Welcome to Transition Services

  • Mission Statement

    The mission of the Transition Services department is to assist students as they prepare for the transition to their post-secondary adult lives. Transition Services create opportunities for students to envision their potential for post-secondary education, meaningful employment, and community involvement.  The outcome for students is to become independent and productive members of society.
    Transition Services
    Transition Services, a department of Student Support Services, provides services to transition age (14+) high school students with disabilities,  Transition Services facilitates programs such as Community Based Vocational Exploration and Training,  Work Experience, etc.  All Transition Services procedures and forms are located on the Washoe County School District website.  The Transition Services also maintains a resource library.
    The Special Ed Facilitators for Transition provide technical assistance and professional development to teachers and staff to meet the needs and post-secondary goals of students transitioning to adult life after high school.  In addition, the SpEd Facilitators for Transition collaborate with community agencies and adult service providers to facilitate the transition planning process in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for students, teachers, and families.  Opportunities are available for high school students with disabilities to gain information about post-secondary opportunities ie: local community colleges, four-year universities, career, and trade schools.
    Community Based Vocational Exploration and Training (CBVET)
    The Community Based Vocational Exploration and Training Program provides non-paid vocational training placements for high school students with disabilities.  Sites are established at businesses throughout the community near area high schools.  Community-Based Vocational Exploration and Training is most appropriate for students unable to seek competitive employment without support(s).
    The Community Based Vocational Exploration and Training experience allow students to learn and practice basic employability skills in real-world settings. School personnel supervises and assist the students at the job site. The staff monitors and evaluates all aspects of the Community Based Vocational Exploration and Training placement. For more information, please contact BFullerton@washoeschools.net.
    Work Experience
    The Special Education Work Experience Program allows high school students with disabilities to receive elective credit for employment or authorized volunteer/community service.  Work Experience credit does not replace or supplement standard class credit.  A student earns credit by being employed.  A half-credit (0.5) is earned for every 60-180 hours worked.  Credits are limited to no more than half (0.5) credit per semester.  Total Work Experience credits may not exceed a maximum of three (3) over the course of a student's high school experience.  


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Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web-Accessibility

  • The District prohibits bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination and/or retaliation in any of its educational programs/activities, employment, and employment opportunities.  For the District's full Notice of Non-Discrimination statement as well as methods to address questions and concerns please visit our Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web Accessibility page.

    For more information, visit the Civil Rights Compliance Department page.

    El Distrito prohíbe la intimidación, la intimidación cibernética, el acoso, el acoso sexual, la discriminación y / o las represalias en cualquiera de sus programas / actividades educativas, empleo y oportunidades de empleo. Para obtener la declaración completa del Aviso de No Discriminación del Distrito, así como los métodos para abordar preguntas e inquietudes, visite nuestra página de Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web Accessibility

    Para más información visite   Civil Rights Compliance Department page.