What is transition?
Transition, according to The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, is the passage from one form, state, style, or place to another. In school terms, it usually refers to the planning of time from graduation of high school to some type of post-secondary plan. This is a very critical and very important time for all students. The process can be a virtual roller coaster of emotions and is often compounded when a student has a learning disability.
The most popular post-secondary option for graduating students is college, but there are several other choices from which to choose. Upon graduation, students can pursue any of the following:
college adult education
technical school military
Within these areas are several sub-areas. For instance, college can consist of 2, 4 or 5 year programs and/or certification programs, community college, and private and public schools. Some of the information on the pages listed to the left may help answer some common questions about each of the post-secondary options listed above.