A-STEP looks to provide continued educational opportunities for students as a transitional program back into a comprehensive secondary school setting. A-STEP’s students may be referred from individual secondary schools for possible acceptance for transitional purposes and will include those assigned by the RCPS’s Discipline Review Team for alternative placement. A-STEP allows for continuity of educational services for students to obtain academic credit, and vocational work experience while being supported in a smaller setting. Coursework is provided via an online format through the use of Edgenuity, RCPSOnline and RCPSOnline Academy for coursework offerings. The A-STEP lead instructor and program administrator will support both students and online programming by using additional methods aimed at helping and encouraging students.