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Thank you for your interest in Transitions by Terra Verde Discovery School. We recognize that looking for a school for your child/children is both exciting and stressful. Transitions is a place of opportunity for students with developmental delays to focus on academic and life skills that enable independent living post-high school.

Admissions Criteria

Guidelines/Recommendations for Prospective Students

  • Ages 14-21
  • Able to manage daily medical needs
  • Proficient independent personal hygiene skills, i.e. self-toiletry, self-feeding
  • Below average cognitive abilities:  Learning difficulties, ADD/ADHD, Speech
  • Behaviors: students are expected to follow teachers’ instructions/directions and follow daily routines/procedures satisfactorily. Disruptive behavior that negatively impacts the program dynamic will not be accepted.
  • Academic: students can function at or above a third-grade level in reading, math, and writing

Other recommended skills

Students will be able to participate in activities such as:

  • Cooking
  • Keeping up with assignments
  • Running a small business (Snack Shack, Craft Business, Hump-day Coffee)
  • Complete daily chores
  • Pack own lunches
  • Write a short biography and be able to present information orally


Admissions Process

The Transitions admissions process is key to fulfilling our mission. We engage in a selection process with the goal of identifying students and family members who will benefit from a Transitions education. 

The admissions process begins by scheduling a visit to campus, where you will have a behind-the-scenes look at Transitions by Terra Verde. You’ll learn all that you need to know about Transitions and the Terra Verde campus. Click here for tour dates.

Once the campus visit has been completed and the application (click here for application) is submitted, we will schedule a day on campus with the student. Transitions will then notify you of acceptance via email and a mailed letter. 

Policy of Non-Discrimination

Transitions by Terra Verde Discovery School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.