The province of Ontario which runs the facility ran the high school as an independent unit within the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services; however, an administrative change was made throughout the province and the obligation to run the school was placed in the hands of the public school board that operated in the facility's region. The teachers that worked in the prison became employees of the Grand Erie District School Board upon this shift.
The school is design to provide Ontario Academic Credits and allow young persons in custody to complete their high school or upgrade functional literacy and work related skills. There are no school teams or extracurricular activities. The teachers are not expected to be involved in correctional activities, rather they are dedicated to providing education like in any other high school environment and are often unaware of the prisoner's case history or criminal background. In 2002 when the prison staff went on strike, the school closed dispersing GEDSB teachers to other schools in the board for the length of the labour unrest.