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Transitions Academy

NWLSD TRANSITIONS ACADEMY

CONNECTING FOR STUDENT SUCCESS

 
NWLSD Transitions Academy: Connecting For Student Success
 
At Northwest Local School District’s Transitions Academy, we understand the path to success does not always look the same for all students. When a traditional academic setting is not ideal*, home school administration may refer a student for placement at Transitions Academy (TA). Students attending TA benefit from smaller staff-student ratios, a modified school day, varied instructional modalities, and individualized social-emotional-behavioral supports.

 
  • Individualized academic learning plans developed at the start of placement
  • Direct access to licensed social worker daily
  • Students can still remain connected to home school and school activities
  • Access to school-based resources and community supports
  • Online and in-person learning experience
  • Small group tutoring
  • 1-to-1 Chromebooks
  • And so much more...

TRANSITIONS MISSION AND VISION

Program Vision
Transitions Academy will facilitate ongoing connections with students, family, and referring school staff to assist students with SMART goal monitoring to promote the team’s desired transitional goals.
 
Program Mission
Transitions Academy will provide an individualized, student-centered learning environment by addressing the unique academic, social, and/or behavioral needs of each student to engage them in their education and prepare them for next-step transitional goals.

TRANSITIONS STAFF

 
Our staff is trained in both Restorative and Trauma-Informed Practices. We understand the importance of building and maintaining supportive, ongoing relationships with students and families, and believe this is a critical component to establishing a safe, welcoming environment to promote student success.
 
Mrs. Heather Kidd
Mrs. Heather Kidd
Program Administrator
Phone: 513-648-3183


Ms. Cristen Casteel
Ms. Cristen Casteel
Program Coordinator
Phone: 513-648-3183

TRANSITIONS MODIFIED SCHEDULING

Modified Schedule Times:
Session ONE: 7:30 AM—10:25 AM
Session TWO: 11:05 AM—2:00 PM

Students will need to attend one session 4 days per week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday)

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT

 
All program options at Transitions Academy utilize a modified attendance plan. Regardless of the program option type, all students are required to complete a minimum of 27 hours of academic activities each (5 day) week*. Because a portion of these hours must be completed independently outside the school day, regular access to the internet outside of school is necessary and critical for student success. *Hourly requirements are based on the number of days in the school week.

PROGRAM LEADERS


Mrs. Heather Kidd
Mrs. Heather Kidd
Program Administrator
Phone: 513-648-3183
 
Ms. Cristen Casteel

Ms. Cristen Casteel
Program Coordinator
Phone: 513-648-3183

Who Can Attend Transitions Academy

Transitions Academy (TA) is a referral-based, off-site academic program for students in grades 7 –12 attending one of the following NWLSD schools:
 
  • Colerain High School
  • Northwest High School
  • Colerain Middle School
  • Pleasant Run Middle School
  • White Oak Middle School