JHS Transition Program

“Building skills for a more independent tomorrow.”

About the Program

The Jamestown Transitional Living HouseThe Jamestown Public Schools Transition Program is a program within James River Special Education Cooperative. Although housed off-campus, it is run through Jamestown High School and follows their policies and procedures. This program runs from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, following the same calendar as the public schools. The program provides a post-secondary educational choice for students with disabilities who choose to continue working on transition skills through their Individual Education Plan (IEP). Related services continue to be addressed according to needs of the individual. Therapies continue as determined by IEP. Some therapies are at the house, some are off-site.


  • Must be receiving services through an IEP
  • Must be between the ages of 18 and 21
  • Must have completed all required credits through their high school for graduation
  • Students participate in the graduation ceremony with their peers before attending the Transition Program
  • Upon completion of the Transition Program, the student will receive a signed diploma

Graduates of the Jamestown SD Transitional Living Program

The Magic Bean Coffee Shop

Amy Bennett, Instructor at Transitional Living Home

Amy Bennett Instructor Transition House

Carol Kachel, Transition House Para Educator

Carol Kachel Transition House Para Educator