Berks County Jail System's Education Department coordinates education for all inmates. The Education programs consist of the high school diploma program (for inmates under the age of 21), taught by staff of the Berks County Intermediate Unit (BCIU); GED (General Educational Development) program, taught by staff of RACC (Reading Area Community College); and ABE (Adult Basic Education) and ESL (English as a Second Language) classes taught by the jail staff. Independent study is offered to students who already possess either a high school diploma or GED.
Overview of the Education classes:
The BCIU program provides academic diagnostics and remedial education. Students in this program work towards accumulating required credits and completing a senior project to receive their high school diploma.