Interagency Alternative School Programs

This cooperative interagency effort meets the needs of the whole learner. Each school program is designed to meet the needs of a specific student population.

Interagency Alternative School (IAS) programs provide staff, materials, and direction to nine types of programs at various locations in Fairfax County.  Some of these programs are co-funded with other public agencies.  IAS programs use an open enrollment model. They accept both Hearings Office and electively-placed students.  

Students served in these programs may have exhibited problems in the following areas: 

  • truancy
  • serious delinquency
  • poor school performance
  • substance abuse
  • criminal behavior
  • abuse and neglect
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • school refusal
  • conditional expulsion
  • family dysfunction

For more information, please contact your child’s school counselor or call 571-423-4202. More information on Interagency Alternative School programs is available in our program profile