Regardless of their plans for post-high school education or employment, all students face uncertainty about their transition to adult life.
One way to help students overcome those fears is to better prepare them for the future by identifying their strengths and teaching them the necessary life and employment skills they need to succeed.
Due to factors like increasing academic requirements, many students receive limited preparation as they transition adult life which compounds their anxiety.
In many cases, students' who don't want to go to college, can't go to college, or shouldn't go to college become disenfranchised and frustrated with the traditional approach to education. The consequences of this unfortunate reality include:
Educators care about the future of their students and do their best to prepare them to be happy and successful, but they also face significant challenges to accomplishing this goal including:
In order to help teachers to prepare their students for life after school, Ten Sigma created the Starting Line program.
The Starting Line program is unique because it can be used to guide all students through the important steps of identifying post-high school goals and learning the necessary skills in order to make a successful transition to adult life. The program consists of two student workbooks called Foundations and Fast Track. The workbooks can be used separately or in succession as a complete curriculum to prepare students for post-school life. Here is a quick summary about the Starting Line program:
In each workbook, students are guided through a series of assessments, activities, and tasks for (1) employment, (2) education/training, and (3) independent living. After completing the workbooks, students are better prepared and have the necessary skills and knowledge, which results in a more positive and productive transition to adult life.
Below, you can download a free program overview and order workbooks or licenses.
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Ideally, students are best served by beginning with the Foundations workbook as an introduction to the important vocabulary and concepts related to key areas of adult life. Then, we recommend following up with the Fast Track workbook as a comprehensive program to identify and achieve their goals for their transition to adult life.
Remember that these workbooks can be implemented as “stand alone” programs or used in a holistic approach to preparing students for their transition to adult life that covers numerous years.
For districts, teachers, or parents looking for an “adult preparation” program middle school and/or early high school students, Starting Line Foundations is a perfect solution.
Implementing the Foundations program is easy. Purchase one consumable Foundations workbook or pdf license for each student who will participate in the program.
For high schools, alternative schools, parents, or corrections programs looking to implement a comprehensive “adult prep” curriculum, the Starting Line Fast Track is a perfect solution.
Implementing the Fast Track program is easy. Purchase one consumable Fast Track workbook or pdf license for each student who will participate in the program.