Butler Academic Center is a fully accredited compulsory educational program for youth detained in Alameda County's Juvenile Justice Center. Upon completion of their high school diploma or GED, youth have the opportunity to earn transferable college credits via online courses through a partnership with Merritt College.
Butler Academic Center partners with Alameda County Probation and social service agencies to educate and foster the youth in our care. Butler Academic Center provides individualized instruction, instructional aides, and special education services to:
- Prepare students for responsible citizenship,
- Foster a learning environment reinforcing self-discipline and acceptance of personal responsibility with minimal disciplinary measures, and
- Improve student attitudes toward learning experiences and school.
Students are referred to the Butler Academic Center by the Juvenile Court and the Alameda County Probation Department.