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Elevate at ACC

Elevate at ACC
Arapahoe Community College
Elevate at ACC
5900 S Santa Fe Drive
Littleton, CO 80120
Program Contact Jennifer Dena
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: 21
Deadline to apply to this program: March 1
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Regular high school diploma
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: Varies from student to student
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)? No
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
  • Typical Continuing Education courses
Classroom/academic time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25% of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Most students pursue an Associate Degree or Certificate offered by the college.
The credential(s) is/are:
  • Approved by Institute of Higher Education
  • Open to all students at Institute of Higher Education
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
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% of the time
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

Student Government and various student clubs

Last updated: Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 10:25