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PROVIDENCE TRANSITION ACADEMY. IN PARTNERSHIP WITH. What we are. A unique 1 year program for students who have met their high school academic requirements for graduation A program for students seeking an additional year of schooling in transition to workforce or post-secondary schooling

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Providence transition academy

PROVIDENCE TRANSITION ACADEMY

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH


What we are
What we are

  • A unique 1 year program for students who have met their high school academic requirements for graduation

  • A program for students seeking an additional year of schooling in transition to workforce or post-secondary schooling

  • A program to help develop employment skills and become more informed about individual life and career choices

  • A place to continue to learn in a non-traditional setting located on a college campus while participating in work based internships and community events

  • A place where students benefit from a vocational based curriculum and work based learning to continue the development of their transitional skills

  • We are Not: a fifth year of high school


Where are we
Where are we?

  • We are located at the Friedman Center at JWU Harborside Campus

  • Education in Action in partnership with the Providence School Dept provides us space and resources to operate the Academy

  • Students are not attending JWU - They have JWU ID’s, use campus facilities such as the REC Center, Computer Lab and space at Education in Action, but do not attend college classes


Who can apply
Who can apply

  • Students between age 18-21

  • Have an IEP

  • Met all academic requirements for high school graduation

  • Be ORS eligible

  • Have a completed vocational evaluation prior to leaving high school

  • Students who need assistance in the area of transition, specifically seeking employment skills and transition knowledge to become work ready

  • Students who are motivated to attend daily and participate in all required activities of the Academy


2010 year at a glance
2010 YEAR AT A GLANCE

  • 14 students

  • 8:30 – 1 :00 M-F

    • Sept – Oct: Assess Skills – Abilities – Interests – Resume/Interview Skills – Mock Work Days - Guest Speakers

  • Nov – Dec: Internship #1 8 weeks - Tues/Weds/Thurs

  • Jan – Feb: Internship #2 Job Task Analysis – Skill Building

  • Mar – April: Internship #3 Employer Evaluations & Employment Plans

  • May – Final Portfolio Prep and Presentation of Transition Plan

  • June 9 – Graduation 9-11 JWU Recreation Center

  • Mondays & Fridays: JWU student mentors – Outside agency applications – Computer Skills – Community Events - Budgeting – Assist with Job Applications and/or Training Programs


  • Our community partners
    Our community partners

    • United Way Exchange City/Education in Action

    • Verizon City Year

    • Hasbro Empire Beauty School

    • RI Credit Union Trades Training Center of RI

    • Explorers Program Pranzi Catering

    • Sodexco VIPS

    • Home front/Homecare CAN RISPCA

    • RI Community Food Bank RI Junior Achievement

    • Children's Family Services Youthworks411

    • JWU Security WPRI/Channel 12 Weather

    • RIANG Habitat for Humanity

    • Providence Fire Dept. Providence Police Dept

    • Sherlock Center Exeter Job Corps

    • RI Recycling Center Federal Hill House


    Current student internship placements
    Current student internship placements

    • Federal Hill House

    • Exchange City

    • Sodexco

    • Cox Communications

    • Santana Auto Body

    • LeCreatif Salon

    • JWU Rec Center

    • Amos House Construction

    • RI Community Food Bank

    • Police Explorers Program









    What s next
    What’s next

    • Weds Meetings at schools with Special Education Staff

    • IEP Team Recommendations

    • Feb 1, 2011 - Early Application Submission Date to Nancy Stevenin

    • Feb 11, 2011 (10 am– 1 pm) and (4 – 7 pm) - Academy Open House

    • Feb-March - student interviews and observations by academy personnel

    • April 1, 2011 - Application Deadline to Nancy Stevenin

    • April 8 , 2011 (4 – 7 pm only) - Academy Open House

    • April-May - student interviews and observations

    • May-June – Acceptance /Diploma Withheld

    • IEP Amendment - Additional Year with Transition Goals

    • July-August – Develop Individual Student Plans for 2011-12 Year


    Transition academy website resources
    TRANSITION ACADEMY WEBSITE/RESOURCES

    • http://www.educationinactionri.org/

    • www.providencetransition.wikispaces.com


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