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Extended School Year

College Planning & Prep:

Students customize their summer to fit their needs, using ESY time for higher education exploration, including college planning and summer courses. They receive support for current college courses and future plans, including assistance with applications and campus tours.

Job Exploration:

Students work three days a week at DSV warehouses, alongside employees, performing tasks like box-making and labeling, and they're paid for their work. On their free day, they explore career options through assessments and courses like Fine Arts with Collier teachers. They can also earn OSHA certification, Collier Transition Program's Work-Based Learning has been shown to boost self-esteem and communication skills according to staff.

Support Services:

Students receive ongoing support from counselors and related service staff such as OT, Speech Therapy, and counseling. Staff accompanies them to job sites to ensure comfort and support.

Social & Independent Life Skills Growth:

The Collier Transition Program's structured schedule eases the transition into September. Students practice communication, social, and life skills in real work environments, fostering collaboration with classmates and coworkers. Recent high school graduates beginning Transition in the fall can also participate, familiarizing themselves with their new environment and classmates.

Field Trips:

Friday field trips, a program staple, offer students a chance to bond and have fun after a week of work. Trips to places like Top Golf and White Water Rafting provide memorable experiences and opportunities for socializing.


Collier Transition Program ESY Application 2024

For more information on Collier Transition Program's Extended School Year Program, please contact, Taylor Brent, at 732-946-4771 x401 or