Transition to High School with an IEP/504 Meeting: Thurs., Nov. 15

Families of 8th grade students with an IEP or Section 504 Plan are encouraged to attend a presentation titled IEP / 504 Transition into High School. This is a collaborative event led by District 86, Hinsdale Central High School, Hinsdale South High School, and the PTO Parent Network. The evening will provide an opportunity to meet the district and high school administrative teams, current students and includes valuable information to help families with an IEP or Section 504 Plan prepare for high school.

Held on Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Hinsdale Central High School Community Room, this collaborative / transition team will speak on a variety of topics, addressing the following questions:

  •  What are the options for classes in high school?
  • How is placement decided?
  • Why are there recommendations for placement?
  • How and when is the class schedule created?
  •  How many students are placed in a ‘regular’ class compared to a more supportive class?
  • What are the levels of classes?
  • What are the benefits of a co-taught class in high school?
  • What is an IEP transition meeting?
  • If a child qualifies for an Instructional Assistant (aide), how will that be arranged?
  • What is the schedule of key events and meetings throughout the 8th grade school year?
  • What are the expectations of a child in high school?
  • Why does the school expect independence and how does this affect a parent’s decisions?
  • What is the impact of labeling?
  • What is differentiation?
  • Why are inclusive practices so important?
  • What are the homework expectations?
  • Where does a parent go to keep track of their child’s progress?
  • How does a parent know when their child is struggling?
  • Where do you go for support and information?
  • Why think about college now?