• What are the Projected Courses of Study?

    • KSDE defines Courses of Study as “multi-year description of coursework to achieve the student’s desired post-school goals, from the student’s current to anticipated exit year”

    • More simply put, the Projected Courses of Study section of the IEP is a multi-year education plan based on career interest that also provides students access to career development opportunities. This is the area where we list potential elective classes based on the student’s transition goal.

    • Reminder: The IEP that will be in effect when the student turns 14 must include the Projected Courses of Study

      • For students in middle school, the Projected Courses of Study only needs to reflect courses through the 9th grade.

    Projected Courses of Study Tips & Tricks:

    •  Avoid listing the specific elective course name. Instead, use terms that describe the general area of elective study. Examples:

      •  Business Courses rather than Accounting 1

      •  Digital Media Courses rather than Computer Essentials

      • Culinary Courses rather than Culinary Essentials or Baking & Pastry 1 or 2

      • Construction & Design Courses rather than Intro. to Industrial Tech

    •  Work with the student’s counselor to determine appropriate elective courses for the student that allow the schedule to support the student in reaching their postsecondary goals

    •  Consider using the CTE Pathways By School site to help you determine elective areas of study and how to describe them in general terms rather than specific course names

    •  Consider partnering with your College & Career Counselor to determine how the student’s Individual Plan of Study and/or Xello Profile can be used to inform the transition plan


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