Transition classrooms

An Effective way to deal with problem behaviors

A model therapeutic classroom focused on prevention and early intervention to help children succeed in school and at home.


GOALS

Stop inappropriate behavior
Learn different coping strategies and new positive behaviors
Overcome trauma
Return to the larger classroom setting


SETTING

Trauma-informed care and resiliency-based classroom structure
Students have their own schedules
Individualized programming to meet student needs
Students can spend one or all periods in classroom


FORMAT

Teacher provides direct instruction at all levels
Some courses taught through online program
Staff conduct home visits and consult with parents


COMPREHENSIVE, INTEGRATE SERVICES

Available for all students at all academic levels, Laurel Life's transition classrooms use district curriculums to keep students on track academically so they can return to their regular classrooms without additional frustration. Every intervention includes support for families as well as classroom teachers, helping to increase the percentage of students that transition back to their regular classroom.


Each of our classrooms are staffed by professionals, including certified teachers, behavioral coaches, masters-level counselors and transition coordinators.  Staffing differences occur dependent on grade level.


 For all grades, the majority of discipline issues are handled in the classroom setting. While elementary students do not receive out-of-school suspension and are not sent home early, disciplinary decisions for middle and high school students are made at the discretion of classroom staff. 

THIS SERVICE IS AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

Bedford County

BEDFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT
BEDFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL
440 EAST WATSON STREET
BEDFORD, PA 15522


BEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL
330 EAST JOHN STREET
BEDFORD, PA 15522


Berks County

ANTIETAM SCHOOL DISTRICT

ANTIETAM MIDDLE/SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

100 ANTIETAM ROAD

READING, PA 19606


EXETER SCHOOL DISTRICT

EXETER TOWNSHIP SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

201 EAST 37TH STREET

READING, PA 19606


EXETER TOWNSHIP JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

151 EAST 39TH STREET

READING, PA 19606


LORANE ELEMENTARY

699 RITTENHOUSE DRIVE

READING, PA 19606


GOVERNOR MIFFLIN SCHOOL DISTRICT
MIFFLIN PARK ELEMENTARY
598 GOVERNOR DRIVE
SHILLINGTON, PA 19607

OLEY VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
OLEY VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
3273 FRIEDENSBURG ROAD
OLEY, PA 19547

OLEY VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL
3247 FRIEDENSBURG ROAD
OLEY, PA 19547

Dauphin County

SUSQUEHANNA TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT
THOMAS W. HOLTZMAN JR. ELEMENTARY
1910 LINGLESTOWN ROAD
HARRISBURG, PA 17110

Franklin County

CHAMBERSBURG SCHOOL DISTRICT
BEN CHAMBERS ELEMENTARY

481 NORTH FRANKLIN STREET

CHAMBERSBURG, PA 17201


WAYNESBORO SCHOOL DISTRICT

WAYNESBORO AREA MIDDLE SCHOOL

210 CLAYTON AVENUE

WAYNESBORO, PA 17268


FAIRVIEW ELEMENTARY

238 FAIRVIEW AVENUE

WAYNESBORO, PA

Mifflin County

MIFFLIN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTICT
MIFFLIN COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL
2 MANOR DRIVE
LEWISTOWN, PA 17044

York County

CENTRAL YORK SCHOOL DISTRICT

NORTH HILLS ELEMENTARY

1330 NORTH HILLS ROAD

YORK, PA 17406


CENTRAL YORK MIDDLE SCHOOL

1950 NORTH HILLS ROAD

YORK, PA 17406


CENTRAL YORK HIGH SCHOOL

601 MUNDIS MILL ROAD

YORK, PA 17406


EASTERN YORK SCHOOL DISTRICT
KREUTZ CREEK ELEMENTARY
50 NORTH LEE ST.
HALLAM, PA 17406


EASTERN YORK MIDDLE SCHOOL
746 COOL CREEK ROAD
WRIGHTSVILLE, PA 17368

EASTERN YORK HIGH SCHOOL
720 COOL CREEK ROAD
WRIGHTSVILLE, PA 17368


WEST YORK SCHOOL DISTRICT
LINCOLN WAY ELEMENTARY
2625 WEST PHILADELPHIA STREET
YORK, PA 17404

WEST YORK MIDDLE SCHOOL
1700 BANNISTER STREET
YORK, PA 17404


WEST YORK AREA HIGH SCHOOL

1800 BANNISTER STREET

YORK, PA 17404


Testimonial

I am confident that I can identify multiple successes that have occurred in a short period of time … I’d highly recommend this resource to work in any classroom, building or district." 

- Billy Hodge, Assistant Superintendent, Chambersburg Area School District, Chambersburg, Pa.