Individual Student Alternative Education Plan (ISAEP Program) For Ages 16-17

Prince William County Public Schools offers the ISAEP Program for high school age students between the ages 16-17 years old to obtain a GED. This program is part of the Prince William County Public Schools Student Management and Alternative Programs Department.

Teenage students

  • The ISAEP coordinator for the 16-17-year-old-program is Christine Driscoll. For questions, you can reach her at 703-906-7053. If she is not immediately available, please leave a message. You may also email her at [email protected].
  • If you are seeking information about the High School Equivalency Examination program for adults, ages 18 and above, please visit the webpage for Adult Education or contact their office at 703-791-7357.

Students must contact their base school counseling office and complete a current registration packet for the ISAEP program.

The 16/17 Year ISAEP Program is held in-person.

Days and Times

In-person at Woodbridge High School on the first Tuesday or Thursday of each month, beginning September 5, 2023.

The 16-17 year old GED Program operates only through in-person classes at Woodbridge High School every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 5-8 p.m.

Mandatory attendance is required the entire three hours on both evenings.

ISAEP Program Description

The ISAEP Program is a national alternative educational program leading to a high school equivalent credential for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Students enrolled in this program must be able to pass a comprehensive exam targeting specific curriculum areas in order to complete their GED®. Unlike traditional high school programs, there is no grading system used to build credit toward the certificate.

The student's success in obtaining the high school equivalent credential is based solely on the student's ability to pass the exam. Therefore, the major focus of the program is to prepare students by building their competencies in reasoning through language arts, mathematical reasoning, science and social studies to successfully pass the GED® test.

Students who apply to the program will be pre-tested using a reading assessment and a computer-based diagnostic program to assess their educational levels and deficiencies. Students must first score a minimum of a ninth-grade reading level on a reading assessment in order to take the pre-test. Students who meet the minimum reading level requirements will then create a MyGED® account and complete the official state practice test, GED Ready®. Students who score a minimum of 125 on each section of the GED Ready® will qualify for the program.

After the pre-test, students will begin the state-of-the-art, computer-assisted instruction specifically designed for GED® test. Through MyGED®, students will be given an individualized score report that will highlight objectives in each subject area in which students will require instruction. The program will then track the students' progress through all of their sessions.

Students will also participate in teacher-led instruction in reasoning through language arts, mathematical reasoning, science, social studies, and vocational and career planning.

To enable the student's ultimate success in this program, teachers will monitor each student's progress as the student proceeds through the program, provide one-to-one assistance or tutoring with students as needed, and review each student's progress monthly.