Concord Academy prepares students for success after high school through an individualized transition program. Throughout high school, students are immersed in authentic learning opportunities with the goal of increasing their levels of competence and confidence in life skills and job-readiness skills in both school-based experiences and real-world settings.
An emphasis on readiness for life after Concord includes individualized transition plans for all high school students. Transition services help our students understand their disabilities, learn practical self-advocacy skills, and better prepare for the future.
All high school students have a customized transition plan, developed as part of the ILP process, outlining their path to potential post-secondary placements.
Our transition director develops the transition curriculum, leads the faculty transition team, and coordinates student experiences. She facilitates each student’s transition journey, and guides them in skill-building, community-based learning, and other authentic activities that make them better prepared for Life After Concord.
All high school students take a transition class as part of their school day, focusing on skills that will facilitate their success in life after high school. Students practice job and life skills, such as organization, interpersonal communication, resume building, completing job applications, participating in mock interviews, off-site job internships, and college/career planning.
Job Simulation Lab
Our job simulation lab helps students discover their interests and aptitudes. Students development is monitored as they progress through levels of difficulty in five career domains.
Job and Life Skills
Transition services assist our students in preparing for the future and include: job skills and life skills; resumes, job applications, mock interviews and internships; college planning and applications; understanding disabilities and learning self-advocacy skills.