A School Transition is a process that prepares partners– students, families and educators– to develop knowledge, skills, and relationships that help students move from one educational setting to another.
Components of Effective Transition Programming
- Begin early (before middle school begins)and continue through eighth-grade
- Respond to needs and concerns expressed by students
- Include all stakeholders (i.e., students, families, teachers, administrators, etc.)
- Provide structures to support student success
- Build knowledge, skills and relationships
School Counselors develop and coordinate a variety of transition programs for students and families. Current Bristow students play an important role in this process as evidenced by both our Bristow Ambassador Program and WEB Program.
Students may apply to be Bristow Ambassadors, representing the school at various school events. Bristow Student Ambassadors provide a service to the community, escorting guests, giving tours, and speaking on student panels. While sharing information about the school, Ambassadors learn to utilize personal experiences, anecdotes, and fond memories while gaining valuable practice in leadership and the art of communication.
“Where Everybody Belongs” (WEB)
WEB is a transition program that welcomes 6th graders and makes them feel comfortable throughout the first year of their middle school experience. Members of the 8th grade class are trained to act as positive role models, motivators, leaders and teachers who guide the 6th graders to discover what it takes to be successful in middle school. 6th grade students will experience an exciting orientation prior to the start of the school, and will meet with their assigned WEB Leader(s) during Morning Advisory one time per month.
Please refer to our transition calendar to learn more about other programming and upcoming events and activities.