Welcome to the Judy Jester Learning Center
The Judy Jester Learning Center (JJLC -Aternative school -A school) is designed and implemented to benefit those students who have exhibited problems adjusting to traditional education settings. It offers an opportunity for placement of such students in a separate setting and provides an atmosphere conducive to changing patterns of inappropriate academic behvior and/or inadequate effort. The number one goal is to assist students in the development of self-esteem, self control, improved socialization skills, a positive attitude toward learning, and increased academic achievement. Students are admitted according to "at-risk" criteria, upon referral by school personnel. Each school should have a committee of school officials and/or other professionals to make recommendations for admittance. At this time only students 9th-12th grade will be admitted to the alternative program.
The Judy Jester Learning Center campus is also home to the Center of Opportunity for Problem Students (COPS), Lawrence County Virtual School (LCVS), and the Teen Parents As Teachers program (PAT).
Center of Opportunity for Problem Students (COPS) is designed and implemented to benefit those student who have exhibited problems adjusting to traditional education settings and rules in lieu of suspension or expulsion. It offers an opportunity for placement of such students in a separate setting and provides an atmosphere conducive to changing patterns of inappropiate behavior and/or inadequate effort in academics.
Lawrence County Virtual School (LCVS) is a online option available to students 9th-12th grade. Interested students must apply through their school guidance counselor. In order to be considered for the program students must be self motivated and capable of handling the academic rigors of the program.
Teen Parents As Teacher (PAT) is a modeled certified program that emphasizes parent-child interaction, development centered parenting, and family well-being. The PAT program is available to all teenage parents ages 11-21 who are pregnant and/or have children ages 0-5. The program offers personal visits, group meetings, and resource networking. The PAT program is sponsored by the Children's Trust Fund of Alabama (ADCANP) and is used as a resource to help prevent child abuse and neglect.
For more information about the above programs, please call 256-974-3285.