L. B. Wallace School
The L. B. Wallace School is located on the Mt. Meigs campus and provides educational services for up to 156 male youth. The mission of L.B. Wallace School is to meet the unique educational needs of individual students in order for them to make the transition from DYS to the community as law-abiding citizens. To obtain this goal, the school offers a variety of educational programs, including elementary through high school classes, special education services, remediation classes, career tech programs, General Educational Development (GED) preparation classes, and distance learning classes. Educators also work hand in hand with therapeutic staff in an effort to guide each student toward a positive, goal oriented life.
Upon arrival on campus, students’ educational records are requested. Records are reviewed by the aforementioned faculty and compared to initial DYS screening. Each student is placed in a suitable educational program based on this information. Students are expected to work toward a goal to achieve the highest possible level of education. These expectations range from progressing from elementary through high school to obtain a high school diploma or GED, an occupational diploma, or completion of an Individualized Education Program. There are seven areas in which students may achieve career technical certifications. Students are also afforded the opportunity to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) and meet with military personnel when applicable.