Program for Employment Preparedness (PEP)

PEP Updates

November 11th- No School November 24th-26th- Thanksgiving Break

Designs by PEP

Designs by PEP is one of our new businesses! Students use their talents to decorate flower pots. We can even custom-make them! Check back for more details about our next sale soon!  

Student Run Businesses (PEP)

Our student-run businesses are our internal internships. Students learn hands-on job skills including money skills, how to monitor inventory and complete orders, how to have stellar customer service, and finishing work tasks with accuracy and pride. PEP businesses include: Brown Box Office Squad Designs by PEP PET Love. Learn more by clicking the links to […]

PET Love

New Product! PET Love now has COASTERS! We are selling coasters for $5 for a set of 4. We have sets of shelter dogs  just adopted dogs and smiling, dogs underwater, inspiration pet quotes, and funny cat pics. We are taking orders for personalized photo tiles that can be hung up with non-damaging stripes. $5 […]

The Order of Self-Determination

The Order of Self-Determination is a group of students who meet together to learn and teach others about self-determination. Students from PEP participate and lead workshops, conferences, webinars, and learning activities to students around Arlington County and beyond. Contact us at: Here is our latest webinar: Check us out in the news! We participated […]

Brown Box Lunch Order Form

Click on the link below to fill out your order form online! Orders must be completed by 10:00 am on Tuesday or Thursday. Forms will not be checked after 10:00 am. You can contact Rosemary Donaldson ( or Annie Vincent ( if you have questions or difficulty opening and filling out the form. Brown Box […]

Brown Box Lunch

Support PEP’s longest-running School Based Enterprise – Brown Box Lunch!   Brown Box Lunch prepares made-to-order sandwiches, wraps, and salads on Tuesdays and Thursdays weekly. School staff can fill out an order form and custom design the lunch of their choice. Sandwiches and wraps are served with a chips and a cookie; salads come with […]

Arlington Public Schools Transition Fair 2019-2020

The annual APS Transition Fair will be held at the Arlington Career Center on November 14, 2019 from 6:30pm to 9pm. Please fill out the form below in order to register for the event. Need dinner for the Transition Fair? Order from our award-winning Brown Box Program! Dinner is $7.00. You can pay the night […]

Transition Services for PEP Students Moving into Adult Services

The transition from school into adult life is a significant process, which incorporates all aspects of a student’s life. The Transition Coordinator, Patricia Braun, will help students with IEPs and their families plan for their futures as they move toward their graduation or exiting the Career Center. One step of planning for the future can […]

Office Squad Cards

Support Office Squad’s latest venture: student designed cards for all occasions! Now Available – All Occasions Cards!  See our available designs below. Cards cost $2.00 each and include an envelope.  To order, e-mail and indicate the card design you would like by number. Send us the cash, we’ll send you the card!