Educational Programs:
 

 
 
The purpose of the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office Education Department is to improve society by supporting inmates to:

• Become educated
• Become contributing participants of society
• Gain and improve their critical perspective
• Tap their creativity
• Identify, believe in and move toward acknowledging their future personal options


This can be accomplished by providing educational programming in the areas of ABE, Pre-GED, GED, Post GED, skill improvement, life skills, and reintegration services. Many of our educational programs are listed below:

 
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Special Education:
Instruction designed for an adult, age 17-21, who is unable to read, write, and compute sufficiently well to meet requirements of adult life in the US, or an adult who lacks a mastery of basic education skills that will enable him/her to functional effectively in society. Grade levels 0-5.9 and/or prior record of receiving special education classes from a local school system.

Title One:
Instruction designed for an adult, 17-21 years of age who has some competence in reading, writing, and computation but is not sufficiently competent to meet the requirements of adult life in the US, or an adult who lacks a mastery of basic educational skills that will enable him/her to function effectively in US society. Grade levels 6-11.9. This course will also include ESL instruction for an adult, ages 17-21.

Literacy Development/Beginning ABE:
Instruction designed for an adult, 22 and over, who is unable to read, write, and compute sufficiently well to meet requirements of adult life in the US, or an adult who lacks a mastery of basic educational skills that will enable him/her to function effectively in society.

Intermediate ABE (Pre-ASE):
Instruction designed for an adult, 22 and over, who has some competence in reading, writing, and computation but is not sufficiently competent to meet the requirements of adult life in the US, or an adult who lacks a mastery of basic educational skills that will enable him/her to function effectively in society. Grade levels 6-8.9.

English For Speakers of Other Languages (Esol)
Beginner level instruction is designed for an adult, 22 and over, who has limited or no proficiency in the english language. Intermediate level instruction is designed for an adult, 22 and over, who has some competence in communicating in English. Advanced level instruction is designed for an adult, 22 and over, who is able to communicate in English, but who needs instruction in usage.

Ase/Ged
Instruction designed for an adult, 22 and over, who is literate and can function in everyday life, but is not proficient. He/she will master the skills necessary to obtain a Ged certificate. Grade levels 9-12.

Post High School
Instruction designed for an adult 17 and over, who has a ged certificate, high school diploma, college degree, etc. This course offers refresher material in mathematics and other subject areas.

 
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Bristol County Sheriff's Office Address: 400 Faunce Corner Road, Dartmouth, MA 02747 Phone: 508.995.6400 Web: www.bcso-ma.us