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.
Program information submitted a year or more ago
|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:||Have graduated or exited from high school|
|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|
|Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:||
|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 enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive 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:
|Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program:||Various certificates & degrees are available.|
|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|