PO Box 8134
Statesboro, GA 30460-8134
EAGLE Academy (Equal Access to Gainful Learning and Employment) at Georgia Southern University is an inclusive, 48-credit-hour certificate program for students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. It is currently designed as the final two years of a four-year program. EAGLE Academy offers students a combination of University courses in one of our seven colleges, specialized Academy courses focused on life, social, career development skills, and hands-on internships. The goal of EAGLE Academy is to support students to live independently and find a rewarding career. The program offers 3 pathways. Students completing the Career Diploma Pathway will earn a Certificate of Completion. Students who are enrolling in the Traditional Academic Pathway will work towards an Associate’s Degree. All students in the program will have the opportunity to earn Industry Based Credentials.
|Public or private:||Public|
|Type of school:||4-year college or university|
|Is this program a federally funded TPSID program?||Yes|
|Students in this program:||Have graduated or exited from high school|
|Number of students:||0|
|This program will be serving students in:||2017-2018|
|Deadline to apply to this program:||April 15th|
|Link to admissions process:||Admissions link|
|Requirements for admission to this program:||
|Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:||
|Program length:||2 years|
|Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates|
|Percent of students applying who are admitted:||100%|
|Room and board:||$4,905.00|
|Program specific fees:||$5,000.00|
|Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)?||Yes|
|Students pay for the program in the following ways:||
At this time, a foundation account exists to provide scholarship funds as available based on contributions made to the account. This is handled through discussion with staff.
|Links to scholarship information:||Ruby's Rainbow for students with Down syndrome|
|Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):||
|More about course access:||
Students are able to access courses from the Georgia Southern University catalogue in areas of interest to them to prepare them for a rewarding career.
|Students take courses that are only for students in this program:||Yes|
|Information on special classes:||
Students are enrolled in a catalogued course that teaches life skills (cooking, etc.), financial literacy skills, college preparedness skills (time management, use of a planner), social skills, and career skills.
|Classroom/academic time spent only with other students in this program:||Between 25% of the time and half the time|
|Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program:||To be determined|
|The credential(s) is/are:||Approved by Institute of Higher Education|
|Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program:||0%|
|Other career development activities are:||
|Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program:||0%|
|We offer the following specialized credentials:||
All students have the opportunity to earn a certificate of completion from the program.
|Housing is provided to students:||Yes|
|Housing options available:||
|Students participate in student organizations on campus:||Yes|
|Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program:||Less than 25% of the time|
|Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:||
Students are involved in bowling, basketball, and religious organizations. They have also volunteered with the local special olympics.