Rockbridge County Schools are committed to providing all children with opportunities to benefit from public school education. Special education programs and services are available to county residents who have children with special needs and qualify for support. Services are designed to meet those needs and to provide educational opportunities in the general curriculum to the extent possible.
Age of eligibility for services includes those students whose second birthday falls on or before September 30, and who have not reached their 22nd birthday on or before September 30 (two to 21, inclusive).
Services are provided to students in the following disability categories as defined by federal and state law: autism, deaf-blindness, deafness, developmental delay, emotional disability, hearing impairment, intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, or visual impairment including blindness.
The state of Virginia is a recipient of a grant received by the Waterford Upstart program. This
program provides a unique opportunity for families to participate in the Waterford Upstart
Summer Learning Path to support home-based kindergarten readiness delivered via
technology over the summer. When parents are given the tools and knowledge to support
their children, everyone wins. Every parent is empowered as their child’s first teacher right in
The Waterford Upstart Summer Learning Path is FREE to both families and school districts.
This program is funded through a grant from the Overdeck Family Foundation. This program is
available for families who will have a kindergarten eligible child in fall 2022. Families are
encouraged to sign up soon, as the program kicks off on June 6.
WHAT FAMILIES WILL RECEIVE
● Research-based, efficacious, award-winning reading and math/science instruction
delivered to each child for 20-25 minutes daily.
● Weekly family support through a family coach to encourage the family through literacy
knowledge, preparation for supporting a school-age child, and usage tracking. This
personalized support is available in over 20 languages.
● All necessary hardware, software, and infrastructure for each family (including
software for each family, as well as a Dell laptop and internet when needed). As an
added bonus, families who complete the program successfully will get to keep their
laptops at the end of the program!
● Software licenses for all children in the home, including those who are not
participating in the program directly, but may require additional reading, math, and
● Pre/Post Assessment and efficacy research.
HOW TO SIGN UP
● Families can register for the Waterford Upstart Summer Learning Path directly by
completing the registration form online at www.waterfordupstart.org or by calling 1-888-982-9898.
● Eligible children are those entering kindergarten in the fall of 2022, who reside within
Advisory Council - The Rockbridge Area Special Education Advisory Council (RASEAC) serves the schools divisions of Rockbridge County, Lexington City, and Buena Vista City
2022 Family Engagement Survey
English Version ----- English Version of SY 2021 - 2022 Indicator 8 Parent Survey
Spanish Version ---- Spanish Version of SY 2021 - 2022 Indicator 8 Parent Survey