Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program (JJAEP) provides the following services for students placed in the program:
Academics and Education Staff: The Denton County JJAEP contracts with the Lewisville Independent School District for educational personnel. Each classroom is led by a certified teacher. Special education services are provided through the Special Education Coordinator. The program ensures that appropriate academic accommodations are provided as directed in the student’s individual education plan. The Denton County JJAEP will provide course instruction in the following subjects. Instruction of these courses may be done through both direct instruction and computer based instruction:
GED - available for students not likely to graduate
Counseling and Group Programs: Students attending the Denton County JJAEP may be required to participate in individual and/or family counseling. The need for counseling will be determined by the program staff or by the students individual education plan.
Daily Operation: Students placed in the Denton County JJAEP attend school daily, Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm. The Denton County JJAEP follows the Lewisville Independent School District academic calendar. The daily program schedule is published in the Student Code of Conduct.
Dress Code: Students are required to conform to the program’s dress code including wearing military fatigues and black combat boots issued by the JJAEP, and a plain white T-shirt (males) or a gray T-shirt (females). See the Student Code of Conduct for additional details.
Drill Instruction: JJAEP students participate daily in Physical Training and Drill Instruction. The drill instructors are certified juvenile supervision officers who have specialized training in providing drill instruction to students.
Entrance and Exit Testing: Students will be tested upon admission and again upon release in the areas of reading and mathematics.
Facility Location: The Denton County JJAEP facility is located adjacent to the Juvenile Probation Department and the Juvenile Detention Center, at 214 S Woodrow Lane, Denton, TX 76205-6304.
Probation Services: Students under probation supervision will receive supervision and services in accordance with the terms and conditions of the student’s probation.
Student Meals: Students attending the Denton County JJAEP will be provided lunch at no cost to the student or student's family.
Transition Services: Staff of the program will provide a transition plan to the student and parent, guardian, or custodian and to the receiving home campus. An exit meeting will be completed prior to the student’s withdrawal from the program.
Additional Programming: The JJAEP will provide additional programming designed to encourage and teach responsible and productive behavior. This programming includes:
rank level system
daily behavioral point system
academic presentations such as poetry, art and coursework projects
weekly and monthly awards such as outstanding student achievement, perfect attendance, outstanding uniform and the Golden Boot award