TASSEL Transition Program
TASSEL – Teaching All Students Skills for Employment & Life
The TASSEL Transition program is designed for students with disabilities requiring an IEP, 18-21 years old, who have significant needs in at least two of the three transition areas: post-secondary education & training, employment, and independent living skills. Students qualify for transition support through the IEP planning process during high school. Placement in TASSEL is determined on an individual basis and by the student's specific transition needs. Transportation is provided to programming and work sites during the school day.
The goal of a Transition program is to prepare students to achieve independence. A continuum of services, supervision, and supports are provided ranging from minimal to intensive. Transition is a post-high school choice program; participation is not legally required. Services end no later than June of the year a student turns 21.
Students in TASSEL focus their coursework on their individual transition needs. We serve students directly at Hennepin Technical College South Campus in Eden Prairie as well as at the TASSEL Education Center located at 8040 Mitchell Road. Students have individualized programs based on their IEP goals which may include career preparation work through Pathways or courses at a pre-college or college level offered at Hennepin Tech. Classes in independent living are provided at TASSEL Education Center. Support is provided for coursework and employment.