Shelby County Schools


Mission Statement

The mission of Hope Academy Juvenile Education program is to provide students with quality instruction through a continuum of educational programs that promote achievement, character, and the skills necessary to transition from the program with the tools that enhance citizenship and life-long learning.

Hope Academy Philosophy

The Shelby County Juvenile Justice Center Court judges, Court Administrator, Detention Director, Counselors, Teachers and staff believe that ALL students can learn. Hope Academy is committed to providing a quality interim educational program that will allow each juvenile the opportunity to achieve a higher potential while being detained in the Juvenile Detention Center.

The objectives of Hope Academy are to:                            

  • Allow youths enrolled in the Shelby County School District an opportunity to keep current with their studies and facilitate their return to school when released.
  • Give students an opportunity to succeed in their academics, which in turn can assist in improving self-esteem.
  • Provide opportunities for students not enrolled in school to explore GED, survival skills, life skills, and career vocational opportunities, which will eventually land them employment.
  • Comply with state and federal regulations that require all youths to attend school.
  • Ensure the youths rights to be educated.

Shelby County Schools does not discriminate in its programs or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, handicap/disability, sex, or age.  For more information, please contact the Office of Equity Compliance at (901) 416-6670.
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