Jackson-Feild’s students attend Gwaltney School, located on the main campus in Jarratt, Virginia. Gwaltney School is licensed by the Virginia Department of Education and is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Specialized Educational Facilities. Our school specializes in teaching those students who have been unable to reach their age-appropriate grade level due to circumstances in their lives. Upon enrollment, the boy and girls receive an educational assessment to determine their education plan. The plan allows the education staff to implement a curriculum to enable the student to achieve a level of education in line with the student’s appropriate grade level.
Gwaltney School provides educational services which include GED, Special Education, middle and high school curriculum. College courses are offered through attendance at Southside Virginia Community College or through distance-learning on-line from University of Nebraska and University of Missouri.
The educational staff provides academic instruction tailored to meet the needs of each resident. All residents’ academic progress and achievements are formally reviewed monthly with the multidisciplinary treatment team.
Residents who have completed their high school diploma or GED, receive assistance from the Gwaltney School staff to learn to complete college applications and financial aid applications.