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Wyoming Academic Transition Initiative

About the Initiative

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At the suggestion of several Partnership board members, the Lost in Transition initiative began in 2006. The Transitions initiative focuses on the five Hathaway Curriculum for Success content areas, listed below. The first discipline to meet was Life Sciences in 2006. English and Mathematics events began in 2008, World Languages in 2010, and Social Sciences in 2011.


The Lost in Transition initiative connects secondary and post-secondary educators and administrators to work together to improve student success as they transition from high school to higher education.

Learn more about the Lost in Transition work in your content area.

English: reading and writing disciplines.  

Life Science: biology, chemistry, and other science courses. 

Mathematics: math-related courses. 

Social Science: political science, history, and geography.  

World Languages: French, German, and Spanish.


This work has been made possible by generous funding from several sources.

The University of Wyoming President's Office provided the Partnership with a $15,000 gift in 2005.

The Qwest Foundation provided the Partnership with a $15,000 gift in 2009 and a $10,000 gift in 2010.  Click on the grant proposals and report below to learn more. 

The Wyoming P-16 Education Council provided the Partnership with a $3,000 gift in 2012.

Grant Proposals and Reports

The 2010 Qwest grant proposal for continued work is available here.

The annual Qwest grant report (May 2010) is available here.

The 2009 Qwest grant proposal is available here.

Related Resources

Partnership Lost in Transition Annual Reports

Common Core State Standards website

ACT Report (Dec. 2010): A Look at the Common Core and College Career Readiness

Qwest Foundation website

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