The CRC’s educational program is designed to ensure that all residents have an opportunity to improve their educational skills during their stay.  In order to provide educational services to a diverse range of students, we utilize an individualized prescriptive teaching model.  Because of varying intellectual abilities, a remedial basic skills component is the most realistic approach to learning.  In this model, students work at their own level without traditional group interactions.

Upon admission to the CRC, each resident takes placement tests in the areas of language arts, science, social studies and mathematics.  Test results are used to place the student into the appropriate level of instruction.  The student is then given daily assignments to measure individual achievement.  Supplementary texts, various audio-visual aids, or other educational materials are also used to customize each student’s instruction.  Records are maintained in the student’s individual portfolio after the assignments have been successfully completed. Assignments from the student’s home school can be administered on a tutorial basis.  If a resident has a current Individual Education Plan (IEP) that has been set in place by their home school district and is provided to COYC, students will be instructed in accordance with the Plan.

All residents are required to go to school even if they have dropped out, earned a GED, or graduated.   While participating in the educational program, residents will be provided instruction in core subjects including language arts, science, history, and mathematics.  When possible, life skills are integrated into this instruction as well.  Guest speakers for a variety of topics/subjects are secured to supplement COYC’s educational curriculum.  Upon completion of the CRC program, residents should accrue approximately 360 direct educational contact hours that are equivalent to approximately three high school credits.