First Advisor

Upton, Gary


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

Master of Education


School of Education and Counseling

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access



Number of Pages

173 pages


Students who make the transition from middle school to high school experience academic, procedural, and social changes. These students benefit from support designed to aid them in their transition from middle to high school. In this paper, the author identifies characteristics of students in transition, the transition itself, and successful transition programs. Also, it includes the design of a week long transition program to help ninth grade students make a smoother transition to high school. This program includes academic, procedural, and social components.

Date of Award

Fall 2006

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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