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Pathways School of Excellence

Pathways School of Excellence
Southeastern University
Pathways School of Excellence
1000 Longfellow Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33801
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Program Contact John Taylor
Phone 8636694136

Postsecondary Transition Students participate in a specialized core curriculum developed to address real-world adult competencies.

Students who are able to live independently may qualify for on-campus housing while taking classes that provide academic enrichment and employability skills. 

Pathways School of Excellence students will be given the opportunity to audit traditional college classes. Faculty will provide accommodations and/or apply modifications to course work to support students’ strengths and address their challenges. Faculty will apply course work to outside activities with the support of life coaches and mentors. 

The postsecondary transition program may enroll students who live locally and are employed yet desire a college experience. Students will receive program support while enrolled in academic enrichment, employability, and independent living classes. Academic advising is provided for students as they plan their postsecondary transition program. Students have full access to on-campus activities. Faculty and staff offer daily support as students apply themselves to complete independence.

Students explore a variety of on-campus career options through classes, field trips, independent readings, and interviews. They also experience service learning projects, volunteer work, job shadowing, and on-the-job training internships. Our faculty and job coaches work with each student to choose as internship placement to develop specific job skills and general work behavior. Career exploration culminates in off-campus opportunities.

Pathways School of Excellence postsecondary transition students who qualify will be assigned a room in an on-campus residence hall. Life coaches will mentor, assist, and provide supports that encourage independent living. Life coaches will not be responsible for Pathways School of Excellence students in a 24/7 capacity. Students are eligible and encouraged to participate in student life programs. Student life activities may include concerts, sports, or cultural events both on and off campus.

Public or private: Private
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program:
  • Have graduated or exited from high school
  • Are still enrolled in high school
This program will be serving students in: 2018-2019
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • 18-25
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Downs Syndrome
Program length: 4 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? Yes
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Federal Financial Aid
Scholarships available:

$7000 through the Florida Postsecondary Comprehensive Transition Program Scholarship

Students take these types of "typical" 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
Time spent only with other students in this program: About half the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate of Achievement
The credential(s) is/are: Just for students in this program
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive on campus
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25%
Last updated: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 15:59