• STRIVE Program Overview

    • STRIVE (Supported Training and Rehabilitative Instruction in Vocational Education) is one of the transition programs available to students with disabilities in Gwinnett County Public Schools. In order to be eligible for STRIVE, students must have met their diploma requirements at their high school. The STRIVE program supports students in the areas of Vocational and Career by providing instruction in the following areas: Daily Living Skills, Functional Literacy, Functional Math, Job Search Process, Self-Advocacy, Social and Communication Skills, Soft Skills, and Technology. 

      Students receive specially designed instruction to meet their educational needs in the community vocational setting. Students participate in community based vocational instruction to address needs in the area of employability including job awareness and work skills. STRIVE students are learning skills needed to get and keep a job. STRIVE is 100% community based; students do not receive instruction at Buice Center. STRIVE students, families, and staff collaborate to help the students meet their educational goals and create a plan for transitioning to post-secondary life before aging out at the age of 22. 

      STRIVE Student & Parent Handbook  

Assessments in STRIVE

  • We use a variety of approved assessments to measure and document student success and learning. Students in our STRIVE program have completed their high school credits therefore, there are no End of Course exams, Milestones or, Gateway assessments. 

  • What Do Students Need?

    • Parents often ask what STRIVE students will need at the vocational training site. This varies depending on the site where the student is working, but in general all students need to follow the guidelines below. Contact your teacher for detailed and specific information for your sites, or if you have questions about where your student is assigned.

      • Slip-resistant shoes (What are slip-resistant shoes?)
      • Black, navy, or khaki pants (check with your teacher for required color)
      • A plain, solid belt
      • Black socks
      • Solid-color, collared shirt (some locations require a specific shirt, which is provided)
      • Nails and facial hair trimmed professionally
      • Ask your teacher about jewelry. Some sites allow simple jewelry and some do not allow any jewelry.
      • Some school sites allow jeans on Friday. Your teacher will let you know if jeans are permitted for your site on Fridays.
      • Additional dress requirements might be neccessary.

      Please note that students training at medical sites, such as a hospital, may require medical clearance in order to train at that site.