WHAT IS AN INTEGRATED TRANSITION PLAN?
An integrated transition plan couples the school with Community Support Agencies. The plan identifies the specific actions that students require as they enter high school, move from grade to grade and then proceed into post secondary or the workplace.
Transition planning requires a team approach that includes the student, school staff, parents and outside agencies. Where needed, it may also include school board support staff.
The key in the transition process is early on ongoing planning to identify-among other things-current progress, changing interests and post-secondary options.
Each student with an Individual Education Plan (IEP) must
have an Integrated Transition Plan once a year. At St. Thomas Aquinas, we schedule our transition meetings early in the fall. We find that this makes any adjustments during the current school year more efficient as the student has returned to the school from a busy summer.
Resources for Families
Transitioning from Elementary to Secondary School
Transitioning from Secondary School to Post-Secondary Education