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Department of Juvenile Justice Education Programs At Risk Programs serve students who have been identified by the school system as being at risk.

Check the Schools Section for more information on each of the following programs. Includes Address, Administration, Phone, Fax, School Improvement Plan, School Public Accountability Report, and Zone Map.

New Horizon

Lead Teacher: Rodney Jamison
6980 South State Road 37
Mulberry, FL 33860-6931
Phone: (863) 428-1520

The program is for male students, grades 6 to 12, with ages ranging from 12-17. The residential alcohol, drug and mental health program is administered by the Agency for Community Treatment Services (A.C.T.S.). Referrals to the program are both court ordered and through private admission by the parents.

There are 20 beds in the facility. The education curriculum offered in the program includes high school courses in language arts, math, social studies, science, and vocational training.

Polk County Sheriff's Office Central Center

Lead Teacher: Corton Parks
2390 Bob Phillips Road
Bartow, Fl 33830
Phone: (863) 519-3611

The program serves 10 to 20 youth, grades 6 to 12, pending court assignment or waiting for assignment to adult jail. Generally, juveniles assigned to the South County Center are charged with severe violence or particularly grievous crimes. The education curriculum offered in the program includes high school courses in language arts, math, social studies, science, and vocational training. The jail facility is operated by the Sheriff’s Office.