Staff-Secure Residential Academies

Sequel Transition Academy

Notice of Privacy Practices

Established in 2013, Sequel Transition Academy is a step down, transition program for males age 16-20 that have completed a long-term residential program. Our campus is located 7 miles west of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Our academy offers a year-round academic program provided by the local school district. Currently, Sequel Transition Academy serves state of South Dakota Department of Corrections commitments.

Programs Offered

  • High School Programming
  • Special Education Services
  • Chemical Dependency Programming
  • Juvenile Sex Offender Counseling
  • GED Preparation or Completion
  • Life Skills/Independent Living Skills Preparation
  • Employment Preparation

Student Profile

  • Males age 16-20
  • Completed Long Term Residential Program
  • Disruptive Family Environments
  • Anti-Social and Criminal Behavior Pattern – Sexual Abuse
  • Conduct Disorders – Chemical Abuse

Whom do we serve?

Sequel Transition Academy serves males that are committed to the South Dakota Department of Corrections and have completed a long term residential program and will be transitioning back to the community to seek permanency, independent living, college or vocational school and/or employment.

STA Final Report

PREA Annual Report

For additional information or to make a referral, please contact:

Jon St. Pierre
Executive Director
Phone: 605-528-3550 Ext.101

Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) Email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Not sure which program?
Contact Steve Gilbert
Phone: 712-310-9395
Email for more information