TRANSITION PLANNING

There are a number of opportunities and programs available for students preparing to exit Summit Academy. Many of these opportunities involve both formal or informal connections between educational, employment, training, social services, and health services agencies including but not limited to Summit Agency Services.

Specifically, our high school students attend a daily transition class that focuses on either employment or entering a postsecondary training or educational program. We believe that our students should be exposed to as much vocational experience as possible to prepare for adult life.  The value of work allows our students to acquire jobs after they graduate and promotes competitive employment within our community.  Multiple work-based learning experiences such as internships, apprenticeships and other on-the-job training experiences provide increased opportunities for students to learn specific skills and transfer that knowledge to real-time work experiences.

Luke works with the Summit occupational therapist Christine on a hands-on transition project that reinforces employment skills.