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TRAEP Program

Tidewater Regional Alternative Educational Program

The Tidewater Regional Alternative Educational Program is an academic program for students in grades 6-12 that have not achieved success in the traditional classroom setting.  Small classes with 10 to 15 students per class are paired with highly trained teachers. 

TRAEP offers a second chance for success.

TRAEP's supportive and focused environment gives students an "alternative" opportunity for educational success.  A core curriculum of English, Social Studies, Math, and Science are linked to the Standards of Learning (SOLs) as established by the Virginia Department of Education.  Credit-bearing classes, GED instruction and literacy remediation provide a continuum of educational options

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to the student.  Students also receive daily social skills training.  This training is provided in a group setting and utilizes the Skillstreaming Curriculum.  Students are required to model, practice, and role-play a range of pro-social skill behaviors that will help them to successfully reintegrate to the regular school setting or community. 

TRAEP operates freestanding centers shared with Re-Ed students in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach.  Our Norfolk location serves TRAEP students from Norfolk and Portsmouth.  Our Suffolk location serves TRAEP students from Suffolk, Isle of Wight County, Franklin County, and Southampton County.

TRAEP at a glance:

Our students.  Students earn credits toward graduation or can complete the requirements for a General Equivalency Diploma (GED).

Convenient classrooms.  We currently operate four centers located in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach.

Small class size.  A typical classroom serves 10 to 15 student per class.

A team approach.  Each classroom is staffed with a certified teacher.  Instruction in the core academics is provided as outlined by the Virginia Standards of Learning.  Additionally, teachers instruct students on appropriate social skills and relationships to build competence.  The classroom is supported by an Educational Specialist.  The Principal supervises instruction and is regarded as the instructional leader for the center.