Just like public schools, youth at Yuma County Detention Facility are required to attend school every weekday. School is taught by certified teachers at an accredited facility. Students attend school for 4 hours each day and are placed into their classroom based on testing. Detainees remain in their assigned classroom throughout their school day. Maintaining and encouraging education is an important component of this facility. If the student would like to obtain their GED, a staff member of the facility contacts each detainee’s current public school to obtain their school records. The staff will then work with the student to prepare for the GED test and administer it at the facility.


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