Student Success/Learning to 18

Elementary to Secondary School Transition

Resources for Teachers

A program is available to help students' transition successfully from elementary to secondary school.

The program includes:

  • assigning a teacher or other educator to provide support during the transition years
  • creating a student profile that highlights the student's strengths, needs and interests
  • developing a customized timetable for each Grade 9 student
  • tailoring strategies and interventions based on each school's unique advantages and challenges

For example, some schools may develop a strategy that links Grade 8 students with high school buddies who can serve as mentors.


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