Alternative Education Programs
The term 'alternative education’ in its broadest sense covers all educational activities that fall outside the traditional K-12 school system (including home schooling, GED preparation programs, special programs for gifted children, charter schools, etc.), although the term is often used to describe programs serving vulnerable youth who are no longer in traditional schools. Alternative pathways to educational success are needed at every step of the way, ranging from essential early intervention and prevention strategies in the early years, to a multiplicity of high-quality alternative options within mainstream K-12 systems at the middle and high school levels, and finally to opportunities outside of the mainstream for those who have been unable to learn and thrive in the general education system.
Broward County Juvenile Justice Teacher of the Year.
Mr. Akil Jabari Nominated for Department of Juvenile Justice Teacher of the Year
Congratulation to Mr. Jabari Ali for his nomination to represent Florida as the Department of Juvenile Justice Teacher of the Year!
Mr. Jabari Akil, is a Social Science Educator and an Equity Liaison in the Equity and Diversity Department. He is assigned to serve the students at the Broward Regional Juvenile Justice Detention Center. These are the facts. The reality is so much more. Mr. Akil is passionate about the students he serves, the community they live in and the impact of racism and other societal ills on their young psyches. His attention to the needs of his students has a profound impact on how they view themselves and their ability to handle challenges as they exit the juvenile justice system. According to Mr. Akil, “My classroom is an example of how I create a positive school climate. Learners are excited to come to the classroom in part because it is visually stimulating with artifacts, learning aids and a personalized touch of culture.”
Mr. Akil’s nomination for the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Teacher of the Year is a powerful reflection of the respect of his peers who nominated him for this award and the appreciation of his students for his caring, professionalism and stellar teaching skills. The final selection of the DJJ Teacher of the Year will be held at the Annual Department of Juvenile Justice Drop Out Prevention meeting in November 2020.
DJJ Education Programs
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Responsibility Increases Student Equity (R.I.S.E.)R.I.S.E. is an accelerated course of study that was created to improve the graduation rate, decrease the drop-out rate, and build the social and emotional characteristics of students.For more information, please contact Stacey Campbell, 754-321-1600
LEAPsLeaps is a research-based, practical program that improves behavior, grades, and attendance in K-12 education and juvenile justice environments. Leaps is an online behavioral resource. Leaps include simple and detailed assessment options as well as a large library of social, emotional, and behavioral lesson plans that are correlated to the Common Core Standards. Leaps include resources for all different learning ages, from kindergarten through high school. Learn more here.
Positive Behavior Intervention Supports
The goal of this initiative was to help schools successfully educate all students and especially those with challenging behaviors. Research shows that when a school environment is positive and predictable, students feel safer, have better academic performance, higher test results and make better behavior choices. Schools also show a gain in instructional time, reduction in out of school suspensions and discipline referrals and show a decrease in referrals to Special Education.For more information, please contact Stacey Campbell (754) 321-1600.