Oak Valley Center is a structured therapeutic day school with positive behavior intervention supports, and a low teacher-to-student ratio.
Oak Valley Center is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Specialized Education Facilities (VAISEF), and licensed to operate by the Virginia Board of Education as a Private Day School for students with disabilities. Oak Valley Center serves students ages 7-22, who are eligible to receive special education services under the classifications of Learning Disabilities (LD), Emotional Disabilities (ED), Other Health Impairment (OHI), Multiple Disabilities (MD), and students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 3-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
All
Year Founded
1994
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
45 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
53%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
Oak Valley Center Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size
8 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Choir, Dance, Peer-to-Peer Mentoring, Student Government

School Notes

  • Oak Valley Center staff include highly qualified licensed special education teachers, trained instructional assistants, licensed behavior specialists, and licensed clinical therapists.  Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy services are provided in accordance with the student's Individualized Education Program. Oak Valley Center's primary focus is on student academic achievement and personal growth through a rigorous program that strengthens each student's self-concept and develops pro-social skills.  Our goal is to help every student become a more confident learner and make a successful transition back to their least restrictive environment. Oak Valley Center's educational and counseling staff in partnership with the student (where appropriate) and their family, work with their Local Education Agency (LEA) and community professionals, in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 to develop an Individualized Education Program designed to meet their academic, social/emotional and behavioral needs. Oak Valley Center's Behavior Management Program is a positive reinforcement program that encourages students to take responsibility and ownership of their actions, as they grow towards becoming self-sufficient and productive individuals.  Oak Valley Center's experienced licensed clinical therapists work with the student and their family to assist with crisis intervention, problem solving, collaboration and to provide reports on student progress.  Oak Valley Center presents a social skills curriculum in a group setting, introducing values such as honesty, conflict resolution, communication skills, problem solving, self-care, self-reliance, self-discipline and dependability.  Oak Valley Center's comprehensive academic instruction is designed to meet the expectations of the Virginia Standards of Learning and Common Core Standards.  Work readiness skills are taught in our Post-Graduation Skills class. Students graduating from Oak Valley Center receive a high school diploma issued by their LEA.  Virginia students can earn an Advanced Studies Diploma, Standard Diploma or a Modified Standard Diploma (Modified option is only available to students who entered the 9th grade for the first time before or during school year 2012-2013.) Extended School Year services are available by IEP approval.  Students attend school from 7:55 a.m. - 2:35 p.m., Monday through Friday.  For students referred by their LEA, tuition and transportation costs are paid by the Comprehensive Services Act for At-Risk Youth and Families. 

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