Realistic Transition Program (RTP)

What is Realistic Transition Program (RTP)?

  • Small group and personalized classroom based instruction in:
    • Getting and keeping jobs
    • Becoming more independent
    • Learning about finances
    • Connecting with community resources
    • Finding post-secondary college/training
    • Completing high school requirements
  • Supports student in his or her transition from high school to the adult world
  • Half-day program

Why Attend?

Students with IEPs can have extra time (through the year they turn 21) to get support and services in learning how to be a successful adult

Who Attends?

  • Students with IEPs who are at least 18 years old
  • Has had the opportunity to attend 4 years of high school
  • State Assessments are met (highly recommended) 
  • Home high school IEP team has recommended that student needs more time for supporting post-secondary success 
  • Has current IEP and evaluation
  • Still needs to complete at least one graduation requirement: Culminating Project, High School and Beyond Plan, and credits


  • Karen MacDonald, SPED
  • Larry Hoff, SPED/CTE

Registration Process

  • Send the RTP Move Up Eligibility Form with transcript and discipline to RTP
  • RTP will arrange a meeting with the student
  • RTP will notify student of enrollment status

Credits - Transcripts - Graduation

  • 1.5 credits earned for AM or PM session per semester
  • RTP case manages student’s schedule, registration, transcript management
  • Uses Alteration to Graduation form if needed
  • Diploma will be issued from home high school