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New Additions to the Website!

The word New on a blue paint splatterJan 23, 2017 Additions and improvements on this website in the past few months:

SAT Testing Accommodations Approval Just Got Easier

December 21, 2016 The College Board announced this month that students who receive testing accommodations as part of an IEP or 504 Plan will have the accommodations automatically approved for taking the SAT, the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, the PSAT 10, SAT Subject Tests, and Advanced Placement exams. You still have to request the accommodations but approval is automatic. Full press release from the College Board

Seacoast ELOs Featured in News

Julianna Brown, 15, of Somersworth, describes the fabric she chose for her spring line of handmade make-up bags. (KIMBERLEY HAAS/Sunday News Correspondent) Union-Leader Photo

December 14, 2016 The New Hampshire Union Leader recently published an article about Extended Learning Opportunities (ELOs) in the Seacoast area. It highlights ELOs supported by Next Steps NH project partner, Strafford Learning Center. “The goal is to train students to get into the local workforce or open their own business in the community upon graduation, and is an example of how extended learning opportunities harness the power of nontraditional students.” See the full article: “Strafford Learning Center offers high school students training for workforce” 

Next Steps NH

The Next Steps NH project provides professional development and coaching to selected New Hampshire high schools for the purpose of increasing the graduation rate of students with disabilities, and students at risk. This is done through implementing evidence-informed transition planning practices that help students prepare for college, career, and adult life.

This website is part of the project and will house all tools and resources developed as part of the project.

View a simple sitemap for this website.

Video of the Month

“Getting Over Failure”: Jack Canfield, author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books, talks about taking responsibility for your life. 1:19-minutes. Lots more videos

Website Tour

Take 3:52 minutes and tour the website.

A one-page flyer about the website

Transition Lingo

Transition:  the process of assisting youth to move from high school to the adult world.

College and Career Ready: having the skills, knowledge and abilities needed to enroll, persist, and succeed in college and other postsecondary training opportunities, and to gain entry into a meaningful career.

Postsecondary: Elementary school is primary education, high school is secondary education, and after high school is postsecondary education.

Download this activity as one of your next steps to develop everyday language explanations of transition terms.