Transitions for Grade 12 Students

As students move through their secondary school years and the focus sharpens on what their options may be after secondary school, it is important to note that there are numerous paths to consider and that the pathways may not be linear nor mutually exclusive. For secondary students with LDs, the transition pathways may include:

  • Secondary to post-secondary (ongoing learning)
  • School to work (employment preparation, apprenticeship (OYAP), work readiness, employment)

Note: Most students with LDs will move through one of these two pathways; very few students with LDs will move directly from school to community.

According to Regulation 181/98, the IEP of an exceptional student who is 14 years of age or older must include a plan for the student's transition to appropriate post-secondary activities, such as work, further education, and community living. The regulation also requires the principal, in developing the transition plan, to consult with such community agencies and post-secondary institutions, as he or she considers appropriate.