Special Populations » Transition


Transition services are a coordinated set of activities that focus on activities or courses of study available in high school that will facilitate students' movement toward their post-high school goals. IDEA 2004 requires that a student’s IEP must address transition when the child turns 14. The ARD committee should develop measurable goals based on appropriate assessment in the areas of training, education, employment and when appropriate, independent living.

Our goal at WISD is to offer individual transition services to create opportunities for successful futures and post-school outcomes.

WISD also has an 18+ program, Elevate, for students who meet the prerequisites for participation. The Elevate Program assists eligible students in their acquisition of employability and related self-help skills.




Resources for Transition Planning:

Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) 

Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS)

Disability Determination Services (DDS)

Texas Transition and Employment Guide.

Transition Specialist
Jenanne Hill


Waxahachie ISD Special Populations Department
1000 US Hwy 77 North
Waxahachie, Texas  75165