Welcome to the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice Division of Education. The goal of Yvonne B. Miller High School administrators and staff is to provide a caring and safe environment where students can become college and career ready to reenter their communities as productive citizens. Our dedicated staff encourages students to focus on their potential by providing opportunities that cultivate the development of critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, collaboration, oral and written communication, and creativity skills. Our aim is to provide quality instructional practices and programs for each student to improve student performance.
Students who have completed requirements for a high school diploma or high school equivalency have the opportunity to continue their education in post-graduate classes. Post-graduate offerings include barbering, quilting, dog handling, fiber optics, culinary arts, national retail, and financial literacy.
We recognize the importance of families and parents and invite you to partner with the dedicated, highly qualified professional educators and support personnel to meet the needs of our students. Working together and becoming involved in the academic planning and well-being of the students increases the likelihood of their success. We welcome communication with parents and family as we create a system of support for each student.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact Gayle Lay at (804) 371-0700.
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Virginia School Principals Appreciation Week, observed earlier this year, focuses on the critically important role of the principal as the leader of the school to ensure students are provided the opportunity to learn, and teachers have resources to provide good instruction. DJJ’s building administrative team works diligently to ensure the success of both our students and our staff. This video offers testimonials from staff as they recognize the work of building administrators in their efforts to improve teaching and learning.
Governor McAuliffe visited the Division of Education’s Art Expression Exhibit XXV. This year the Art Exhibit theme was “Transformation Through Reform, Rehabilitation, & Reconciliation.” Artwork was dedicated by residents to those who have positively impacted their lives. This video showcases the creation of some of the artwork displayed.