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Welcome to Community Transitions

Community Transitions is a Special Education program within Bellingham Public Schools that serves students through the year in which they turn 21 years of age. Students often encounter a new set of adult challenges which require different responses as they leave the high school setting. CT provides a full continuum of services intended to prepare students with mild to severe disabilities for a successful transition to independent living, employment and/or post secondary training. Supports are individualized based on the student’s need. Staff, parents and the adult students work as a team to create and nurture partnerships with adult services, college staff and businesses in the local community to identify the best place to maximize each individual student’s potential for success.

To be eligible, a student should:

  • Not have taken their high school diploma
  • Be able to be enrolled in Bellingham Public Schools
  • Be supported by an Individual Education Program (IEP) and still need specially designed instruction
  • Be recommended to participate by the IEP Team


  • Developing Relationships
  • Applied Academics
  • Independent Living
  • Leisure/Recreation
  • Job Skills
  • Goal Setting/Self-Determination
  • Vocational Experience
  • Transition Support
  • Portfolio Development
  • GradPoint

Program Information:


Referral Flow Chart

Class Schedule

Course Descriptions

Student Responsibilities


Dominique Lantagne   676-6470 ext 7195

Brett Evans                 676-6470 ext 7196

Liz Madden                 676-6470 ext 7197