The Secondary School Transition Program (PASS - Positive Alternative to Suspension Support) is located at each of the three middle schools and GISH. Students are served at their
neighborhood school with room for 15+ students at each school. The transition program is the first placement in a Tier 2 or short term Tier 3 Support Program with entry and exit plans developed by the MTSS team.
The program has specific guidelines for instruction, Social Emotional Learning, and outside agency support. Staff includes 1 SECL teacher/mental health professional and 2 para-
professionals (Study Tutors) at each building site. Students are assigned to the PASS Program by the MTSS team with an individualized learning plan. Students are monitored on an hourly, daily, and/or weekly basis for success and at each 6 weeks. Student plans are reviewed by the building team for transition into the gen ed environment at 6 weeks. The individualized learning plan would include identifying specific behavior/mental health/academic interventions and would include opportunities for before/after school activities. Students would return to the classroom with a re-entry plan developed by the MTSS team. Decision rules for entry and exit will be developed by the Secondary Alternative Education Team. Edmentum courses and Google classroom will support instruction and the curriculum would include Social Emotional Learning curriculum supported by Second Step, Rage to Reason, and resources identified by the team at an approximate resource and training cost of $7000/year.