Mrs. Kelly Painter
Transition is "preparing students for life after high school." It is a process that takes time, so we begin transition planning at the age of 14 and continue until graduation. During transition planning, we focus on post-secondary education or training, employment, and community living. Transition planning begins in middle school or early high school as students explore what they want their post-outcomes to be through career awareness and career exploration activities. It continues through high school as instruction supports students' individual post-secondary goals. During the course of transition planning, families are provided with information about community agencies such as the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR), Southwest Training Services, and other community resources that can assist graduates with their goals.