Pulley Special Education Center
6500 Quander Rd, Alexandria, VA 22307
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Peter Kelly
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School Summary

The Earl L. Pulley Career Center strives to meet the career educational needs of all students regardless of their personal challenges.  The Pulley Career Center is committed to:

  • Providing career and independent life skills training to students with disabilities.
  • Empowering a diverse population of students for transition to a variety of post-secondary options.
  • Providing students with the requisite skills for self-determination, independent living, and education for employment.
  • Coordinating the transition of all students with post-secondary service providers.

Successful transition is facilitated through a continuum of instructional strategies, interdisciplinary team services, technology utilization, and community resources.  The program is designed to serve students with disabilities aged 18-22 years who require instruction through a modified curriculum focused on life and career skills.

Instruction is provided in a wide range of environments, including:

  • Small group classrooms
  • School-based jobsites, both enclave and independent
  • Community-based jobsites, both enclave and independent
  • Community resource sites, such as public transportation, banks, shops, etc.
  • Supervised settings, with support provided by school staff and/or natural supports
  • Unsupervised settings, such as independent jobsites and use of public transportation

Last Updated: 2019-02-01

Enrollment Enrollment as of May 202324: 84
Grades 9-12
FCPS Programs Last Updated: 2022-01-14
Special Features

Instruction is provided to develop the following essential skills:

  • Occupational Guidance and Preparation including:
    • Development and application of fundamental employability skills
    • Knowing and exploring occupational possibilities
    • Selecting and planning occupational choices
    • Planning for transition into work force
  • Independent Living Skills including:
    • Skills necessary for living independently
    • Independent community travel
    • Essential reading/math literacy skills
  • Personal Social Skills including:
    • Self-awareness and self-confidence
    • Social responsibility
    • Interpersonal communication and relationships
    • Decision-making
  • Self-Advocacy Skills including:
    • Requesting accommodations
    • Seeking assistance
    • Participation in transition planning
Last Updated: 2019-02-01
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Attendance Area This school is part of Region 3 and the West Potomac High Pyramid. Enter your street address in the boundary locator to determine which schools your student should attend.