State College Area School District Department of Special Education
240 Villa Crest Drive
State College, PA 16801
LifeLink PSU provides State College Area School District students with special needs, between the ages of 18 and 21 an opportunity to interact with students of their own age in an environment that is socially and academically conducive to continued growth. These students are still enrolled in the State College Area School District, and have not taken their high school diploma.
|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:||12|
|School district or agency partner:||State College Area School District|
|Contact person:||Heather Pringle|
|Deadline to apply to this program:||Must be a student at State College Area High School|
|Requirements for admission to this program:||
|Accepts out-of-state students?:||No|
|Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:||
|Program length:||Varies from student to student|
|Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates|
|Cost of the program:||
There is no cost to the student to attend, becuase the program is part of the student's special education services and access to a free and appropriate education.
|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:||
|Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):||Typical college courses for audit|
|More about course access:||
Students "sit in" select college courses, but do not recieve a college transcript.
|Students take courses that are only for students in this program:||Yes|
|Information on special classes:||
Classes are created based on student interests. Four courses are offered: Cooking, Swimming, Cheerleading and Photography.
|Time spent only with other students in this program:||None of the time|
|Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program:||85%|
|Other career development activities are:||
|Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program:||100%|
|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:||None of the time|
|Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:||
Students enjoy going to activities on campus. They are very involved with Penn State Athletics, other campus clubs and groups, and participate in a weekly "Late Nite" activities that involves spending time with other Penn State students.