DYRS provides court-involved youth with accredited education classes and tutoring, GED and SAT prep courses and both on-site and community-based educational support services. DYRS also works closely with DCPS to provide transition services and academic placement assistance and partners with area colleges and universities to strengthen access to opportunities.
For youth who are at New Beginnings Youth Development Center, the on-site Maya Angelou Academy (MAA) is an accredited charter school managed by the See Forever Foundation. The school’s curriculum is designed to help students overcome challenges to learning, acquire credits toward graduation and build the academic skills necessary for long-term success.
For youth at the Youth Services Center, the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) provides a variety of academic and experiential programs. Youth attend school five hours per day, five days per week.