Youth guidance centres are responsible for guidance in the transition between lower and upper secondary schools in Denmark. These centres organise guidance sessions at lower secondary schools in collaboration with school principals.
From Form 6, students develop an educational logbook either on their own or together with a youth guidance counsellor, depending on the municipality. The goal of the logbook is to enable the student to make decisions about his/her future education and career.
In Form 8 and 9 (year 9 is the last year of lower secondary) the logbook should include information on the planned transition to upper secondary education. The lower secondary school teacher will conduct an assessment of the “study preparedness” of each student to decide whether the student is in the target group for additional guidance. If a student is assessed not to be ready for upper secondary education, s/he will take part in bridge building activities.
In Form 9 the logbook is completed with an individual transition plan that describes objectives and plans for after compulsory school.
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