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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Gov. Ralph and First Lady Pam Northam stopped by DJJ's recent Expressions XXVI Art Exhibit at the James Monroe Building in downtown Richmond to enjoy artwork created by DJJ residents, and hear directly from some of them in their own words about how they created the variety of quilts and graphic design artwork. This year's theme was "See My Story. Hear My Story. BE My Story." Also attending opening day festivities were Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran and DJJ Director Andy Block. To view a video containing a message from Director Block and descriptions of the artwork is some of the residents' own words, click HERE.
To view more examples of DJJ residents' artwork, visit our Facebook page by clicking HERE.