Special Education

Coursework in this section is designed for students eligible for special education. Courses may be defined by the Standards of Learning, the Aligned Standards of Learning, or may meet elective requirements.

Mathematics

Algebra I - Part I (3131)
1 Credit (to be awarded when course benchmarks are attained)
Grades: 9–12
Prerequisite: IEP

Algebra I - Part II (3132)
1 Credit (to be awarded when course benchmarks are attained)
Grades: 9–12
Prerequisite: IEP

Geometry - Part I (3144)
1 Credit (to be awarded when course benchmarks are attained)
Grades: 9–12
Prerequisite: IEP 

Geometry - Part II (3145)
1 Credit (to be awarded when course benchmarks are attained)
Grades 9–12
Prerequisite: IEP 

Algebra I and Geometry courses described in this section may be used to meet some of the requirements for the Standard Diploma. The multi-year sequence provides an individualized pace for students according to the time they need to understand algebraic concepts and practice application skills. Students may complete Algebra I or Geometry in one year, three semesters, or two years. Upon completion of the SOL content, students will be tested on the Algebra I or Geometry Standards of Learning. Upon completion of Parts I and II, students with IEPs are eligible to apply for a credit accommodation to receive 2 full math credits for Algebra I or Geometry.

Compensatory Skills (I - IV)


Compensatory Skills course is designed to assist students in developing executive skills, study skills, pre-vocational skills such as problem solving and collaboration, and social skills. Students may also receive instructional supports for reading, writing, math, and workplace readiness. Instructional focus will vary based on the student's strengths and weaknesses, IEP goals, and his/her academic and career plan.

Independent Living Skills (I - VII)

IND LIV SKL I 78221 - 1 Credit
IND LIV SKL II 78222 - 1 Credit
IND LIV SKL III 78223 - 1 Credit
IND LIV SKL IV 78224 - 1 Credit

IND LIV SKL V 78225 - 1 Credit
IND LIV SKL VI 78226 - 1 Credit
IND LIV SKL VII 78227 - 1 Credit
Grades: 9–12+
Prerequisite: IEP 

These courses prepare students for post secondary independent living skills as outlined in the IEP and will be based on the student’s strengths and weaknesses. Course work is based on the Applied Studies Curriculum developed by the Virginia Department of Education and may cover such skills in such competency areas as self advocacy, goal setting, personal management, safety and health, social communication, mobility, recreation & leisure, nutrition & food preparation, wellness, and using community services.

+denotes students graduating on an Applied Studies Diploma with their cohort and returning to FCPS for post secondary instruction.

These courses prepare students for the world of work and is based on the Applied Studies Curriculum developed by the Virginia Department of Education.  The school setting will be used to teach foundational skills that have a direct relationship with successful employment. These skills include punctuality, following directions, following rules and standards, effective workplace communication and social skills, job readiness skills (following schedules and multi-step directions, working independently, time management).  Instruction will vary based on the student’s present levels of performance, IEP goals, and post secondary pathways. As students progress through high school and the competencies, the curriculum will include community based instruction and real world experiences.

+denotes students graduating on an Applied Studies Diploma with their cohort and returning to FCPS for post secondary instruction.

Adapted Phys. Educ

77000 (ADAPTED PE09), 77001 (ADAPTED PE10), 77002 (ADAPTED PE11), 
77003 (ADAPTED PE12)

½ Credit
Grades: 9–12
Prerequisite: Administrative approval or IEP


This course is designed to contribute to the development of students in physical activities. Each student has a personalized program of physical activities adapted to match strengths, needs and interests.

Local English Elective (I-VII)

15151 (LOC ENG ELEC I)
15152 (LOC ENG ELEC II)
15153 (LOC ENG ELEC III)
15154 (LOC ENG ELEC IV)
15155 (LOC ENG ELEC V)
15156 (LOC ENG ELEC VI)
15157 (LOC ENG ELEC VII)
Grades: 9–12+
Prerequisite: IEP


These courses focus on skills defined by the Aligned Standards of Learning and the Applied Studies Curriculum developed by the Virginia Department of Education. Coursework is designed to enhance the transition from school to post-secondary life including employment. The course focus is reading, writing and vocabulary development. Skill competencies addressed in the course may include to search, comprehend, and use a variety of texts, including job applications, payroll forms, transportation schedules, maps, tables, and drug or food labels. Writing instruction emphasizes both comprehension and formulation of written information to seek postsecondary opportunities including skills related to document creation and various forms of text communication. Students enrolled in the course will participate in the Virginia Alternative Assessment Program.

+denotes students graduating on an Applied Studies Diploma with their cohort and returning to FCPS for post secondary instruction.

Local Math Elective (I-VII)

319911 (LOC MATH ELEC I)
319912 (LOC MATH ELEC II)
319913 (LOC MATH ELEC III)
319914 (LOC MATH ELEC IV)
319915 (LOC MATH ELEC V)
319916 (LOC MATH ELEC VI)
319917 (LOC MATH ELEC VII)
Grades: 9–12+
Prerequisite: IEP 

These courses focus on skills defined by the Aligned Standards of Learning and the Applied Studies Curriculum developed by the Virginia Department of Education. Coursework is designed to enhance the transition from school to post-secondary life including employment. These courses will focus on math skills for the real world.  Skill competencies addressed in the course may include basic math skills such as numerical operations, decimals, and fractions; geometric concepts; and calculator and computer skills. Students are taught to use a calculator for more complex mathematical operations. The Curriculum Map also includes skills required for personal management tasks such as budgeting and banking; managing a household and independent living; and basic employment math operations, such as measurement and time management. Students enrolled in the course will participate in the Virginia Alternative Assessment Program.

+denotes students graduating on an Applied Studies Diploma with their cohort and returning to FCPS for post secondary instruction.

Local Science Elective (I-III)

461011 (LOC SCI ELEC I)
461112 (LOC SCI ELEC II)
461213 (LOC SCI ELEC III)
Grades: 9–11
Prerequisite: IEP 


These courses focus on skills defined by the Aligned Standards of Learning and the Applied Studies Curriculum developed by the Virginia Department of Education. Coursework is designed to enhance the transition from school to post-secondary life including employment. These courses will focus on the environment and biology and students will learn to apply scientific concepts to everyday experiences. Students enrolled in the course will participate in the Virginia Alternative Assessment Program.

Local History Elective (I-III)

29961 (LOC HIST ELEC I)
29971 (LOC HIST ELEC II)
29981 (LOC HIST ELEC III)
Grades: 9–11
Prerequisite: IEP 


These courses focus on skills defined by the Aligned Standards of Learning and the Applied Studies Curriculum developed by the Virginia Department of Education. Coursework is designed to enhance the transition from school to post-secondary life including employment. Helping students develop the knowledge, skills, and values that will enable them to become effective citizens will be the focus. Curriculum incorporates history, geography, civics and economics. Students enrolled in the course will participate in the Virginia Alternative Assessment Program.

Developmental Reading (I-VII)

7822T5 (DEV READ)
Grades: 9–12+
Prerequisite: IEP


These courses emphasize reading and spelling skills with a focus on functional sight and community words for students with significant reading deficits. The course will target individual needs and attempt to inspire a love of reading. Students will utilize technology in a variety of settings to access and present information.

+denotes students graduating on an Applied Studies Diploma with their cohort and returning to FCPS for post secondary instruction.