Transition Academy

Program Information

Application Process

On the path to gaining independence

The three major components of this program include living in our transitional housing, learning crucial independent living and career readiness skills through a proven curriculum, and gaining work experience through internships and jobs. This highly structured and supported environment enables students to build confidence by strengthening their life and work skills before transitioning to a more independent living option at the completion of the 2-yr. Program.

The curriculum

Students take a series courses on relationships, finances, vocational skills, health / wellness and independent living. All classes take place on the college campus of Texas Women’s University and taught by our master’s level Transition Academy Instructor. Our students may also enroll in credit-bearing coursework if they are able, and will receive support in study and organizational skills from our staff. Individual mentoring and support are provided allowing them to broaden their life skills by applying what they learn in the classroom environment.

Gaining work experience through internships and jobs

Students benefit from our employment services, directed by our master’s level certified vocational counselor, such as career readiness classes, job preparation and on site job coaching. Students will participate in internships, volunteer work, and transitional employment during this time.

Building confidence and friendships

Everyone benefits from a sense of belonging. The 29 Acres Transition Academy provides an environment within our homes, the college campus and our job sites designed to help our students become vibrant, contributing members in all the communities where they are engaged.

We take an evidence-based approach 

Student Eligibility

  • An young adult who is at least 18 years of age.
  • Has completed high school or an equivalent placement and received a diploma or other certificate of completion.
  • Has functional math and writing skills with or without the use of assistive technology. Is able to read at least at a 4th grade reading level.
  • Demonstrates the ability to set and achieve personal goals.
  • Has an interest in attaining greater independence by securing employment and enhancing social, communication, vocational, health and wellness, and life skills.
  • Displays skills to manage stress and adapt to change or the ability to learn such coping skills with minimal disruption to others. Exhibits responsible and socially adaptive behavior with minimal supervision and appropriate support.
  • Demonstrates the ability to accept personal responsibility for actions and maintains respect for self and others and understands and follows all program rules and requirements.
  • Has limited or no history of aggressive or disruptive behavior; no recent history (within the past 3 years).


2023-2024 Annual Fee of $61,500 ( $5,125 per month) plus $1,300/year TWU tuition fee.

Fees may be offset partially by using state funding from TWC for Texas Residents and/or partial scholarships, if eligible. Please inquire during the application process.

Program cost is inclusive of:

Interested In Learning More?

Connect with us to get all the details. For interested clients and their families we offer virtual and in-person tours.