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Community Transitions

Streamed June 17 at 6 p.m.

2021 graduate community transitions

Welcome to Community Transitions

Community Transitions (CT) is a Special Education program within Bellingham Public Schools that serves students through the age of 21. 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.

Curriculum/Courses

  • Developing relationships
  • Applied academics
  • Independent living
  • Leisure/recreation
  • Job skills
  • Goal setting/self-determination
  • Vocational experience
  • Transition support
  • Portfolio development
  • GradPoint

Program Information:

 

Community thank you!

Thank you to all the businesses and community members who have supported Community Transitions students throughout the 2020-21 school year by contributing to informational interviews, mock interviews, class outings, guest speakers, trial work experiences and paid employment.

CT Administrator and Assistant Director of Special Education:

Analisa Ficklin

360-685-3306

Teachers:

Jaime Friedrich

Charlene Kintzele

Rain (Jessica) Gomez

360-746-5559

Dominique Lantagne

360-739-5942

Liz Madden

360-603-6065

 

 

Community thank yous