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The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) is the 181st school system in the state of Georgia. Georgia Preparatory Academy (GPA) is the school located within the DJJ school system. There are 28 Georgia Preparatory Academy schools across the state of Georgia. Georgia Preparatory Academy is accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Correctional Education Association (CAE). All teachers, principals and guidance counselors hold certificates from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.

All standardized tests administered by the state of Georgia in public schools are administered in the DJJ school system. For high school students, these include the End of Course Tests (EOCT), Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) and the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT). The Criterion Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) and the Middle Grades Writing Test (MGWT) are also given to middle school students.

Students are able to earn Carnegie units for high school courses completed. These credits can transfer back to the student’s home school. If a student is enrolled in a DJJ school long enough to complete all credit requirements, he or she can earn a high school diploma. An Adult Education Program is offered in GPA schools in long-term Youth Development Campuses. Students can take GED study classes and earn a GED while enrolled in Georgia Preparatory Academy.

The schools within the DJJ are under the leadership of the Commissioner who serves as the Superintendent of Schools for the school district. The DJJ Board serves as the Board of Education. The schools meet the requirements of the law for public schools and the rules and regulations of the State Board of Education. The special school district under the Department has the powers, privileges, and authority exercised or capable of exercise by any other school district. (See O. C. G. A. 49-4A-12). The Office of Education administers the school system. The office is headed by the Associate Superintendent.

   
 

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