RCS News & Events

Transition Academy students practice social skills while providing Thanksgiving meal

November 24, 2014

Rutherford County Schools

Students at the RCS Transition Academy provided a special Thanksgiving Meal for approximately 60 community members on Nov. 21. And even though the event featured lots of delicious food, the real benefit was to help the students with their social skills.

"Most of the Thanksgiving meal for us is practicing public speaking," Lead teacher Krista Morgan said.

The Transition Academy is a special education program for students 19-22 years old who have completed four years of high school and earned a special education diploma. The academy helps students with transitioning after high school by teaching life skills, communication aptitude and job training, Morgan explained. CONTINUE READING

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