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  1. PROVIDENCE TRANSITION ACADEMY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Federal hill house – Paul, jeanne, dontai and tanesha

  9. Exchange city - paul

  10. Sodexco – Daniel & sincere

  11. Cox communications – Tommy & Willie

  12. Santana auto body – ezequiel & waldo

  13. Lecreatif salon - Lilly

  14. Ri food bank - miasia

  15. 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

  16. TRANSITION ACADEMY WEBSITE/RESOURCES • http://www.educationinactionri.org/ • www.providencetransition.wikispaces.com