• The Next Step Transition Program


     

    Our Mission 

    The Next Step Transisiton Program prepares young adults with disabilies for the demands of competitive integrated employment, independent community-based living, and post-secondary training opportunities through person-centered and individualized programming. 
     
    Our Vision 
     
    The Next Step Transisiton Program's vision is that one day, all people with disabilities will have the opportunity to engage in meaningful employment, to live more independently, and participate fully in community life.  

    Confidentiality 

    All students at Next Step Transition are 18+ years old. Next Step is intentionally designed to serve students who are post-high school.  Since the student is 18, he/she retains all rights and responsibilities of an adult unless they have a court appointed guardian or conservator. The student (or court appointed guardian) is responsible for signing all documents and records.

    In addition, the student is also responsible for releasing information to parents and others on their team. School staff may not release information to parents or others, or invite parents or others to meetings without the notification/permission of the student. 


    Calendar  

    Next Step follows the District 622 school calendar. However, if the student is employed, the employer determines the work schedule. (The student is responsible for his/her own transportation on non-school days.) Program hours are 8:30 a.m. - 2:20 p.m. 


    Transportation   

    Transportation is provided to and from the student's home high school by way of a shuttle bus from the high schools to The Next Step. Special transportation is provided for students who have physical or other special needs. Students are encouraged to use the MTC, the NEST bus, Metro Mobility or to drive whenever possible and appropriate.


    Graduation 

    Students graduate from Next Step by successfully completing their individual education plan (IEP) goals and objectives. A graduation plan is developed by the IEP team and the student.

    The IEP is developed by a team, which may include the student, teacher, parents, work coordinator, administrator, and at the student’s request, adult service providers such as DRS counselors, county social workers, mental health professionals, and other individuals involved in their life.

    The diploma is issued by the student’s home high school the year the student leaves Next Step, not the year the student leaves the high school. 
  • Contact Us


    The Next Step Transition Program
    2586 7th Ave E
    North St Paul, MN 55109
     
    School Hours: 8:20am - 2:20pm
    Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00pm M-F 
    Phone: 651-621-1900
    Fax: 651-621-1991 
      
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    Heather Kosec
    Program Supervisor
    651-621-1910
     
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    Adrianne Grosek
    Student Services Clerk
    651-621-1901
     
     
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    Kayla Campanelli
    Associate Administrator 
    651-621-1934
     
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    Latoya Garrahan
    Social Worker
    651-621-1909
     
     
    Santina Grumbir
    Psychologist
     
     
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    Kelly Riemenschneider, LPN
    Health Office Nurse
    651-621-1915