What is Transition?
Moving from the world of school to the world of adulthood is an import change. Transition services is the education, supports, and activities that are geared toward that time in a students life.
Transition planning does not just happen in high school. IDEA requires that transition planning start by the time the student reaches age 16 but for many students it is beneficial to start in earlier years.
Transition planning is part of a students Individual Education Plan (IEP). The IEP team develops the transition plan. The student must be invited to any IEP meeting when transition services and postsecondary goals will be discussed. The IEP team will discuss areas such as postsecondary education, vocational training, employment, independent living, and community participation.
Transition services are based on the student’s needs, preferences, and interests. Transition services must be a coordinated set of activities that are geared toward positive outcomes.
Franklin Community School Corporation and Transition
Franklin Community School Corporation understands the importance and excitement of the transition to adulthood years. Our goal is to Make this time meaningful and as stress free as possible for students and parents.
Along with providing support to all students during the transition years we also offer programs geared directly to students with disabilities.
Transition to Adulthood and Careers (TAC) is a program for students with moderate and severe disabilities that graduated high school with a certificate of completion. This program offers continued education in vocational, social, community, and independent living skills. Daily schedules and goals are developed on an individual students basis.
INSPIRE is a Special Services Johnson County and Surrounding Schools program designed to aid in the transition to adulthood. The INSPIRE Franklin College Program is a 1-2 year college campus AND/OR community-based program for students with disabilities between the ages of 18-22. Students in INSPIRE have received their certificate of completion. Accepted students may begin participation in the INSPIRE Program the fall semester after completing at least four years of high school.
Together, we empower greatness in all learners through collaboration, dynamic partnerships, and rich experiences that develop a world-class learning environment.
Franklin Community Schools - where education is student-centered and innovative, and learners are inspired to become great!
In a safe and nurturing environment, students:
* Learn at different rates and in different ways
* Learn more effectively while actively engaged
* Develop positive relationships with adults and peers
Individual Student Growth
Franklin Community Schools will provide learning experiences that maximize individual student potential.
Franklin Community Schools will share and receive information in a clear, concise, and timely manner.
Systemic Continuous Improvement
Franklin Community Schools will utilize a fluid process that engages stakeholders in defining, analyzing and evaluating possible solutions.
Franklin Community Schools will provide opportunities for teachers, students, support staff and administrative leaders to work together to achieve common goals.
Franklin Community Schools will build an atmosphere of confidence through an open and transparent environment.
We celebrate diversity as part of our community. We strive to treat each person with civility, courtesy, compassion, and dignity. To respect and learn from differences in people, ideas, and opinions are imperative to our special education program. We understand that nurturing this environment requires us to actively learn about others and create a safe place to listen to and value others’ thoughts and ideas. Following these objectives will make us more understanding people, strengthen our commitment to all transition services, and better prepare our students for success and fulfillment in life.