Programs for Students Ages 18-21

Y.A.L.E. transition programs for continuing high school students ages 18-21 prepare students to know what to expect and how to succeed in adult environments.

Y.A.L.E. transition programs enable students approved by their sending school to continue receiving special education beyond their senior year of high school in order to make progress toward their IEP transition goals. Eligible participants have earned all of their academic and other high school credits. In collaboration with their parents and the sending school, students defer accepting their high school diploma while participating in transition special education instruction and services aligned with the IEP.

All Y.A.L.E. School transition programs feature:

  • Engaging instruction, with real-world opportunities to prepare for adult roles and responsibilities
  • Comprehensive curriculum and thorough transition assessments that address learning gaps and reinforce key skills needed for financial literacy, work readiness, and adult living
  • Work-based learning experiences for resume experience and exposure to various job sectors
  • Community-based instruction in natural settings to build confidence and independence
  • Opportunities for leadership and collaboration in work settings and student-managed enterprises
  • Social skills classes led by licensed counselors in the Standard 9 and CLiKS programs, which equip students with social communication and relationship skills
  • Ongoing training workshops for parents to help families become active partners in the preparation process

Multiple program options ensure that students make progress toward their individual transition goals stated in their IEP with the degree of challenge that is right for them. Instruction, including community-based experiences, reflects the student’s academic and functional abilities, as well as their level of independence.  Certified Y.A.L.E. special educators lead all areas of program instruction, collaborating as a full transition team with transition coordinators and work-based learning experts to progressively and systematically build skills for future environments.

Y.A.L.E. School transition programs serve students ages 18-21 placed by their school districts and charter schools, including those in Southern and Central New Jersey, Delaware, and Philadelphia and its surrounding counties. We encourage school districts to contact the Y.A.L.E. admissions office to arrange a conversation, tour, or virtual meeting that includes the case manager, parents, and a Y.A.L.E. transition team member.

The following transition programs are offered by Y.A.L.E. School at campuses throughout Southern New Jersey for students ages 18-21:

Standard 9 Program

Located In:

  • Cherry Hill
    • Camden County College, Blackwood
  • Northfield
    • Atlantic Cape Community College, Mays Landing
    • Central Square, Linwood

CLiKS Program

  • Y.A.L.E. School Erlton Annex, Cherry Hill

Project SEARCH

  • Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital
  • Jefferson Stratford Hospital