Life After Winston

Over the last decade, our specialized academic process resulted in a 99.7% high school graduation rate, and 80% of those graduates were college-bound. The remaining 20% of Winston graduates enroll in transitional, vocational, or other post-secondary programs.

Discovering the ideal next step for your child post-graduation involves close collaboration with families. Our dedicated staff help families find the most suitable path for their child's future.

Supporting Students After Graduation and Beyond

College Placement and Transition Planning

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  • When does the process typically begin?

    In the winter of junior year, each family is invited to participate in an individualized transition meeting with the College Placement & Transition Coordinator, and the student’s Focus teacher and Dean.
  • What is the initial goal?

    The goal of this initial meeting is to discuss the student’s strengths and interests, academic abilities, and current level of academic and social independence in order to identify post-secondary options that will allow each student to have a successful post-Winston Prep experience in a program that will continue to foster their academic and social growth.
  • What can parents expect after their first meeting?

    Following the student’s initial transition meeting, parents receive a follow-up letter, which summarizes the meeting discussion, lists the post-secondary options that were discussed for the student to explore, and outlines the next steps in the transition process.

    Families often utilize time during Winston Prep's spring break to visit college and program campuses. Throughout the remainder of junior year, the College Placement & Transition Coordinator remains in contact with parents and students, gaining feedback from them based on their research and making additional recommendations as is appropriate.

    Each family is then invited in for a follow-up transition meeting during the fall of the student’s senior year. The goal of this second team meeting is to revise each student’s list of post-secondary options, make additional program suggestions when appropriate, and to discuss in greater detail specifics of the application process.

Winston Prep Graduate

Winston Prep taught me how to be resilient and to draw on the strength and determination that has always been a part of who I am.

Winston Prep Alumni

Help us to showcase the resilience, courage, and independence Winston Prep alumni take with them after graduation.
Winston Preparatory School is a leading school for students with learning disabilities, including dyslexia, executive functioning difficulties (ADHD), and non-verbal learning disorders (NVLD).

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