Educational Services

The Pines School, operated by Centennial School District, serves students being held for alleged criminal offenses or court ordered short- term treatment programs.  Three short-term groups of students attend school.  The school follows a special education model in that it is staffed primarily with special education teachers with a focus on Individual Education Plans (IEP), small group size, and a highly structured environment.  Each student is programmed with one peer group daily.  Students participate in six classes daily and earn credit hours towards graduation from their home school district.  


  • Students improve academically and behaviorally.
  • Students develop a foundation upon which to continue with their education and/or with vocational plans after discharge from the Pines School.
  • Students’ community schools and Pines School effectively coordinate the student’s IEP.
  • When discharged, Pines School reports to the student’s next school and student’s parents: progress, credit hours, and grades earned.
Any questions or inquires regarding school records, please contact 763-278-4010.