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Learning Without Limits

We see children not as they are, but as they could be.

We see potential. By providing a healthy learning environment filled with incredible teachers, state-of-the-art equipment and comprehensive programs, SECEP is helping children with special needs succeed beyond expectations.

The Southeastern Cooperative Educational Programs (SECEP) is the premier regional public school system in southeastern Virginia. We provide true leadership for the development and implementation of comprehensive educational programs for students with special needs. With well-trained teachers and staff and classroom resources provided by SECEP and the cooperating school systems, SECEP has tremendous opportunities for children, parents and teachers. Where there is a need, there is a program, a school and a class.

SECEP offers five unique programs to serve the needs of the community: 

The Re-ED Program, the Autism Spectrum Program (ASP), Educational and Behavioral Interventions for Challenging Students (EBICS), Tidewater Regional Alternative Education Program (TRAEP), and Raising Expectations and Abilities for Children with Complex Health needs (REACH).  Located in freestanding buildings and individual classrooms within public schools, SECEP is present in more than 85 schools. We staff more than 210 classrooms in the Hampton Roads area—including the nationally recognized Renaissance Academy in Virginia Beach, home to 289,000 square feet of educational exhibits and high-tech learning space. Administrative offices are in Norfolk. Facilities are also located in Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Southampton and Isle of Wight. 

SECEP is a resource for the entire community. It’s a welcoming space where students with special needs can learn with dignity and respect. It’s a powerful advocate for parents. And it’s an opportunity for teachers to grow in an environment that emphasizes ongoing training, technological resources, highly competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. At SECEP, we’re leading the way—and providing opportunities for learning without limits.