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White Bear Lake Area Schools
4855 Bloom Avenue
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Phone: 651-407-7500

Transition Education Center
13497 Fenway Blvd. Circle N.
Suite 400
Hugo, MN 55038
Main Office: 651-773-6051
Fax: 651-773-6052
Sara Derby, Supervisor
Direct: 651-773-6062

Transition Plus

Transition Plus provides a set of coordinated activities that assist students with disabilities, age 18-21, to move from the school setting into post-graduation activities. These activities include post-secondary investigation and preparation, vocational training, and employment preparation. These services occur both on site at Transition Plus as well as in the community. We have more than 30 community partners.

The instructional day at Transition Plus is split into two discrete parts. In the morning, all students receive formalized, seat-based instruction. Students rotate through courses that include Health Living, Reading for Information, Functional Math, Ingredients, My Community, and Employment Seminar. These courses cover all of the transition areas. In the afternoon, students participate in more individualized program. It is during this time that students work at community job sites, attend classes at the 916 Career and Technical Center, participate in on-line learning, attend Adult Basic Education Courses, and research and develop their post-secondary plans. 

Transition Plus Brochure

Transition Plus Course Catalog

Special Events:

Conferences: November 21 & 22, 2016 3:45 - 7:15

Community Partner Event: March 9, 2017 4:45 - 6:15

Graduation: June 7, 2017 12:30-1:45

Transition and Post-Secondary Preparation Program (TAPP) 

The Transition and Post-Secondary Preparation program provides an opportunity for young adults with special needs to progress toward graduation at an individualized pace based on their Individual Education Program (IEP).  Creative educational opportunities are incorporated to enhance community participation, employment, independent living and functional academic skills.  The student's Individual Education Program (IEP) ensures that the student's efforts are focused on meeting 'real world' needs.

In the TAPP classroom, each student works individually or in small groups on assignments and activities.  Small class sizes allow each student to receive support from the teacher during the school year to foster success in an attempt to make graduation a reality.  Assignments will be completed through a variety of approaches including textbooks, technology and individual learning opportunities.  Work experience, independent living skills, financial management, or meeting with a social worker are examples that students may benefit from in the TAPP program.  Students that participate in the TAPP program are placed by an IEP team decision, which determines this as an appropriate placement through due process.

Accountability with Academics and Restorative Education (AWARE)

Accountability With Academics and Restorative Education (AWARE) is an alternative to dismissal program and/or provides alternative education services for White Bear Lake Area School District students in grades 6-12.  AWARE provides students with education in a structured setting to complete schoolwork, process their decisions, and learn strategies for solving issues and problems.

Students are referred to AWARE by a school administrator, typically for a period of up to ten days.  Some students may be referred for a longer period of time.