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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

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

  • 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?

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    • United WayExchange City/Education in Action

    • VerizonCity Year

    • HasbroEmpire Beauty School

    • RI Credit UnionTrades Training Center of RI

    • Explorers ProgramPranzi Catering

    • SodexcoVIPS

    • Home front/Homecare CANRISPCA

    • RI Community Food BankRI Junior Achievement

    • Children's Family ServicesYouthworks411

    • JWU SecurityWPRI/Channel 12 Weather

    • RIANGHabitat for Humanity

    • Providence Fire Dept.Providence Police Dept

    • Sherlock CenterExeter Job Corps

    • RI Recycling CenterFederal Hill House


    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


    Federal hill house – Paul, jeanne, dontai and tanesha


    Exchange city - paul


    Sodexco – Daniel & sincere


    Cox communications – Tommy & Willie


    Santana auto body – ezequiel & waldo


    Lecreatif salon - Lilly


    Ri food bank - miasia


    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

    • http://www.educationinactionri.org/

    • www.providencetransition.wikispaces.com


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