Transition Overview for Students
Students, you are the most important part of the transition process! However, you may be asking yourself, “What is transition?” Transition is the change that occurs when you move from one stage of your life to another stage. For example, there are changes when you move (transition) from elementary school to middle school and from middle school to high school. Another very important change (transition) will be when you graduate from public school and begin adult life. The transition to adult life means you will be moving from public school to a job, college or training program, and into new places in your community.
To be prepared for a successful transition when you graduate, you need to begin planning now to achieve your goals. Great goals are those that you have thought about, prepared for, and worked toward. A high school football team never won the district or state championship by accident. The team won because they set a goal to win, and everything they did was designed to help them meet the goal of winning. Transition planning helps you and your family create a vision for your future, set goals, and identify the activities that will help you reach your goals after high school. Transition is about building skills that will help you be successful in your future!
This site is intended to give you information to help you to understand how to reach your adult goals. Explore the sidebar and tabs below to find information and resources to help you be successful in school and make a smooth transition after graduation.