Virginia Department of Education ESEA Flexibility Request

Virginia

“For students with disabilities who have the most intensive support needs, there are two model initiatives supported by the Virginia Department of Education: Project SEARCH and the Post-High School Community College Program. Project SEARCH, a business-led model, is a collaborative between school divisions and local businesses that provide employability skills training and workplace internships that occur entirely in the workplace. The Post-High School Community College Program is a supported education model that provides individualized supports to students with significant disabilities seeking postsecondary education to enhance their skills for employment, in an age-appropriate setting. The Department of Education provides support and technical assistance to increase the number of partnerships between school divisions and institutions of higher education.”

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Medicaid & Employment
Systems: 
  • Department of Education
Topics: 
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement
Date Enacted: 
02/27/2012
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