Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings

  • DC


1361 Locust Road, NW
United States

About Us

Youth Study Center School:

The Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings (CEEAS) is excited to announce that we will be opening a new school inside of the Youth Study Center (YSC), the New Orleans juvenile detention center, to start the 2016 school year.  CEEAS will have full operational control of the school, which we will run in partnership with the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB).

At the School, our mission will be to provide each student we serve with the best educational experience of his or her life, to ensure that each is successful at our School and finds a reason to be excited about learning, and to prepare each student to succeed at school when they return home.  Please visit our YSC School website.

The Center:

At the Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings, we help schools in juvenile justice facilities implement transformational, student-focused practices, designed to significantly improve the life chances of the students they serve. 

 Our Vision:
We see a time when all students, including those who are locked up, will attend schools that value them and provide them with the tools they need to become free, contributing members of our democratic society.

Our Values:
  • Trust: We work to earn it every day.

  • Resilience: Change is hard. We don’t quit.

  • Understanding: This is tough work. We listen.

  • Collaboration: We work with partners, on behalf of students.

  • Creativity: We believe in its transformative power.

  • Student Focused: We are committed to doing the right thing by students.

For more information, visit our website at