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Falcon Flight

Falcon Flight
University of Montevallo, Montevallo, Alabama
Falcon Flight
2280 CR 35
Pelham, AL 35124
Program Contact Susan Skipper
Program Contact Email
Phone 2056825800
Website Program website
Facebook link to program Facebook page

The University of Montevallo, Shelby County Schools and the Alabama Vocational Department of Vocational Rehabilitation sponsor this transition program. Falcon Flight is designed to teach functional life skills and entry-level work skills to special education students and to support their growth into adulthood. Program activities take place in the community, including work sites and at the University of Montevallo. Young adults with intellectual disabilities who have completed the requirements for a high school diploma and are in their 13th year of high school, are eligible to participate in this transition program that focuses on skills that promote independence. The daily living, social, academic, and self-determination skills that are integral parts of the adult world are also emphasized. Skills that are addressed include academic training, occupational guidance and preparation.

Program information submitted: January 31, 2023

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Are still enrolled in high school
Number of students: 10
School district or agency partner: Shelby County Schools, Alabama
Contact person: Susan Skipper or Carla Layton
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
Deadline to apply to this program: March 1, 2023
Criteria for admission
  • Student must be 18 or older
  • Age range: 18-21
Accepts out-of-state students? No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
Program length: Varies from student to student
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one: 70.00%
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year: $0.00
Room and board: $0.00
Program fees: $0.00
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:
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Local School District funds
Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for audit
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes: Transition curriculum
Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): 1-24%
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: Certificate of completion of program
Is the credential approved by the college/university? Awarded by program, not officially recognized by the IHE
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 0%
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: 75%
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing is provided to students: No
Percentage of social time spent in inclusive activities (open to all students on campus): 75-99%
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities Campus events
Students participate in these campus-wide events: College/University's Graduation