Please read the attachments. You must you one transition standard from the Alabama Department of Education Site. The student can be any grade between 9-12 grade. PREPARING FOR LIFE TRANSITION PLANNING GUIDE. I have placed an example of a transition essay under attachments. Transition Planning is the process that provides assistance to students, parents, and school personnel as they discuss and plan transition from school to adult life. Transition planning should prepare students to exit high school and successfully integrate into their communities, obtain and maintain jobs, get along with others, and live independently. This planning can be thought of as a four-step process and includes assessing interests and strengths, planning appropriate IEP transition goals, instructing with meaningful transition-related activities, and evaluating progress.