About Transition Services
The Westminster High School Transition Department serves students with an active IEP or 504 plan in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The program is designed to ensure a successful transition from high school to post-secondary adult life and is inclusive of career and/or college planning, transportation training, self-advocacy and independent living skills. Each year students participate in the following related services in accordance with their IEP: freshman career exploration, sophomore career planning, junior pre-employment training, and senior transition.
Potential coordinated activities include volunteer opportunities, community-based instruction, job application/interview support, college/financial aid application assistance, travel training, mock interviews, person to person DMV assessments, and driver’s training study groups. Through a partnership with the California Department of Rehabilitation, select students have access to job skills preparation and internships with local businesses. Current community partners include CVS, Cat Nap Cat Rescue Center, Art Supply Warehouse, Bloom Floral Design and the Westminster Senior Center.
Additional on-campus job opportunities consist of the Giving Farm, food services, and the Sylvia Mendez Learning Pavilion. The department is overseen by a transition coordinator and supported by a team of instructional aides and job developers.