The Transition Program is a special education program, located at the O'Plaine Campus, that is offered to students with disabilities who require continued support after completion of their four years of high school. These students need further instruction and guided practice in the areas of work-based learning, independent living, and community access to further their independence as determined by the student’s IEP team. The students in the program have a range of abilities and disabilities. The goal of the program is to help each student reach his/her highest level of independence in these areas.
Each student participates in a curriculum that is adapted and appropriate to his/her needs, interests, and abilities. The Transition Program offers a range of experiences, allowing students to continue to learn and apply functional academics, self-advocacy/self-determination, problem solving skills, social emotional skills, and speech and language skills.
The experience in the Transition Program allows the students to make progress towards their unique IEP goals and post-secondary transition outcomes. Before exiting the program, the students and families gain an understanding of adult services and how to access these resources for life-long support. In collaboration with families and the community, we prepare student to be productive, integral, and valued members of society.
The Transition Program offers two levels of support based on students' abilities, needs and post-secondary goals.
Career and Adult Living Skills (CALS): The CALS Program offers support in the areas of independent living, work-based learning and community access, while promoting independence.
Supported Adult Living Skills (SALS): The SALS Program offers a greater level of support in the areas of independent living, work-based learning and community access, while promoting independence.
Our Transition Progam follows the District calendar (School Improvement Days, Early Release and Non-Attendance Days). Please refer to the District's main webpage for additional information. If there is a day when the student is not going to be in attendance, please contact the student's casemanager, as well as, the Oplaine Attendance Office (847-599-4799)
The hours for the Transition Program on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday are from 7:45am - 2:15pm. Every Wednesday is a late start for students across the District, so the students arrive at 9:25am and depart at 2:15pm.