The Carroll County Public Schools Post-Secondary Program has a new name – Transition Connections Academy (TCA). This program is designed to provide additional learning opportunities, especially work-based learning experiences, beyond a student’s four years in high school. TCA collaborates with a variety of community partners to provide the best possible learning opportunities for students.
The Academy is comprised of five seamless transition programs that focus on enhancing independence and increasing students’ individual capacity in the areas of functional academics, independent living, self-determination/self-advocacy, career development, and communication and social skills. The anticipated outcome of these programs is competitive integrated employment for all students. The programs include:
- TE@M – Transition Education @ McDaniel
Work-based experiences include conference services, dining hall, theatre, post office, risk management, and groundskeeping.
- TE@CH – Transition Education @ Carroll Hospital
Work-based experiences include supply chain, maintenance, housekeeping, food service, respiratory therapy, and the Family Birth Center.
- ST@CC – Seamless Transition @ Carroll Community
Work-based experiences include the college bookstore, continuing education, café stocking, café food prep, environmental services, and campus police.
- TOPS – Transition Opportunities for Personal Growth
Work-based experiences include custodial work for the Carroll County Government Bureau of Facilities and Carroll County Public Schools; community services at the Salvation Army and Humane Society; clerical work at the Carroll County Public Library, and child care at Little Friends of Grace Preschool and Crossroads Christian Preschool.
- CITY – Community Integration for Transitioning Youth
Work-based experiences include food service at Pizza Hut, retail at Food Lion and Boscov’s, and custodial work at Planet Fitness and St. Paul’s Church.
Follow the Transition Connections Academy on Twitter @CCPS_TCA.