Early Childhood Programs

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Comprehensive pre-school program. Free to qualifying families.

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Comprehensive pre-school program. Free to qualifying families.

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Helping families of children with developmental delays.

K-12 Education & Student Services

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The Berks County Intermediate Unit offers a range of services for Berks County’s K-12 students. From serving the needs of our most vulnerable students to providing enrichment opportunities to all, the BCIU works to ensure every student succeeds.

K-12 programs include:

Special Education

Helping families of children with developmental delays.

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Serving Berks County students with special needs by teaching life skills.

Immersive work-based program for eligible students at Penn State Health St. Joseph's.

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"Total communication" program to meet the unique needs of each student with hearing impairments.

Specialized programming for secondary-age students with multiple needs.

Assists high school seniors with mild-to-moderate disabilities transition from high school to independence.

Career Readiness

Bridging the Gap Between Education and the Workforce

The ultimate goal of schools is to prepare their students for the workforce, and the Berks County Intermediate Unit helps support local students through a variety of career readiness programs including Career Pathways, CareerReadyBerks, and BerksSTEMConnection.

Online Learning

Just as all learners are different, so too are the people who teach them and the circumstances in which learning takes place. Berks Online Learning (BOL) offers Berks County students significant opportunities and advantages that other cyber and charter schools cannot.

BOL students remain enrolled in their home school district, which allows them to participate in the same school programs and activities as traditional classroom-based students. BOL students can still enjoy field trips, sports, social events, including the prom, and other aspects of student life. Best of all, BOL students earn a diploma from their home school district and graduate with their friends after they have completed their rigorous BOL education.