Net Exchange Response
Title: Curriculum for a course related to middle to high school transition
Date Posted: 5/5/2008
Question: "I have been researching the area of students from middle school transitioning into
high school. I have read many resources on your website on this transition and transition in
general. In the practice notes entitled, Supporting Successful Transition to Ninth Grade, there was
mention of implementing an eighth grade transition course to enhance knowledge, skills, and
attitudes related to this transition. I am interested in such a course."
While a course would only be a part of the range of interventions related to
successful transitions to high school, it does provide a structure for elevating this important
concern. For a range of ideas, see the online clearinghouse topic page “Transition Programs/Grade
Articulation/Welcome at http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/qf/p2101_01.htm
For obvious reasons, we do not endorse any commercial products. To illustrate what is available,
however, we have appended to this email an excerpt from the online info provided by a publisher
about their middle school curriculum related to transitions.
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UCLA Center for Mental Health in Schools
Dept. of Psychology, P.O.Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095.
email: Linda Taylor ~ web: http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu