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The Sheltercare Center and The Sheltercare Home School Educational Program

The Sheltercare Center is a regional state-operated program whose local educational agency is supported by Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS).

The Sheltercare Home School Educational Program (SHSEP) is an alternative educational program for students who have been placed at the Sheltercare Center by the Alexandria City court system. SHSEP provides full-day educational services for school-aged students who are residing at the Sheltercare Center. The school is a secure facility with a capacity of 14 students. Students are enrolled for short periods of time, ranging from 1 day to 90 days. Teachers serving students are licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

What makes SHSEP uniquely important to ACPS?

  • Students reside at the Sheltercare Center
  • Short transient enrollment of a student
  • Multi-grade, multi-ability classes
  • Educational transfer summaries prepared for students enrolled for more than five days
  • Collaboration with Sheltercare Center staff and school-based staff
  • Secure facility