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Keep Achieving at Brookdale

Keep Achieving at Brookdale
Brookdale Community College
Keep Achieving at Brookdale
1158 Wayside Road
Tinton Falls, NJ 07712

Keep Achieving (Kach) is a three-year college experience in collaboration with Brookdale Community College. Kach provides classroom and experiential learning on campus and in the community. Students attend Kach classes to strengthen basic academic skills, audit regular college courses during years two and three, and enjoy full integration into the Brookdale community, including time in the fitness center and campus volunteer work. Students develop a life-long love for learning, gain marketable employment skills, and better social awareness.

Program information submitted a year or more ago

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: 18
School district or agency partner: The Arc of Monmouth
Contact person: Karen Halloran
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 3 years
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $11000.00
Room and board: $0.00
Program fees: $800.00
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:
  • Local School District funds
  • Medicaid Waiver or Day Habilitation funds
Scholarships available:

<p>• High School Sponsorship funding for 3 years • DDD/Medicaid funding through the state</p>

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
More about course access:

The Kach Curriculum (self-contained classes)

  • Year 1 ONLY - Reading/Literacy, Functional Math, Introduction to College, Healthy Relationships and Conflict Management, Career Awareness/Exploration, Self-Advocacy
  • Year 2 ONLY Reading/Literacy, Functional Math and Career Awareness
  • Year 3 ONLY Independent Living and Career Development/Employment
Percentage of academic time spent only with other students in this program: Between half the time and 75% of the time
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 25%
Other career development activities are:
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 25%
Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of social time spent only with other students in this program: 75%