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The NWESD works closely with the Juvenile Detention Centers in Skagit, Whatcom and Snohomish Counties to provide the Detention Center Educational Programs. The educational programs provide a structured learning environment with certificated special education teachers and paraprofessionals guiding students through a standard school curriculum. Students receive instruction in Reading, Language Arts, and Mathematics as appropriate for their skill level. They may also have the opportunity to participate in Social Studies, Science, Art and Physical Education.

The NWESD provides a Transition Facilitator within each program to work closely with students to prepare them for employment and further education by providing opportunities for taking the GED and obtaining food worker permits.

Skagit Detention Educational Program

Phone: 360-419-1196
FAX: 360-419-1190

The Skagit Detention Educational Program is located in Mount Vernon at the Mount Vernon Juvenile Court. The program provides educational offerings to students who are incarcerated. The NWESD works closely with the school districts in Skagit County and the Juvenile Court to provide services to youth between the ages of ten and eighteen.

The Detention Center

The students in the detention center educational program are primarily adjudicated youth from Skagit County. The educational program provides a structured learning environment with a certificated special education teacher guiding students through the standard curriculum which is based on the Washington State Learning Standards. Students have the opportunity to attend classes in language arts, mathematics, social studies and other elective classes which may include subjects such as physical education, art, and science. The NWESD also provides a Transition Facilitator who works with students to prepare them for secondary school completion, training, employment or further education.

Snohomish Detention Educational Program

Phone: 425-388-7822
FAX: 425-388-7839

Formerly known as the Denney Youth Center, Snohomish Detention Center is located in Everett at the Denney Juvenile Justice Center (DJJC). The program provides three distinct educational offerings to students who are incarcerated or in a day reporting program. The NWESD works closely with the school districts in Snohomish County and the DJJC to provide services to youth between the ages of ten and eighteen.

The Detention Center

The students in the detention center educational program are primarily adjudicated youth from Snohomish County. The educational program provides a structured learning environment with certificated special education teachers and instructional assistants guiding students through the standard curriculum which is based on the Washington State Learning Standards. Students have the opportunity to attend classes in language arts, mathematics, social studies and other elective classes which may include subjects such as physical education, art, and science. Technology is integrated into all curriculum. Teachers initially assess the student’s educational needs and provide the curriculum that meets those needs. The NWESD also provides a Transition Facilitator who works with students to prepare them for secondary school completion, training, employment or further education.

Program Alternative to Secure Sentencing (PASS)/Juvenile Educational Transition Services (JETS)

These detention alternatives operate as day reporting programs. Supervised by a certificated special education teacher and instructional assistants, these programs offer the students goal based support while they complete their court-ordered academic activities in order to transition back into the community. The NWESD also provides an Education Advocate to the programs who assists students with removing barriers to completing their high school diploma, achieving a GED, or preparing for and getting a job.


Whatcom Detention Educational Program

Phone: 360-778-5536
FAX: 360-778-5502

The Whatcom Detention Education Program is located in Bellingham at the Whatcom County District Court. The program provides educational offerings to students who are incarcerated. The NWESD works closely with the school districts in Skagit County and the Juvenile Court to provide services to youth between the ages of ten and eighteen.

The Detention Center

The students in the detention center educational program are primarily adjudicated youth from Skagit County. The educational program provides a structured learning environment with a certificated special education teacher guiding students through the standard curriculum which is based on the Washington State Learning Standards. Students have the opportunity to attend classes in language arts, mathematics, social studies and other elective classes which may include subjects such as physical education, art, and science. The NWESD also provides a Transition Facilitator who works with students to prepare them for secondary school completion, training, employment or further education.


Report Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying

The NWESD is committed to a safe and civil educational environment for all students, employees, parents/legal guardians, volunteers and patrons, that is free from harassment, intimidation or bullying. Any student who believes he/she has been the target of harassment, intimidation or bullying may report incidents verbally or in writing to Steven Dahl, Assistant Director for Special Programs and Services at the NWESD. Any student who believes he/she has been the target of unresolved discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying may report incidents verbally or in writing to David Forsythe, Assistant Superintendent for Operations (also acting as the Section 504, Title IX, and Civil Rights Officer) at the NWESD.

For general questions please contact David Forsythe, Assistant Superintendent for Operations at the NWESD.

Sexual Harassment of Students Prohibited

Policy 3205
Procedure 3205-P

Notification Form

Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Prohibited

Policy 3207
Procedure 3207-P

Notification Form