Staying or Transitioning

Staying or Transitioning

Dyslexia and learning differences present ongoing challenges, and our program is structured to offer continuous assistance.

There are many factors that must be considered when making a decision to stay at Briarwood or to transfer to another independent or public school. Families that have questions about their child’s academic future outside of Briarwood are encouraged to speak with their child’s advisor or Division Director about how to begin building a transition plan.

Courses offered to all students are on or above grade level. Students continue to build upon and solidify the organizational, advocacy, and academic skills taught as a result of the individual attention from teachers and friendships formed at Briarwood. 

Our teachers, counselors, and Administrators guide students and families in making the best academic choices based on each student’s individual needs.


Before Graduation

Students who demonstrate a clear ability to self-advocate, study independently, sharpen their executive function skills, and consistently work on or above grade level may request to initiate a transition plan meeting. A transition plan meeting consists of a student’s advisor, teachers, administrators, and parents. This group of individuals works together to determine a transition plan designed to set the student up for success.

After Graduation

Through one-on-one sessions with the counselor and the College and Career Readiness course, students research a variety of post-graduation options, including two year community colleges, four year universities, technical college programs, or the military.


Addison Hutchins
Class of 2016

Addison graduated from Schreiner University with her Bachelor's degree in Mathematics. She obtained her teacher's certification through Region 4 and is now teaching high school math near Dallas, Texas.

Morgan Jones
Class of 2015

Morgan earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Physics from Trinity University in San Antonio. Morgan worked on a research project with a professor at MIT, earning him an invitation to obtain his Ph.D. He is currently completing his doctorate degree in Fluid Dynamics at the University of Southern California.

Ryan smiles in a headshot style photo.
Ryan Clark
Class of 2008

Ryan attended Schreiner University for two years and transferred to Northern Michigan State University majoring in English. Upon graduation, he attended The University of Houston-Victoria, earning his Master’s in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Educational Technology. Ryan currently works as the Instructional Technology Specialist at Briarwood.

Kris Dewitt
Class of 2019

Upon graduation from Briarwood, Kris attended Lamar University in Beaumont. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. Kris is now a law enforcement officer in East Texas.

After Briarwood
Briarwood holds a college fair each year and makes college trips with our Junior class.
Recent graduating classes have gone on to a wide range of colleges, including two year community colleges, four year colleges, and technical college programs. 

Visit & Learn More!

The best way to learn about Briarwood and get all of your questions answered is to schedule a tour and speak with one of our admissions members.