Personal Transition Plan
INFORMATION ABOUT THE PERSONAL TRANSITION PLAN (PTP)
Question 1: What is a Personal Transition Plan (PTP)? The PTP is a graduation requirement that aims to help students make more conscious decisions in high school in relation to their future, whether it be college, the military, trade school, etc. The Personal Transition Plan is about creating more options for students by encouraging them to explore different avenues for their future.
Question 2: What about the students who do not complete the PTP? What will happen to them? According to the state DOE, students who do not complete the PTP may not graduate no matter what their academic standing is. The Personal Transition Plan is worth 1/2 a credit and is mandatory. Students who do not complete the PTP may not be eligible for a diploma. The PTP is not a class – it is a working document that the students complete throughout all of their high school years. If a student does not complete all the PTP requirements, he/she will be half a credit short of the 24 credits needed for graduation.
Question 3: Who is responsible when students don't meet the PTP requirements? Ultimately, it is the student's responsibility for the completion of his/her own Personal Transition Plan. Much of the work can be done in the elective Advanced Guidance course Sophomore year. If the student does not take Advanced Guidance, he/she will need to let a PTP Coordinator know so that support can be given.
Question 4: What if a student does not complete one or more of the requirements? What’s the PTP make-up policy? It is the student's responsibility to make-up any missed PTP required work. Due to budget cuts, PTP make-up sessions may come at a cost. Parents should not wait until their child's senior year to become involved. The sooner students make up missing task(s) of the PTP, the better.
Question 5: What topics/content will be addressed in the Personal Transition Plan? The PTP consists of the following required elements:
1. Career Portfolio
2. Post-Secondary Plan
3. Professional Resume
4. Personal Statement
5. Mock Interview
• The PTP is a graduation requirement for all Hawaii public high schools
• The Personal Transition Plan (PTP) is a graduation requirement established by the Board of Education effective the graduating class of 2010.
• All students must fulfill the requirements of the PTP prior to the end of the student's 7th semester (first semester of his/her senior year).
If you have any questions about the PTP, please contact our PTP Coordinators (Ti'a Joaquin and Bronwyn Tatman) at: firstname.lastname@example.org or see the staff link to the right.
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