JD Hall Learning Center @ Rocky Crest is the disciplinary alternative education program (DAEP) established in conformance with the Texas Education Code (TEC), §37.008, for the Lancaster Independent School District. Students in third through high school grades who are removed from their regular classes for mandatory or discretionary disciplinary reasons are placed at the DAEP.
The DAEP is a behavior management program that services 3rd - 12th grades from every campus within the district.
- The J.D. Hall Learning Center at Rocky Crest works to meet the needs of students for whom the traditional educational setting provides challenges. We receive students from each of the eleven (11) LISD campuses. JD Hall staff teach students how to redirect their behavior in a caring and supportive environment where the staff is sensitive to the needs of the whole child.
- The concurrent use of prescriptive interventions and resources to aid in the development of appropriate social skills and proper decision-making strategies with effective instructional strategies allows students to realize their potential and prepare them for self-sustaining success.
- Additionally, our staff provides interventions that demonstrate the development of confidence and respectful character traits. It is our goal to provide opportunities for students to participate in projects, sessions, and activities that encourage them to think critically and evaluate the impact of their decision, explore and discover their talents, interests, and aspirations. We will use our non-traditional setting to meet the needs of all students.
- Students in grades 3-5 will receive instruction in a self-contained setting. Students in grade 6-12 will receive instruction in the core academic and elective courses by several secondary teachers. To ensure that our students stay on course while they are with us and do not fall behind the home campus instruction, teachers follow the District’s curriculum guide and collaborate with teachers at the home campus by attending weekly meetings.
- Various community agencies visit our campus to deliver life skills sessions for students and/or parents on a rotating schedule. One hundred percent of our 6th – 12th-grade students receive group and/or individual counseling. Students in grades 3rd – 5th receive individual counseling/character development as needed. These sessions are designed to provide resources for the family and assist students in making good choices so that they can leave a Lasting Legacy.