101 West State St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202
|Program Contact||Denise Giarrusso|
Project Achieve/VERTICAL+ is a partnership between FSCJ, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Duval County Public Schools serving students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Participating students have either graduated from high school, or have received all their credits for graduation, but have decided to continue their education in a career/technical program via dual enrollment on a state college campus. There is no age maximum for project participants. Students may be supported in any eligible program offered by the college (vocational or degree seeking), including a specialized Workforce Certificate program: Career Education for Students with Disabilities. This initiative was established by a grant awarded to FSCJ by the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council beginning in 2011.
|Public or private:||Public|
|Type of school:||2-year community college or junior college|
|Is this program a federally funded TPSID program?||Yes|
|Students in this program:||
|Number of students:||21|
|Description of our summer transition program:||
During the summer, students may attend FSCJ to take Career Exploration & Planning. This continuing education class is suggested, but not required. The course helps ensure students are entering programs appropriate to their skills, abilities, and desires.
|School district or agency partner:||Duval County Public Schools|
|Contact person:||Regina Godfrey|
|Deadline to apply to this program:||Semester prior to start|
|Link to admissions process:||Admissions link|
|Requirements for admission to this program:||
|Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:||
|Program length:||Varies from student to student|
|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:||
|Links to scholarship information:||FCSUA Scholarships for Students|
|Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):||
|More about course access:||
Students may enroll in any programs at FSCJ for which they are eligible. For nontraditional enrollment options, students should contact the program office at 904-633-8456.
|Students take courses that are only for students in this program:||Yes|
|Information on special classes:||
In addition to courses leading to various credentials, students have the option of also participating in specialized coursework to supplement their college experience. Some courses are free of charge, depending on the topic and format.
Examples of topics include:
|Time spent only with other students in this program:||About 75% of the time|
|Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program:||Various certificates & degrees are available.|
|The credential(s) is/are:||
|Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program:||56%|
|Other career development activities are:||
|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:||Less than 25%|