Education Services

The Division of Education, Treatment and Re-Entry is responsible for oversight and support of the Idaho Department of Correction’s educational services.  The Education Integrated Pathway curriculum provides academic and special education, vocational education, and general library services.  The Division also organizes training activities for the department’s correctional education staff.

The IDOC Education Integrated Pathway is delivered by the Robert Janss School, a state-accredited Special Purpose school.   The curriculum offers training for offenders as a stepping stone for successful transition to community postsecondary programs, job training programs or self sustaining jobs upon their release.  The emphasis is on helping offenders attain real and rewarding jobs, relevant credentials, and postsecondary education.  The curriculum is comprised of 4 sections, called Education/Career Bridges.  Education/Career Bridges One, Two and Three combine adult literacy, technology and workplace skills based on assessed offender needs.  The goal of Education/Career Bridge Four is to link offenders on probation and parole to community resources by providing transitional support with tutoring/career advisement and financial education. 

  FY14 Education Program Overview

  IDOC Education Goals


Across the state on any given day, over 900 offenders are enrolled in classes delivered by the Robert Janss School within IDOC facilities.


“None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps.  We got here because somebody - a parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony or a few nuns - bent down and helped us pick up our boots.”  ~Thurgood Marshall


Deliver targeted, data-driven instruction designed to maximize academic achievement and prepare students for post-secondary education and the workplace


Prepare students for successful reentry into the workplace and community through PreRelease preparation, current vocational skills training and post-secondary academic coursework.