Academics

Transitional Program

A student peeling apples for apple crisp

IEA offers a transitional program as part of its high school curriculum. Students have three main areas of focus:

  1. Employment
  2. Community Involvement
  3. Life Skills

As part of their transitional learning, students partake in different jobs both in the school setting, as well as in the community. Students have an opportunity to learn a variety of skills, including:

  • Office work at the West Hartford Chamber of Commerce
  • Food preparation at Sally & Bob’s Eatery
  • Child care at local daycares
  • Retail experience at local merchants

Students also practice different daily life skills including, meal preparation, money handling, and more.