Youth Education

 
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Youth Facilities & Services
Children and Family Services
 
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YRTC-Kearney

YRTC-Kearney operates West Kearney High School, an on-campus junior/senior high school.  The Nebraska Department of Education has accredited the educational program as a special purpose school.  The school operates year round and the youth are enrolled daily. The school program offers:

  • Academic classes
  • Speech Pathology
  • Guidance Counseling for college and career interests
  • ACT Testing
  • Family / Life Skills
  • Art
  • Access to Vocational Rehabilitation/Department of Labor services
  • Media and Technology Areas
  • GED classes/preparation within a regular classroom setting

The school program centers on courses that are required areas for graduation in Nebraska. Youth have the opportunity to earn their high school diploma while at the YRTC.

YRTC-Kearney offers an eight-week summer school program. Each class meets the required number of hours to equal a full semester of regular schoolwork. 

AdvancED has accredited West Kearney High School as an Optional School.

YRTC-Geneva

A key part of the treatment plan at the YRTC-Geneva is the educational program. YRTC-G operates Geneva North High School, an on-campus junior/senior high school. The Nebraska Department of Education has accredited the education program as a special purpose school. The school operates year round and the youth are enrolled daily. The school program offers:

  • Academic classes
  • Title I and Special Education Services
  • GED classes/preparation within a regular classroom setting
  • MAPS testing and Title I tutoring
  • Guidance counseling for college and career interests
  • Access to Vocational Rehabilitation/Department of Labor services
  • Accuplacer testing
  • ACT testing
  • College classes through Southeast Community College, Metro Community College, and other colleges/universities as needed

The school program centers on courses that are required areas for graduation in Nebraska. Youth have the opportunity to earn their high school diploma while at the YRTC.

YRTC-Geneva offers an eight-week summer school program emphasizing elective courses. Each class meets the required number of hours to equal a full semester of regular schoolwork. 

AdvancED has accredited Geneva North High School as an Optional School.

Hastings JCDP

The Nebraska Youth Academy, as a state accredited interim school program, offers youth at HJCDP an opportunity to earn high school credits that transfer back to their home schools. Students at the Nebraska Youth Academy primarily use Apex Learning, a computer program that allows each student to progress at his own level and at his own rate.

Youth also have the opportunity to prepare for college, take some college courses or prepare for their GED while residing at HJCDP.

Each youth's educational needs are assessed to provide the appropriate track for them.

Whitehall PRTF

The Morton School on the Whitehall campus, a state accredited interim school program, offers youth at Whitehall an opportunity to earn high school credits that transfer back to their home schools. Students at the Morton School primarily use Apex Learning, a computer program that allows each student to progress at his own level and at his own rate.

Youth also have the opportunity to prepare for college, take some college courses, or prepare for their GED while residing at Whitehall.

Each youth's educational needs are assessed to provide the appropriate track for them.