Pepin Academies Transition Program
ABOUT OUR TRANSITION PROGRAM
Some students have a plan to go to college after high school and others may want to obtain employment. Some students may be unsure of what their next steps will be. Our Transition Program can support students that may need just a little bit more time and experience before their next step whatever their path may look like.
Pepin Academies Transition is a comprehensive individualized program of vocationally based training for young adults, ages 18-22, who have learning or learning-related disabilities. With deferment of a high school diploma, our Transition Program provides life and job training skills through hands-on experiences to explore various career pathways. This program is state funded and is provided at no cost to the student.
In addition to classroom and community-based instruction for career exploration, we provide classes for social emotional functioning skills, self-determination and self-advocacy skills, employability, and independent functioning skills for adulthood. Various pre-vocational experiences allow our students to have real work training with ongoing support and supervision from our Job Coaches, ESE Teacher and Transition Director.
It is important that students can follow rules and safety guidelines that are implemented. Students work in a variety of settings and must remain professional and courteous. Students are expected to be at each of their job locations at the appropriate time. Students are more independent and have less supervision than on a school campus. Students must be able to safely navigate these areas with minimal support.
We are now accepting applications for the 2021-22 academic year! Please contact us regarding any questions about deferment of diploma, available services for your students based on their current IEP, and any general questions about the Pepin Academies Transition Program. We look forward to working with you and helping to make your transition from school to the workforce successful!
For more information contact:
Janele Kilbey, M.S. CABH Amanda Knox