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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
Program Contact Email
Phone 303.797.5806
Website Program website

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.

Program information submitted: March 24, 2021

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: 22
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular high school diploma required? No, an IEP/non-standard diploma/certificate of attendance is accepted
Accepts out-of-state students? Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
Program length: 3 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term: 63.00%
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year: $2500.00
Average out-of-state tuition, current year: $8000.00
Program fees: $3000.00
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:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Federal Financial Aid
Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for credit
Do all students in this program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course for credit or audit each semester? Yes
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Comprehensive Higher Education Certificate
Is the credential approved by the college/university? Yes, this credential has been through a formal approval process at the IHE
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
  • Work Study
Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities
  • Registered student organizations
  • Student government
  • Campus events
Students participate in these campus-wide events: College/University's Graduation