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Elevate at ACC

Elevate at ACC
Arapahoe Community College
Elevate at ACC
5900 S Santa Fe Drive
Littleton, CO 80120
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Program Contact Jennifer Woegens
Phone 303.797.5806

Elevate at ACC was established in 2016 to provide inclusive higher education for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to foster academic growth, prepare for gainful employment, develop needed skills for independent living, and engage socially with the broader campus community. The program provides students with a holistic higher education experience that is designed to be a progression of fully-inclusive academic courses, outcome-focused vocational preparation, student-centered personal development, and naturally-supported campus involvement. Elevate students are held to high standards and empowered to take responsibility for their future goals. Each student partners with an Elevate team member to collaboratively design an Individualized Academic Plan, which aligns with the student’s identified career goal and also affords them the opportunity to grow personally, developing needed skills for future employment.

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 2-year community college or junior college
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 24
Deadline to apply to this program: March 2
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Regular high school diploma
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Developmental Disabilities
Program length: 3 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Percent of students applying who are admitted: 63%
Cost of the program:

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:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Federal Financial Aid
  • Grant Funding
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for credit
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

We offer an Elevate Workshop series that focuses on independent living skill building and personal development.

Time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25% of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Comprehensive Higher Education Certificate
The credential(s) is/are:
  • Approved by Institute of Higher Education
  • Just for students in this program
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 50%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
  • Work Study
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 0%
Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

Student Government Association, Student Clubs, Student Life activities

Last updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 16:51