Accotink Academy's Transition Program is designed to meet the unique needs of our students by preparing them for further education, training, employment, and independent living. The transition process starts when the student becomes eligible for services according to their jurisdiction unless otherwise stated by the LEA.
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
Accotink Academy’s vocational training program provides students with specialized and general employability skills. A heavy emphasis is placed on “soft skills” training coupled with job sampling activities and work experiences that will help to develop and nurture skill competence and build self-esteem. The primary goal is to equip students with the skills necessary for gaining and maintaining employment.
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS/TRAINING PARTNERSHIPS:
Panther Closet (Thrift Store/Retail Experience)
Panther Den (School Store/Customer Service Experience)
Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services
Colvin Mill Run
South Run Recreational Center
Habitat for Humanity
Cloverleaf Equine Center
Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture
Village Chicken Restaurant
School Store Cashiers/Stock Clerks
The On the Job Training program (OJT) allows students the opportunity to participate in internships in the community. Based on the student’s occupational area of interest, he/she is assigned a Job Coach to assist in the progression of their post-secondary education, training, and employment goals. This is an amazing catalyst to the Career and Technical Education (CTE) offerings here at Accotink Academy.