Just like public schools, youth at Cochise County Detention Facility are required to attend school every weekday. School is taught by certified teachers. 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. A staff member of the facility contacts each detainee’s current public school to obtain their school records and ensure the students’ school progress has minimal disruption. When available, they also obtain the student’s homework from their public school for them to complete while they stay in the facility. All credits obtained during their stay transfer back to their public school. In 2011 the Cochise County Center had a 98% GED rate for those who tested.