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Adair Learning Academy

Adair Learning Academy is located inside of the Adair Youth Development Center.  We are a program that is supported by the Kentucky Educational Collaborative for State Agency Children (KECSAC) , Kentucky Title One, and Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).  We are a part of the Adair County Board of Education.  


Our Mission Statement 


Our goal is to prepare all students with the self-discipline and academic proficiency necessary to be contributing citizens in an ever-changing society.


We Believe:

-Students are our highest priority

-Each student and teacher shall be accountable for his or her role.

-Students shall have equal access to available academic opportunities.

-Students will be treated with dignity and respect.


To Promote Student Achievement We Will Strive to:

-Provide equipment, supplies and materials to support learning.

-Provide a safe and secure learning environment.

-Identify and communicate the essential standards for each subject and grade level.

-Ensure that students are making progress toward academic success.

-Motivate students to excel in order to maximize their learning.

-Provide training for teachers and administration to do their jobs effectively.

-Allow accelerated learners to progress at maximum rate.

-Celebrate student success.

-Prioritize budget to meet the needs of the students.

-Involve community to the extent possible.

-Involve parents to the extent possible.

-Encourage open and honest communication to build trust.

-Involve those involved in the decisions in the decision-making process.

-Promote the use of technology by students to the extent possible.


Mission Statement of Adair Youth Development Center


The mission of Adair Youth Development Center is to provide treatment opportunities for boys and girls committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice, who are classified as a Level V Security-Risk (maximum security). Youth committed to the center will have an Individual Treatment Plan that outlines specific goals of rehabilitation and learning. Each youth will also have individualized academic instruction designed to earn credits toward receipt of their high school diploma or GED. The instruction and treatment provided at Adair Youth Development Center is designed to prepare the youth for reintroduction into a less secure placement and ultimate release to the community.

For more information contact: 
Bradley Stephens
School Administrator
401 Appleby Dr
Columbia, KY 42728