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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 Ric Underhile
Email runderhile@grcc.edu
Phone 616-234-4123
Website Program website

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

Program information submitted a year or more ago

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
Accepts out-of-state students?: No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Visual and physical impairments
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Cost
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $250.00
Room and board: $0.00
Program fees: $0.00
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? 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:

<p>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.</p>

Academic
Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive 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
Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office? No
Information on special classes:

<p>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.</p>

Other than the credential listed above, can students earn any other credentials that are available to all students?

<p>Not at this time. They do receive a certificate of accomplishments each year they complete.</p>

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%
Additional information about career development and work experience

<p>No this is not our purpose. Provides Life-long learning opportunities.</p>

Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? No
Housing
Housing is provided to students: No
Extracurricular
Students participate in student organizations on campus: No