18-21 Post High School Services

  • Students receiving special education services who have an IEP (Individualized Education Program) are able to access 18-21 services through the school district. They have met minimum requirements for graduation in their districts, but have ongoing transition needs identified in their IEP’s, by the IEP team, and based on assessment data. Students may participate in a ‘social graduation’ but cannot accept high school diplomas to receive 18-21 services. Free and appropriate education (FAPE) ends once a diploma has been issued to the student.

    CSSD11 Transition Services

    * Provide community-based programming with a focus on connections to adult resources and/or services, as well as postsecondary education and/or employment opportunities

    * Clearly identify course and activity objectives aligned with individual transition needs and goals of students

    * Provide flexibility for school and community experiences based on individual preferences, interests, strengths and needs aligned with postsecondary goals


    We are located on the Lower Level of the Tesla Professional Development Center:

    2560 International Circle

    Colorado Springs, CO 80910

    Instruction occurs at Tesla and at various community locations around Colorado Springs. 


    We also currently contract with these agencies and organizations as needed, to support the individual IEP goals of students:


    Ariels Programs


    Special Kids Special Families

    The Independence Center


    Community Intersections


    Colorado Department of Education Links 

    CDE Transition Services for 18-21 Year Olds 


    CDE Transfer of Students for 18-21 Services