Prospective Students

The mission of the SUCCESS Program is to empower students with disabilities to become contributing members of a global society by assisting them in developing social competencies, promoting their independence, and encouraging self-advocacy for them in a safe and nurturing environment.  The SUCCESS Program provides post-secondary transition education for students ages 18-21, who have completed at least four years in a comprehensive high school, and exhibit potential for working independently in the domain of competitive employment.  Students earn a Maryland Certificate of Completion.  They work in a community based setting to learn skills for independent living and are exposed to the world of work.  At SUCCESS, expectations for each student are set high to ensure that every student experiences success in their learning and development. 

The home school will refer students to the SUCCESS Program if the student meets the mandatory requirements below:

Mandatory requirements:

  • At least four years in a comprehensive high school
  • Exhibits potential for competitive employment
  • Working toward a Maryland Certificate of Completion
  • At least one semester of work experience outside of the school setting

Preferred requirements:

  • Participation in FCPS Career and Technology Center Transition Skills Class
  • Exhibits appropriate behaviors in the classroom and at the jobsite (For example: travels to classes independently, performs a job with limited supervision, independent with self-care needs (feeding, dressing, toileting, etc.)
  • Able to communicate wants and needs
  • Able to perform work for at least two hours at a time
  • MD State ID card