The Need for a Post-Secondary Transition Program in Alternative Schools

School counselors have the opportunity to impact the educational experience of students who are at-risk and students diagnosed with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD). Often the influence of school counselors is related to understanding the needs of the student population, creating programming to meet the identified needs, and determining the setting that will provide the highest level of success. This paper will provide an overview of students in alternative schools, students with EBD, and the benefits of implementing a post-secondary transition program in alternative schools. Also included are the implications for school counselors: the components of the post-secondary transition program, and Adlerian approaches that would be beneficial to use with students who are at-risk and students with EBD.

Jessica Sapp
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