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ebi logo 1cIndependent Study Program
Qualifying inmates may participate in the EBI Charter School’s Independent Study Programs (ISP). The ISP student will work with their teacher to devise an individualized study plan. This plan may combine pre-made ISP packets along with other work created and / or assigned by the teacher. Teachers are encouraged to supplement pre-made packets with assignments, readings or projects of their own making that align with each student’s individual needs.
EBI Academic ProgramsEducation Based Incarceration Academic Programs
The Sheriff’s Department, through the Education Based Incarceration Bureau, contracts with approved adult educational schools to provide courses at all jail facilities. The curriculum is based on California state standards, and is kept up to date with current requirements. It includes: Adult Basic Education: This series of courses is offered to students preparing for the formal GED preparation course. It features a systematic “building block” approach to development of improved reading, writing, and math skills. General Educational Development: For inmate students who have not yet achieved a high school diploma, this program offers an alternative diploma in the form of a state-approved equivalency series in the areas of language arts (reading, writing, and comprehension skills), mathematics, science, and social studies.
EBILogoColor-SmlVocational (Career Technical) Programs
The Sheriff's Department offers a wide variety of industrial training courses designed to increase the likelihood of employment in specific vocations after release. Here are a few examples of the current and growing list of vocational training courses available:
art educationArt Education:
This program develops general art skills, techniques, and aesthetic expression related to artistic and professional practice in the media
AutoshopAutomobile Body Repair and Detailing:
This is a comprehensive course that features repairs, maintenance, welding, power tools, metal techniques, spray painting, refinishing and detailing.
Commercial PaintingCommerical Painting:
Includes instruction in brushes, rollers, spray equipment, abrasive blasting, and rigging/scaffolding.
Bldg MaintenanceBuilding Maintenance
Prepares students for careers in the rapidly growing field of custodial maintenance, basic repairs, floor care, and insect and rodent control.
Residential ConstructionResidential Construction:
A comprehensive course from foundation to roofing and everything in between.
weldingCommerical Welding
Teaches the full spectrum of various types of commercial welding
Computer OperationsComputer Operations:
Covers the basics of Microsoft Office 2010 suite operations, Word, PowerPoint, Access, and Excel.
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