The Next Step PCS offers a number of services and supports in addition to classroom instruction including:
Our Transitions program is designed to help the Next Step students and alumni plan and implement their goals for post-secondary school and/or career paths. Our full-time transitions specialist provides guidance on college, employment and vocations, and helps students access financial resources to continue their education.
For more information on our Transitions programs and alumni services, click here.
We offer free breakfast and lunch to day school students and free dinner to night school students by WT Cafe (in accordance with Federal Law and USDA policy).
To view this month's breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, click here.
To view The Next Step's 2016-2017 Healthy School's Act Health Profile, click here.
On staff tutors and volunteers allow individualized instruction for students, enabling students to progress at their own pace. Volunteers work during the day and night school as classroom aides or as one-on-one tutors with student.
Interested in becoming a volunteer tutor at Next Step? Click here.
We offer wrap-around case management services to all Next Step students. Our case managers complete an in-depth needs assessment of each student to evaluate what social, physical and emotional supports will enable the student to grow academically. Case managers also connect students with and help students navigate social services.
Bullying Prevention Policy
The Next Step recognizes that a school that is physically and emotionally safe and secure for all students promotes good citizenship, increases student attendance and engagement, and supports academic achievement. To protect the rights of all students for a safe and secure learning environment, TNS prohibits acts of bullying, harassment, and other forms of aggression and violence.
To view The Next Step's Bullying Prevention Policy, click here.
The Next Step uses restorative practices to build community and academic achievement and to repair harm when conflict occurs. Dialogue Circles are part of restorative practices and they are voluntary for staff and students. We have dialogue circles during lunch to offer a space for sharing and exploring topics such as culture, reading, typing, art, music, dance, parenting, and health and fitness.
The Next Step's Assessments, Student Support Services, and Career and College Readiness departments collectively assembled a Community Calendar to keep students abreast of upcoming testing dates, pertinent student events, and opportunities. To view the Community Calendar, click here.
Other Student Resources