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Noorthoek Academy

Noorthoek Academy
Grand Rapids Community College
Noorthoek Academy
143 Bostwick Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503, MI 49503
Program Contact Mary Ruth Scholz
Email maryruthscholz@grcc.edu
Phone 616.915.6096
Website https://www.noorthoekacademy.org/

The Noorthoek Academy is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a continuing education program in the arts and sciences for special needs students who want to pursue their education in a college setting after high school

General
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: 85
Requirements
Deadline to apply to this program: none
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
Accepts out-of-state students: No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Visual and physical impairments
Program length: Varies from student to student
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Percent of students applying who are admitted: 100%
Retention rate: 97%
Cost
Tuition amount: $250.00
Program specific fees: $0.00
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? We are not a CTP, and have no plans to become one.
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Donation
Scholarships available:

If a student is unable to afford the $250 tuition rate they can apply for a scholarship.
This can be discussed with us personally before registering.

Academic
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Students do not take typical college courses
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

We explore the natural sciences, history, literature, drama and current events using a dynamic, hands on approach. We offer skill-based classes in computer and creative writing, and a service leadership club. Being on a college campus and integrating into the mainstream, students have the opportunity to increase their self-confidence and independence while making friends in an atmosphere of mutual respect and encouragement.

Classroom/academic time spent only with other students in this program: All of the time
Employment
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 30%
Other career development activities are:
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 0%
We offer the following specialized credentials:

No this is not our purpose. Provides Life-long learning opportunities.

Housing
Housing is provided to students: No
Extracurricular
Students participate in student organizations on campus: No
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: About 75% of the time
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

Student life food drive and computer class mentoring.

Last updated: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 16:17