Transition from ETHS

  • Preparing for life after high school

    The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004 requires transition planning for all students who receive special education services to begin no later than the first Individualized Education Program (IEP) to be in effect when the child turns 16, or younger if determined appropriate by the IEP Team, and updated annually thereafter.

    Transition services are a coordinated set of activities for a student with an IEP that are designed to support the transition from high school to adult life, including community participation, development of employment goals, continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living, and daily living skills training and vocational assessment, if appropriate.

    Transition services are determined by individual student needs and interests as well as the resources available in the school district. These services provide students with the education and life skills they need to increase their ability to have a positive and fulfilling life beyond high school. 

    Visit the Post-Secondary Planning page for links to local organizations that can provide additional support.