This February was an unusual month at Rockdale Academy. February always seems to fly by, due to the short number of days compared to other months, but this year seemed even shorter than normal! Even with the short month, our goals did not change and we continued to thrive as usual! We hosted our monthly level party, at which the youth enjoyed a fun game and were treated to a Sonic slushy! We also hosted our monthly incentive party for the youth who had fantastic behavior and met the monthly incentive requirements. One event that was noteworthy, was the historical winter freeze that we experienced in Texas. It is a rare sight to see anything other than green pastures where we are located, but for a full week we were living in a winter wonderland full of bright white snow!

Rockdale Youth Academy is a 65-bed secure facility for pre- and post-adjudicated youth. The program serves both boys and girls, ages 10 to 17 years old. Intensive Offender Treatment Programs address issues unique to adolescent adjudicated for mental health, substance abuse and sexually natured offenses. Family Therapy, Life Skills, Educational Resources, and a wide variety of individualized programs are also offered. Services are provided 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Contact Rockdale Youth Academy at 512-446-3930 or visit