James C. Hormel School

James C. Hormel School

Year-Round, All-Day School 

If your child struggles in public school due to a developmental disability (autism or another neurological disorder), VIA schools may provide a solution. Our James C. Hormel School (JCH) is licensed to serve those 6 to 22 years old, and our students come from 14 central Virginia school divisions. VIA is here to help when your children's needs for learning, communication, behavior, or social interaction are too intensive for public school settings.

OUR APPROACH

We focus on helping students succeed in their least-restrictive settings—whether with us, with another program, or in public-school.

Learners at VIA’s JCH School engage in comprehensive, state-of-the-art education and clinical programs designed to address a range of needs. Our services are based on the principles of applied behavior analysis, and our students receive services from behavior analysts, special educators, speech-language therapists, and occupational and physical therapists. 

FUNDING

Typically, eligible students receive funding through their local school districts’ special education Individual Education Plan (IEP) process. Talk to your child's teacher or school administrator to explore options. Find your school district's contact information

Offerings

COMMUNITY PARTNERS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM 

Students learn social, behavioral, and cognitive skills in preparation for more independent and connected adult lives through VIA's partnerships with local businesses. 

FAMILY RESOURCE NAVIGATOR

Our Admissions and Family Support Services Coordinator provides advice, guidance, support, and referrals to other organizations and agencies for students and their families.

ACCREDITATION AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

James C. Hormel School