Transition Services (Post Grad)

Transition Services

The Transition Services Program at The Monarch School serves young adults aged 18 and older in furthering their development within the Four Core Goals™ upon graduation from high school. Pivotal to the success in this program are our Integrated Learning Practices, as they support continued application of the unique Monarch Four Core Goals in all areas of life.

 

Students in our Transition Services Program receive residential, academic, social and employability opportunities for Monarch graduates and other young adults in the community. Participation in this program provides your young adult with a plan, opportunity for practice, and a place for their evolution into contributing citizens.

 

Day Program

The Day Program portion of our Transition Services Program offers extended opportunities for our students to engage in a variety of therapeutic, educational, and vocational activities throughout the course of the day. Operating from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Friday, our students will be assigned a “coach” who serves as their mentor and delivers therapeutic support. Each student meets individually once a week with their coach, and together they generate an individualized schedule based on need, interest, and strengths.

 

The program offers beneficial opportunities to develop in the areas of social, academic, and professional growth. The student participates in therapeutic groups where they primarily address the goals of Relationship Development and Self-Regulation/Self-Awareness. They also engage in enrichment opportunities, including the Life Academy’s three enterprises (culinary, production, and business administration), art, woodworking, music therapy, and newsletter – all of which enable our students to discover and harness marketable talents that attract employers.

 

We further support our students in their respective journey towards employability by providing them with job coaching, as well as hands-on community service opportunities both on and off campus that allow for the practice of project management skills. Additionally, residents assist with event planning and host Friday socials once a month. Additionally, we provide academic support for students who are interested in post-secondary education.

Residential Program

The Monarch School also offers a residential option as part of its Transition Services Program. Residents enjoy an individualized program that supports growth and competence in living apart from their parents. The focus is on teaching skills for daily living including hygiene, physical health, nutrition, money and time management.

 

We operate both male- and female-only houses wherein three residents live with one faculty member, each with their own personal room. We also offer apartment living for residents who are ready for more independent self-management, typically in the form of two-bedroom/two-bathroom apartments with a faculty member on-site. Both the houses and apartments are within walking distance of the Monarch School campus.

 

A very busy calendar of activities available to residents, including opportunities to attend professional sports games, day trips, bowling, local festivals, and more. The residents also enjoy sharing a meal together once a week, which helps them practice meal preparation and relationship development.

Employability

Transition Services Employability Program progresses in stages to ensure life-long success, from on-campus internships and off-campus externships to full-time, competitive wage-earning employment. Adult learners attend Employability classes and access hands-on career training through Monarch’s Life Academy.

 

As students acquire skills, they move to either off-campus externships for additional skills training or paid employment. Careful consideration is applied to ensure adult learners are placed in appropriate employment positions based on personality type, sensory needs, aptitude, and ability.

 

Our overarching goal for adult residents on the Employment Track at Monarch School is for each of them to acquire a paid position with a company that matches the learner’s unique temperament and skill set.

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