A pathway for school success
Transitions serves as a critical bridge program for students preparing to enter a key transition point, such as middle school or high school. For many students, social, emotional, and psychological changes make the transitions difficult. ELA can help guide your students to success.
The Transitions model focuses on key success skills such as realizing the importance of first impressions, learning to become an iconoclastic thinker, developing a deeper understanding of who they are, recognizing and becoming advocates for their learning styles. This program provides a key tool kit and safe environment to practice and reflect on growth opportunities.
Social Emotional Learning Tools
How do students benefit from the Transitions program?
Researchers have noted adjustment issues during academic transition periods which can lead to:
- Decline in grade point average
- Decline in attendance
- Lack of feeling connected
Some students may also experience:
- Increased anxiety about school procedures & older students
- Changes in relationships with parents
- Social difficulties
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What do our students say about ELA?
“I liked the people that taught the program; they were very interactive and made sure that we were engaged in the conversation and that we were interested in what was going on. I think one skill I will put to the most use will be time (or self) management because being in high school definitely increases stress, so it is important to know how and when to spread your assignments out.”
The one tool that I have used is time management. I use it to manage time. I use it for homework, chores and schoolwork.
Business and industry is demanding that its workforce have these skills, but when and where do students learn them? ELA not only taught my students these success skills but truly developed them in these aspiring young professionals. My students are leaving the Effective Leadership Academy with a competitive advantage that applies throughout their future education and professional opportunities.
ELA is a thoughtful and energetic group. We have been so thrilled with the ELA programming that we have not only continued to bring them to campus, but we have expanded their role in working with our students on leadership development. ELA has created several unique and exceptional curricula for the many initiatives on which we have partnered. We look forward to continuing our relationship with ELA, so that our students will have the opportunity to learn from the best.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many students can participate in this program?
Transitions is taught in a classroom setting for up to 30 students/class. Many school partners take entire grade levels through the Transitions program.
What is the key focus of this program?
Key success skills to help students learn to embrace change.
What is the cost of Transitions?
Pricing can vary depending on the number of classes served, program location (in or out of Cuyahoga County). On average a single program costs $3,800 but the per program cost goes down when facilitating multiple programs within the same day.
We can work with your school to help with grant writing and sometimes have philanthropic funds to help offset cost.
How long is the program?
Transitions runs 8, 45-minute class sessions. Typically, schools schedule the program weekly across 8 weeks. Other options include 2/week for 4 weeks or daily, over 8 days.
What grade levels?
Transitions is ideal for students who face a big change, for example transitioning to intermediate, middle, or high school.
We have 3 different levels of the Transitions program for grades 5/6, grades 7/8, and 9th grade.
Is the program offered virtually?
Yes, the program can be delivered virtually through Zoom technology. It is ideal for students to be on individual devices so that they can utilize the chat feature and more easily participate.
What will students be doing during programming?
Program concepts are underpinned in leadership theory, taught through hands-on, engaging activities, games, and self-reflection activities then, connections to student lives are cemented through debrief discussions