Individual Student Alternative Education Plan (ISAEP)
The Individual Student Alternative Education Plan (ISAEP) program is designed for those students ages 16 to 18 and enrolled in high school programs who are having difficulty finding success in a regular classroom environment. ISAEP programs are located in school divisions and funded through a combination of state grants and local funds. Many, but not all school divisions, provide program services.
Included in Enrollment (but not limited to)
- Career school counseling
- Mandatory enrollment in a GED preparation program
- Career and technical education
Requirements for enrollment in the ISAEP program
- Initial Principal-Parent Student (PPS) meeting
- Student evaluation and/or assessment
- 7.5 grade equivalent or higher on a recognized standardized measure of reading achievement
- Achieve a passing score on each of the subtests of the GED Ready Official Practice Test.
- Passing the GED test
- Successful completion of the career and technical component.
- Complete an Economics and Personal Finance course
ISAEP Brochure (PDF)
Also see GED Program
Commonwealth ChalleNGe is the Virginia component of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program and is affiliated with VDOE’s ISAEP program. Located at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach, it focuses on preparing at-risk teens and high school dropouts for the GED test and future employment, military, or higher education opportunities. Offered free to at-risk teens ages 16 to 18, ChalleNGe is a statewide co-educational program with two components – a 22-week quasi-military residential phase and a 12-month post-residential phase. More about Commonwealth ChalleNGe Virginia.
Individual Student Alternative Education Plan (ISAEP) Program Application Packet
For information about the application process see, Individual Student Alternative Education Plan (ISAEP) Program Application Packet