Creating High Expectations

Link: Creating High Expectations (CHE) (

The primary goal of Creating High Expectations (CHE) is to engage the interest, awareness and knowledge of middle and high school educators, students and family members in underserved areas of southwest Virginia. The project will provide awareness of the opportunities and resources available that assist students with developmental disabilities plan and achieve post secondary education goals.


  • To develop and field test transition engagement and transition preparation learning modules for middle and high school students and their families.
  • To provide educators with teacher developed learning modules including transition lesson plans, activities, and resources for their students and the students' families.
  • To integrate the learning modules into existing and new transition awareness activities and workshops in underserved areas to encourage participation in college orientation experiences.
  • To disseminate field tested transition engagement and preparation learning modules to educators and transition specialists.