Charter Goals & Educational Objectives

  • Goal 1: Learning Experiences

    The Richmond Career Education and Employment Academy will provide a unique curriculum that embodies the Aligned Standards of Learning (ASOL) and evidence-based practices that focus on functional academics, independence, community skills, career exploration vocational education, and employment. Instruction will be delivered using differentiated, systematic, and researched-based methodologies with an assessment process that focuses on individualized education program (IEP) goals and ASOL.

    Goal 2: Learning Experiences

    a) Fifty percent of Richmond Career Education and Employment Academy students will achieve advance proficiency on the Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP).
    b) Ninety-five percent of Richmond Career Education and Employment Academy students will achieve proficiency or advance proficiency on the Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP).

    Goal 3: Learning Experiences

    All Richmond Career Education and Employment Academy graduates will have a functional communication system that promotes social interactions required for post-school success.

    Goal 4: Learning Experiences

    Richmond Career Education and Employment Academy will create and implement a person-centered plan for each student that will be reviewed annually and revised as appropriate. The plan will be based on each student’s individual strengths, preferences, and needs that result in desirable post-school outcomes, including employment and active, productive engagement in the community.

    Goal 5: Learning Experiences

    Richmond Career Education and Employment Academy will implement a curriculum based on defined entry points that are aligned with students’ strengths, needs, current skills, and previous experiences with community-based instruction and vocational preparation. Students will enter the program as a) career explorers, b) career preparers, or c) job seekers/employees as defined by the scope and sequence of the curriculum.

    Goal 6: Post-School Outcomes

    a) Eight-five percent of Richmond Career Education and Employment Academy graduates will be employed and / or enrolled in post-secondary education / training within one year of leaving school.
    b) Eighty percent of Richmond Career Education and Employment Academy graduates will be employed and / or enrolled in post-secondary education / training within three years of leaving school.
    c) Eighty percent of Richmond Career Education and Employment Academy graduates will be employed and / or enrolled in post-secondary education / training within five years of leaving school.

    Goal 7: People / Staffing Quality

    Richmond Career Education and Employment Academy will employ licensed special education staff that has, at minimum, three years experience working with youth or adults with autism or low incidence disabilities.

    Goal 8: Operations

    Richmond Career Education and Employment Academy will manage operations to achieve long-term sustainability while serving as a model for other schools across the Commonwealth.

    Goal 9: Community Engagement

    Richmond Career Education and Employment Academy will partner with community agencies and businesses to provide diverse and individualized vocational opportunities for students with significant cognitive and communication needs including, but not limited to, autism and intellectual disabilities.

    Goal 10: Community Engagement

    Richmond Career Education and Employment Academy will provide outreach and educational opportunities for parents, community agencies, businesses, and organizations to ensure that they are aware of resources for students and connected to appropriate adult services to foster a seamless transition from school to community.