11 Spencer Lane ♦ Annandale, NJ 08801 ♦ 908.832.7200

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12+ program

The transition from high school to post-secondary education, employment, and independent living is an important turning point in the life of a young adult. The Hunterdon Prep 12+ Program gives students the opportunity to discover their interests and marketable abilities while gaining valuable real-life experience. 

12+ is a Transition Program offered to students who have completed or are close to completing the requirements for high school graduation. Enrolled students are typically between the ages of 18 and 21. The 12+ Program is committed to providing our young adults with the resources they need to become independent, productive citizens of their communities. Our trained staff individualizes the transition process for each student and our local community, institutions of higher learning, and the world of work all make up our classroom.

Enrollment in the 12+ Program begins with the establishment of a Personalized Transition Plan. This plan is created jointly by the student and the HPS 12+ Program Coordinator, and begins with the question, "What are you interested in?" This question begins the process of developing real work or educational opportunities that will help students make informed decisions about their future.  

mentorship assignments

Mentorship assignments are made based on a student's unique interests and aptitudes and a Structured Learning Plan is developed. Structured Learning Experiences (SLE) are experiential, supervised, educational activities designed to provide students with exposure to the requirements and responsibilities of specific job titles or job groups, and to assist them in gaining employment skills and making career and educational decisions. SLE participation aims to assist students in clarifying career goals, exploring career possibilities, developing employable skills, and making the transition between school and employment to further education and training. 

independent living skills

The 12+ Program Independent Living Component gives students the opportunity to partner with a local homemaker in need to gain experience in menu planning, shopping, cooking, laundry, and other household skills. Volunteering with and for others increases social interaction, and students also learn an appreciation for lifelong volunteerism. Independent living options and personal goals are discussed on a regular basis. 

group counseling

Group counseling is a valuable part of the 12+ Program and affords students the opportunity to meet regularly with an HPS counselor. The 12+ environment is designed to foster learning, exploration, and the acquisition of skill sets that will enhance future student accomplishments, and to build a supportive path from high school to post-secondary endeavors. Our young adults are encouraged to discuss and process real-life situations that arise with their counselor. Students are continually reminded that life is a journey and that they need to practice strong advocacy skills. In addition to group counseling, individual counseling is available on an as needed basis.

908.832.7200 ♦ Fax: 908.832.9772 ♦ 11 Spencer Lane ♦ Annandale, NJ 08801
csmith@hunterdonprep.org

HUNTERDON PREPARATORY SCHOOL IS A, not-for-profit, day school serving students between the ages of 12 and 21
 from over 40 school districts in New Jersey. We are located near the town of Clinton in west central NJ.