816 S. Walter Reed Drive
Arlington, VA 22204
703-228-5800
Fax: 703-228-5815
Thursday, November 27, 2014

PEP Program

Program for Employment Preparedness

 
 

The PEP program is a community based class for supported work experience, supported travel training, and independent living training.   Students learn independent living and vocational skills within community settings, and all skills are tailored to meet individual student needs. The PEP program operates on a non-paid, supported work model for employment training.  Staff accompanies students to community training sites and works with our business partners to teach work and social skills.  Students accompanied by staff use both public transportation and school buses to access sites distant from the Arlington Career Center.  Other training sites are based at the Arlington Career Center or are within easy walking distance from the school. 

Prerequisite(s): The referral process must begin with the transition coordinator at the comprehensive high school.  The PEP Program Coordinator then reviews all transition coordinator referrals, taking into account student's age, year in school, and prior job training experience. 

For questions regarding PEP please contact Brian Stapleton.

Contact Information:

Transition and Special Education Coordinator    

Brian Stapleton

Brian.stapleton@apsva.us

703-228-8691

Program and Internship Coordinator

Micah Stein-Verbit

Micah.steinverbit@apsva.us  

703-228-5801

Program Teachers

Rosemary Donaldson

Rosemary.donaldson@apsva.us

703-228-5806

Laura DiNardo

Laura.dinardo@apsva.us

703-228-5802

Christina Eagle

Christina.eagle@apsva.us

703-228-5738

Erin Hannon

Erin.hannon@apsva.us

703-228-8695

Millie Rosario

migdalia.rosario@apsva.us

703-228-8690

Karen Shimkus

Karen.shimkus@apsva.us

703-228-5731

 

 

                                 

 

 

Last Modified on November 18, 2014