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 guidance 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 /assessment
- 7.5 grade equivalent or higher on a recognized standardized measure of reading achievement
- Achievement of a score of 410 or higher on each of the subtests of the Official GED Practice Test (OPT)
- Passing the GED test
- Successful completion of the career and technical component.
ISAEP Brochure (PDF)
Narrated PowerPoint presentation for the training of new ISAEP personnel - presentation and supplemental materials
This narrated PowerPoint presentation and its related supplemental materials were designed for the training of new practitioners associated with the ISAEP program including school administrators, guidance counselors, program coordinators, GED test providers and ISAEP teachers.
To use this training, please download the below Zip files and save them to your computer. To use on your computer, unzip these files to play the PowerPoint to hear narration. Use the supplemental materials as described within the presentation.
This set of files supplements the training presentation. It includes guidance, informational diagrams, sample survey criteria, sample brochures and several documents relating to an overview of the ISAEP program.
To access the files, download the Zip file and save it to your computer, then unzip the files.
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