise of the teachers and staff in this school are recognized and appreciated by the students and the detention center. We have an incredibly talented staff that continues to excel at high levels and work to help adjudicated youth gain the skills necessary to be successful.

The community can be proud of the great things happening at the SCJDCS, and I look forward to sharing with you through updates on this site some of the highlights as we make our way through the remainder school year.

We have had several community members come in and work with our students.  We were excited to have the Garden Club come out once a month and work on projects with the students and look forward to their continued involvement in our program.

We are also able to have staff from the Rock Center for Youth Development come out each week to help students develop life skills.

The educational years help students to form a foundation on which to build a lifetime of learning.  This school program is a place where we will instill a love of learning by providing enriching experiences that will keep our students excited to come to school each day.  I have taught middle school and special education here at the detention center for the past 13 years.  I feel very blessed to be a part of the SCJDCS family, and I look forward to working with all of you as we join together to ensure the continued success of all our students.

“Develop a passion for learning.  If you do, you will never cease to grow”.- Anthony J D’Angelo

“He who opens a school door, closes a prison”.- Victor Hugo