• Ninth Grade Transistion Planning

    IEP Meetings

    Beginning in 8th grade, the Learning Support students will be invited to attend their Individualized Education Program meeting.  They are encouraged to understand their disability and be able to self-advocate for their learning needs. 


    At the IEP meeting, the team will use the student’s post secondary plan to drive the goals and objectives.


    While most 8th graders are unsure of their career goals for after high school, it is important to begin to discuss how their courses at the high school should match their post-secondary plan. 


    Post- Secondary Plan Options

    -         Armed Forces

    -         Technical School or 2 Year Degree

    -         Work Force

    -         4 Year College Education



    Ninth Grade Course Selection Options

    -          Dauphin County Technical School:  The students who leave the technical school are prepared for higher education or the workforce. DCTS provides amazing opportunities to students interested in the following fields:  

                            Advertising Art and Design                                       Electronics Technology

    Auto Body and Fender                                              Food Service, Production, and Management

    Automotive Technology                                          Graphic Arts

    Building Construction and Maintenance                   Health Occupations

    Business Technology Application                            Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

    Carpentry                                                                Information Systems Technology

    Child Care                                                                Law Enforcement

    Cosmetology                                                            Marketing Education

    Diesel Technology                                                   Masonry

    Drafting and Design Technology                              Ornamental Horticulture

    Electrical Construction and Maintenance                 Outdoor Power Equipment Technology

                                                                                    Precision Metal Working        


    -         College Preparatory Courses: Designed to prepare students for a four-year college.


    -         Career Education:  Designed for students entering the work force or a two-year degree. Provides opportunities for job shadowing and apprenticeships.