Community Based Transition Program

  • CBTP grad Sumner-Bonney Lake School District’s Community Based Transition Program (CBTP) teaches job skills to special education students ages 18 to 21.

    To help with the transition from high school to employment, the District partners with local businesses and organizations to offer internships for CBTP students. For the 2018-19 school year, our 14 students, referred to as interns, volunteered 6,385 hours at 35 business partners.

    From making copies and collecting recycling to washing dishes and setting up for events, we’re thankful to our partners for offering these valuable opportunities that give students the skills and experience needed for a successful life after school.

    March 2020

    Community-Based Transition Program earns Silver Spoon Award

    We congratulate our Community-Based Transition Program (CBTP) for earning the Emergency Food Network’s Silver Spoon Award!

    The reason for the honor comes from a partnership with Emergency Food Network's Mother Earth Farm. CBTP interns helped build seed trays, composted the orchard, and worked on perennial gardens. The interns’ work directly supports Mother Earth Farm’s ability to donate over 100,000 pounds of organic produce to Pierce County food banks, and through their efforts helped be a more productive place.


     Thank you to our business partners: 

    • Auburn Humane Society 
    • Bonney Lake Food Bank 
    • Bonney Lake Senior Center 
    • Character Strong 
    • City of Bonney Lake 
    • Community Summit 
    • District Projects 
    • District Recycling 
    • Emmanuel Food Pantry 
    • Family Center 
    • Forest Canyon Coffee 
    • Home Town 
    • Lake Tapps Church 
    • Maintenance and Operations 
    • Maple Lawn Elementary 
    • MOD Pizza 
    • Mother Earth Farm 
    • Nicholson’s Pharmacy 
    • Old Cannery 
    • Orting Food Bank
    • Pacific Community Center 
    • Prairie Ridge Community Center 
    • Pre School 
    • Puyallup Food Bank 
    • Puyallup Parks 
    • Puyallup Rotary 
    • St. Vincent DePaul 
    • Sumner Food Bank 
    • Sumner Middle School Library 
    • Sumner Middle School Recycle 
    • Sumner High School Laundry 
    • Sun Dance Horse Barn 
    • Taco Tuesday – PRCC 
    • Washington State Soldiers Home 
    • Washington State Retired Teachers Association