Next Step Transition Program

The Next Step Transitions program provides an intensive, specially designed and individualized program for Special Education students ages 18 – 21 that have graduated with a diploma.

Our classroom is set up as a mock apartment that any student might live in independently with most of the amenities of home. We believe in blending all the unique personalities and needs of our students in a home setting while teaching interpersonal skills that promote kindness, understanding, self awareness and patience with each other.


Our mission is to teach the skills that are necessary to be a successful well rounded adult, who understands what the real world will expect of them.

Purpose of Program:

Students are provided intensive specialized instruction such as:

  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Independent living skills, laundry, safety in the home, home cleaning and care
  • Cooking, following a recipe
  • Safety in the home
  • Knowing when to call for help
  • Grocery shopping 
  •  Problem solving strategies
  • Self regulation and de escalation strategies 
  • Self advocacy in any situation
  • Social skills, healthy relationships
  • Finance management
  • School based business management
  • Personal health and safety
  • Learning the value of community involvement
  • Volunteer programs focusing on future employment aspirations.
  • Provide opportunities to acquire certifications such as: food handlers license, 1st Aide card, drivers permit or license etc.

Crook County High School

Next Step Transition Program

Kim McBride

Special Education/Transition Instructor

541-416-6900 ext. 3171

Crook County High School

1100 SE Lynn Boulevard

Prineville, Oregon | 97754

P (541) 416-6900

F (541) 416-6913