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Educational Services

Karen Ramos Karen Ramos
Deputy Director

The Dallas County Juvenile Department Educational Services manages the Dallas County Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program (DCJJAEP) and the Academy for Academic Excellence. Students between the ages of 10 and 17 attend school at one of the five Academy for Academic Excellence campuses or at the DCJJAEP campus. The Dallas County Juvenile Board serves as the school board for the Academy for Academic Excellence.

The purpose of the Dallas County Juvenile Department Educational Services is to ensure that that our students leave school with:

  • A set of moral values — honesty, integrity and good judgment.
  • A complement of basic skills — linguistic, analytical, mathematical, scientific, artistic, physical, and social.
  • An inquiring and discriminating mind and a desire for knowledge.
  • Strong self-esteem and high personal expectation.
  • Tolerance and respect for others.

We value the partnership which exists between school, parents and community and the part it plays in realizing this vision. In addition to traditional educational components, students have access to services from community partners such as Metrocare, Child and Family Guidance Center, North Texas Food Bank, Café Momentum and many others. Our goal is to bring students up to their potential and in doing so there will be a positive change in their thinking as well as their behaviors, which will result in a positive change in their world.

It is the policy of the Academy for Academic Excellence not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender or handicap in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; amended by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; and Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended. The Academy for Academic Excellence will also take steps to ensure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational programs and services.

Es la política de La Academia de Excelencia Academica (AAE) ofrecer oportunidas sin discriminar en base a raza, color, religión, sexo, nacionalidad, y discapacidad en sus programas vocacionales o educativos, o en servicios o actividades. El Título VI y el Título VII de La Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, Título IX de las Enmiendas Educativas de 1972, Sección 503 y 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, la ley de Americanos Discapacitados de 1975, así como las reglas de AAE requieren que no discrimine de esta manera. La Academia de Excelencia Academica (AAE) tomará pasos necesarios para asegurar que la falta de destrezas en inglés no sea una barrera en la entrada o en la participación en todos los programas y servicios educativos.