Looking Towards the Future: Developing a Program of Study

State & Local Examples- Delaware

Smyrna School District (Website Link)

  1. Work every other day in a small group setting with a case manager to receive interventions and transitional services
  2. During IEP development and scheduling sessions, Case Managers and counselors provide consultative sessions and review of course of study
  1. Teacher select current setting and career goals
  2. The tool will provide the appropriate course of study to be placed in IEP and course request
  1. Students participate in spotlight nights
  2. Families are able to attend an evening event and meet with teachers/students to discuss courses, programs of study, and CTSOs

NTACT Resources

§ Attribute Worksheet Academic Engagement — A guide to creating an action plan focused on academic engagement and school completion.


Rowe, D. A., Alverson, C. Y., Unruh, D. K., Fowler, C. H., Kellems, R., & Test, D. W. (2015). A Delphi study to operationalize evidence-based predictors in secondary transition. Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 38(2), 113–126. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F2165143414526429



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