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At the heart of the Collier Transition Program is a belief in the inherent worth of the individual and a belief in the capacity for personal change. Through quality education and therapeutic support, students come to experience themselves as caring, talented, and high-achieving individuals.

The Collier Transition Program serves students who have completed all of their high school graduation requirements but would benefit from support in enhancing their professional skills, college and/or vocational preparedness, and life-skills to increase independence and employability.

Collier Transition Program is great for students who have an IEP and have any of the following symptoms:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Poor socialization/Isolation
  • Oppositional/Defiant behavior
  • Discouragement/Low motivation
  • School refusal
  • Attention and adjustment difficulties

The Collier Transition Program is a highly individualized program that works with students on meeting their specific needs. Students participate in a comprehensive career interest and values assessment to establish their targeted goals. Students work with Collier High School’s Work Based Learning (WBL) Coordinator to place them in on- or off-campus jobs best suited to their career interests. They receive extensive coaching and job-skill development to help them achieve success after high school.

Students pursuing post-secondary education are supported through one-on-one tutoring, exercises to improve organizational skills, and support when communicating with professors. Students will take college and vocational courses concurrently with the Transition Program to make best use of the support our staff can provide.

The Transition Program supports students in becoming familiar with community, state, and federal resources that may be available to them as they move into adulthood.

Students participate in weekly individual counseling and group sessions. Additionally, students can be supported through continued meetings with the post-graduate counselor and Substance Awareness Counselor of Collier High School.