The Starting Line program is a “spiral curriculum” that guides students through numerous assessments, activities, and tasks in order to identify and reach their own meaningful, postsecondary goals. As part of the program, students identify their (1) wants and interests, (2) needs and strengths, (3) options for education and training, employment, and independent living, and (4) what they can do while they’re in school to enhance their value, knowledge, & skills. This process guides students to take ownership and responsibility for the direction of their lives using the following phases:
For districts or teachers looking to begin the Four Year Program with current freshman, start by purchasing one Phase 1 workbook for each freshman this year.
Over the next three years, purchase Phases 2, 3, and 4 workbooks as the freshman move through their sophomore, junior, and senior years.
For districts or teachers looking to implement the Starting Line program in a condensed version, the Fast Track is the solution.
For current sophomores, juniors, and seniors; purchase one Fast Track workbook for each student.
Fast Track is flexible and also works in programs for 18-22 year olds, alternative programs, and correctional institutions.