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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 8. Education
Agency 20. State Board Of Education
Chapter 671. Regulations Governing the Operation of Private Schools for Students with Disabilities
11/24/2020

8VAC20-671-490. Program of instruction and learning objectives.

A. Each school's instructional program shall reflect the written philosophy of the school. The methods, procedures, and practices shall reflect an understanding of and meet the applicable academic, vocational, therapeutic, recreational, and socialization needs of the students served.

B. The instructional program shall be designed to meet the needs of all students enrolled and shall educate students with age-appropriate peers unless it can be shown that for a particular child with a disability, the alternative placement is appropriate and documented on the student's IEP, IIP, or 504 Plan.

C. Services shall be delivered in accordance with the student's IEP, IIP, or 504 Plan.

D. Children of preschool ages (two years to five years, inclusive) shall receive services determined by the child's IEP, IIP, or 504 Plan.

E. Students 14 years of age and older shall be provided opportunities to gain knowledge and occupational readiness skills necessary for successful transition to postsecondary education, training, employment, and independent living, as appropriate.

F. Each school shall provide a program of instruction that clearly articulates learning outcomes for the core subjects: English, mathematics, science, and history/social science. Schools may use Virginia's Standards of Learning (SOL).

G. Each school shall require students to participate in a program of health and physical fitness during the regular school year unless the student is unable to participate due to a medical condition or has met the credit requirement for graduation.

H. Each school shall provide students with opportunities to gain appreciation for art and music.

I. Each school shall provide an instructional program that promotes the individual student's developmental growth and academic achievement at successive grade levels, as appropriate.

J. The school shall equitably serve the needs and interests of all students, taking into consideration age appropriateness, cultural norms, physical abilities, and cognitive abilities.

K. Each school shall implement evidence-based practices to improve academic, behavior, and social outcomes for all students.

Statutory Authority

§§ 22.1-16 and 22.1-321 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 31, Issue 24, eff. August 26, 2015.

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