In an Effort to Provide Guidance for Parents Transitioning Their Students out Of
Byline: Submitted by District 211
In an effort to provide guidance for parents transitioning their students out of high school and into vocational or collegiate opportunities after graduation, local school districts will host the annual Directions 2013 event from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Road, Arlington Heights.
The event is sponsored by the Northwest Educational Council for Student Success, in conjunction with Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211, Northwest Suburban High School District 214, Barrington Area Unit School District 220, Harper College and St. Viator High School.
All students in special education programs, as well as their families, are welcome to attend.
"We encourage students from all grade levels to attend Directions 2013 so they can start reviewing their postsecondary options," said Diane Pfister, transition specialist at District 211. "Our goal is to provide parents and students with the information needed to develop a solid post-high school transition plan. …