To make a positive difference in the lives of our students.
Students referred by CHS due to extreme behavior issues. The Supervisor of the Alternative Education & At-Risk Programs will review each case on an individual basis
All zero tolerance offenses are reviewed by Cleveland City School's Disciplinary Committee (DHA hearing) on an individual basis.
Students are sometimes referred by the Juvenile Court System.
The length of placement at TDC will be determined on an individual basis by the Disciplinary Committee.
Credit Recovery Program
Students in grades 9-10 will be referred on an individual basis based on academics and will be permitted to transfer to CHS upon recovering the necessary credits needed toward graduation.
Juniors and Seniors will be referred on an individual basis based on academics and will be required to complete their education at the Denning Center.
Prevent teens from being placed in or remanded to State custody
Create an atmosphere that develops a sense of self-esteem, competency, accomplishment, and social approval
Provide a lower pupil/teacher ratio than in the traditional educational setting
Promote a balance between career preparation and academic requirements through a multi-cultural educational experience
Prepare students with relevant real life and career skills
Provide a safe and positive learning environment
Provide support services for students and parents including individual and group counseling, parent and family counseling, and consultative services
Secure parental and community involvement in the school’s programs
The Denning Center of Technology & Careers’ program builds collaboration among educational systems, human service agencies and community members to connect and create support services around the “at-risk” student.
Denning Center of Technology & Careers increases the graduation rate and insures that all students are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to function in a global society.