Wise County Alternative Education Center

...where our students are rising stars!

Contact Us

Phone: 276-328-6113

Fax: 276-328-4443


Address:

P.O. Box 660
Wise,VA 24293


Principal:
Dr. Fay Garrison

fgarrison@wise.k12.va.us


Guidance:
Laura Robinson
lrobinson@wise.k12.va.us



Vocational Occupational Exploration (VOE)

OVERVIEW

The VOE program provides instruction and reinforcement in the areas of adapted career development, skills training, and life skills using a hands-on comprehensive curriculum for high school students with more significant disabilities. Students learn real world job skills using adapted curriculum with simplified text and integrated visual supports. Students exit the program with a better understanding of the job world and careers that interest them.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Students must meet credit requirements to be classified as having 9th to 12th grade status

GOALS 

Will be active learners by being engaged in meaningful activities while learning important social, life, and work-related skills
Will be reviewed annually for students who are working toward alternate assessment standards and who may be transitioning to the work force or our post-graduate program

ADMISSIONS PROCEDURES

The student, parent, home school guidance counselor, and principal must complete an application for the Wise County Alternative Education Center. Appropriate students will be scheduled for an interview and achievement testing. An application committee will make recommendations for acceptance or denial and the Wise County Alternative Education Center principal must grant approval.

TIME AND LOCATION

VOE is a half-day program.

Attendance may be in the morning or afternoon, dependent upon classes needed at the student’s home school and the home school schedule

VOE is located at the Wise County Alternative Education Center (Building D), 515 Hurricane Road, Wise, Virginia.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Contact Dr. Fay Garrison, Principal at (276) 328-8612, or Jerrie Adams at (276)328-8017.

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