As students at Olympic Academy get older and progress through the program, their Individualized Education Program (IEP) is required to focus more intentionally on preparing them for post-secondary transition.
Olympic Academy’s transitions program provides students in our 6-8, 9-12, and Summit programs the opportunity to receive support in planning their post-secondary transition and apply for unpaid work experiences within the academy environment. In the classroom, students complete a transition assessment, develop appropriate and measurable post-secondary goals, connect with individualized transition services (such as Morningside or programs from the Developmental Disabilities Administration), and plan their future course of study either at Olympic Academy or their home district. Outside the classroom, students are able to participate in simulated work experiences that may include administrative, clerical, reception, custodial, maintenance, technology support, or food preparation skills.
The goal of the program is to teach students occupational skills in a simulated work setting and build confidence and understanding of how to obtain a job and keep it!
Students that are enrolled in Transitions and wish to apply need to complete an online application and go through an interview process. Students are taught how to apply for a job; create a resume, letter of interest, and references; and go through an interview process. Students will receive feedback on their interview skills and will be provided ample practice if desired.