High School Equivalency Program (HEP)

Provisions

Academic Provisions

Residential Provisions

Transitional Provisions

The transition component of the program is designed to support the placement of students in post secondary or employment settings commensurate with their interests and abilities and to ensure successful integration of students in community settings. Several transition activities are incorporated into the HEP program. Activities include:

A transition specialist is responsible for implementing the transition component of the program. He/she coordinates the administration of individualized vocational evaluations and interprets their results. She provides individualized vocational counseling and teaches and coordinates the life skills and community living classes. These classes are designed to assist students in developing and refining social and work adjustment skills. Students are taught to conduct on-line job searches and receive instruction in completing job applications, interviewing, resume writing, handling interpersonal work relationships, and appropriate work behaviors.

A speaker’s bureau consisting of representatives from various community agencies provide HEP students the opportunity to interact with individuals from their communities. Representatives share issues and concerns affecting adult community living and make students aware of services to which they have access.