Williamson County Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program
The Williamson County Academy
The Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program (J.J.A.E.P.) is an alternative school placement program which operates subject to the approval of the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission. Participants of the J.J.A.E.P. are juveniles who have been court-ordered into the program instead of their usual school campus. The J.J.A.E.P. component is a non-residential program.
The Williamson County Academy operates the Williamson County J.J.A.E.P. and also provides residential placement for juveniles who have been court-ordered to attend residential treatment.
A principal and a staff of nine teachers provide educational services for resident and non-resident students of the Academy. The Academy focuses on teaching students self-discipline, in addition to English language arts, mathematics, science, and history. Electives such as teen leadership, physical education, introduction to business, and career connections are also offered.
The Academy's instruction also includes a military component that includes drill instructors and Academy officers with color guard exercises. The Academy's primary focus is to establish behaviors, attitudes, and performance levels that allow students to be successful upon their return to their respective district campuses.
The Academy is often the last step before a Court is forced to send the juvenile to the Texas Juvenile Justice Division.