Alternative and Nontraditional School Programs
Cultivating varied and innovative instructional practices and community supports to prepare learners for their future as productive members of society.
Alternative High Schools
These schools offer programs designed to help students in grades 9-12 (ages 17-22) whose life circumstances could result, or have resulted, in an interruption of their education or in their dropping out of school.
Alternative Learning Centers
The alternative learning centers (ALC) provide educational services for students, grades K-10, who are experiencing behavioral challenges, academic difficulties, or who simply require a nontraditional learning environment.
Interagency Alternative School Programs
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. 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.
AIM Program (Achievement, Integrity, and Maturity)
The AIM program serves students in grades 7-12 who have been referred by the Division Superintendent due to serious violations of the code of conduct outlined in the Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R).
State Operated Programs
Educational programs in specialized children’s hospitals, mental health facilities, and regional and local juvenile detention homes. These programs are supervised by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE).