Services for High School Students

​If you are looking for help to make the transition from high school to jobs, careers, higher education or job training you have come to the right place!

DORS transition specialists help students with disabilities prepare for the future. A DORS transition specialist may be able to:

  • Arrange for services and testing that will identify skills and abilities.
  • Provide information about assistive technology. These are products and services that help with communication, daily living activities and mobility. 
  • Coordinate Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) that may include summer employment and internships with local employers.
  • Refer you to programs at the Workforce & Technology Center that help students with disabilities make the transition from school to work or higher education.
  • Support college or technical school training related to your employment goal.
  • Help you find a job that matches your strengths and interests.

QUESTIONS? Contact:

Jill Pierce
Transition Specialist
Jill.Pierce@maryland.gov
410-554-9109

 MSDE'S Maryland Together newsletter.

Maryland Together, COVID-19 Response & Continuity of Learning Response

To guide school systems and school communities on the path forward, the State Department of Education has released a comprehensive plan for long-term recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The “Maryland Together: Maryland's Recovery Plan for Education” was drafted in collaboration with the State Board, local school superintendents, and with input from a wide array of stakeholders throughout our State. This document lays the groundwork for the coming months as we maintain and improve upon online learning opportunities and identifies methods for recovering any lost instruction time that has occurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The plan also establishes the foundation for Maryland school systems as they begin to consider how they will bring students and educators back into school buildings once they are able to in a safe way