Educational Services
APTS offers a 12-month structured day program for students that incorporates a wide variety of academic and vocational instruction that promotes skills acquisition and behavioral stability while at APTS.  Our primary program function is based on creating and maintaining availability for learning through individualized instruction and behavioral interventions that directly complement the student’s (IEP) Individualized Education Plan. These include the establishment of observable and measurable academic, vocational, and/or behavioral goals and objectives that are documented through ongoing outcome evaluations.
APTS has curriculum paths for students pursuing academic, vocational, and life skills tracks.  Any combination of these listed programs can be implemented to meet the needs of the individual student.
The SOL for Virginia Public Schools establish expectations for what students should know and be able to do at the end of each grade or course in english, mathematics, science, history/social sciences and other subjects.
SOL tests in reading, writing, math, science and history/social sciences measure the success of students in meeting the Board of Education’s expectations for learning and achievement.  All items on SOL tests are reviewed by Virginia classroom teachers for accuracy and fairness and teachers also assist the state Board of Education in setting proficiency standards for the tests.
The VAAP is designed to evaluate the performance of students with significant cognitive disabilities who are working on academic standards.  This content is derived from the SOL and is referred to as the Aligned Standards of Learning (ASOL).  Students in grades 3-8 who are participating in the VAAP are required to submit evidence in the same subject areas as required of their non-disabled peers in the same grade level.  High school students participating in the VAAP are required to submit evidence in reading, writing, and math, science, and history/social sciences by the end of their completion of grade 11 or on a schedule identified by the local school division.
Students who qualify for the VAAP are expected to participate in grade level core area testing schedule through a portfolio assessment prepared by the teacher called a Collection of Evidence (COE).  The COE holds documents and student work that demonstrates the student’s best ability based on the ASOL.

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