Transitional Living Curriculum
The current curriculum is a series of functional areas, which focuses on direct teaching in specific topic areas. The curriculum is unique in the sense that not only will students learn basic concepts and information regarding the topics taught, but will then apply the material to the living classroom, the Transitional Living facility. The program is designed to have the students participate in experiential learning opportunities that are both purposeful and unplanned. These events occur within a living/learning environment. The learning will take place when students apply their knowledge gained through these areas to this unique living classroom.
- The TL Economy is a mock bill-paying system used as a tool within the Transitional Living program. Through the TL Economy, students will begin to see how their actions directly affect their finances. The program also reinforces the life lesson that nothing is free, everything is earned.
- The TNT program exists to encourage physical activity and fitness for our students. This program teaches students that one of the keys to a healthy lifestyle is staying physically active.
- The Junior workshops are designed to create a holistic educational opportunity for young men and women that will prepare them for a successful and productive senior year. The program is designed to provide a smooth transition from the student home life to the Transitional Living experience. This will serve as the foundation for the continued learning opportunities that students will receive throughout their senior year.
- The Senior workshop program maximizes internal and external resources to provide dynamic workshops in key areas of development so students make healthy and educated decisions during their senior year and throughout their lives. These key areas include money management, healthy relationships, sexual health, drug and alcohol abuse, safety, and college readiness.
- The Spartan Cup program exists to encourage team building, camaraderie, and fosters a collective effort towards building a healthy Senior Class.
- The mission of the RA program is to develop young men and woman with active and creative minds with a sense of understanding and compassion for others. We will promote leadership values that will carry on into life after Milton Hershey School with real world application in college and the workforce.
- The Healthy Homes program is a ten-month budget-conscious nutrition program focused on educating students on proper meal planning, nutritious foods, portion control, and grocery shopping.