Prison Education Instructional Program Services

  • Adult Basic Education (ABE) provides instruction to improve the academic skills of adults with less than 9th grade level skills. 

    The GED® Preparation Program component provides an opportunity for adults to learn and demonstrate skills that will allow them to attain a secondary credential.
    The English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) program provides instruction to improve English language proficiency for adults whose primary language is not English. 
    The James H. Groves Adult High School is the only statewide secondary adult high school in the nation.  It is approved the Delaware State Board of Education and is accredited by the Middle States Association for Colleges and Schools.  James H. Groves Adult High School provides educational opportunities at the high school level that lead to graduation with a diploma.  
    The Life Skills Program, which incorporates Moral Reconation Therapy, provides training to participants enrolled in the program.  Program completers gain the skills to assume responsibility for making positive future choices. 
    Special Education Services are provided to qualifying individuals.  Services follow the State of Delaware guidelines for students who have been determined to have a special disability for which additional educational resources are needed.  Individual Education Programs (IEPs) are in place for eligible learners who are diagnosed with a disability. 
    The Vocational Skills program offers occupational skills instruction.  Competencies gained enable participants to secure employment upon release from the institution.  There are also opportunities for learners to obtain specialized employment with the facility after obtaining vocational skills.  


  • Contact Information:

    Prison Education Program Office
    Delaware Department of Education
    35 Commerce Way, Suite 1
    Dover, DE 19904
    Maureen Whelan, Director
    Phone: 302-857-3340
    Fax: 302-739-1769 NEW FAX NUMBER

Last Modified on August 27, 2019