What is Secondary Transition?
Secondary Transition is the process of preparing students for life after they leave high school, including participation in post-secondary education or training, employment, and community living. These three areas are often referred to as "post-school outcomes" and are the driving force behind Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) written for students in high school. Transition planning begins at age 14, in middle school or early high school, as students explore their interests and their goals through career awareness exploration activities.
At Susquehanna Township School District, transition services are provided for all students with IEPs age 14 and older, or younger if requested. A variety of activities and programs are offered based on the needs and goals of each student. A community-based program, called "Learning for Life," is offered to students whose IEPs indicate the need for job training, post-secondary exploration, and/or independent living skills. Participation in this program is determined by the IEP team.
Participation in career-focused field trips and other community opportunities is facilitated by the Transition Coordinator. Student participation is determined by school counselors, principals, and the Transition Coordinator, and is not limited to students with IEPs.
All students have the opportunity to meet with the Transition Coordinator, their School Counselor, and Case Manager (if a student with an IEP), to complete Transition Assessments, research career and job paths, investigate college majors and campuses, and/or engage in career-based counseling.
OVR is hosting an Early Reach Academy at Penn State Harrisburg this summer from July 10- July 22, 2016
It is an intensive 2 week on-campus experience to build & enhance independence skills for students planning to attend post-secondary education ( 2 or 4 yr college, technical/trade school after graduation.
This opportunity is open to 10th & 11th grade students with any disability ( or 504 may apply as well)
Students will need to meet OVR eligibility to participate
Students will reside on campus in dormitory with other students
Students will participate in numerous team building activities as well as audit classes, learn financial literacy, practice daily living skills, social skills & self-advocacy, explore career opportunities, AT, & generally learn what college is all about
How to apply:
Complete the application ASAP!
The Deadline says 1st round is February 1st; however deadline may be extended into March
Space is limited to 25 participants and selection process is competitive
There is NO cost involved!
Notifications received by May 1st.