The Kalamazoo County Juvenile Home School is located in Kalamazoo, Michigan and provides services to youth in Kalamazoo and surrounding counties. JHS has two components for adjudicated youth. The Youth Center School (YCS) serves youth detained in the Kalamazoo County Juvenile Home. The Intensive Learning Center (ILC) serves youth placed in the school through court order, but who remain living at home or in foster placement. Both programs are administered by the Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency (Kalamazoo RESA), Family Court, Juvenile Home, Day Treatment, and local school districts.
Juvenile Home School Staff provide a caring and structured environment for individual growth. Expectations are made clear for the students and they are given the individualized help needed to progress academically and socially. School staff work closely with the court staff, detention staff and caseworkers to plan for the success of each student. We continue to grow and plan for new ways to meet the individual needs of our students for a successful transition back to the community.
The mission of the Juvenile Home School is to prepare students to become competent, socially responsible, life long learners. We will accomplish this with staff that is caring, dedicated, proficient, and respectful of individual student needs; while teaching a relevant curriculum in a safe and nurturing environment.