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Raise Individual Student Expectations (RISE)

Raise Individual Student Expectations (RISE)
Indian Hills Community College
Raise Individual Student Expectations (RISE)
525 Grandview Ave
Ottumwa, IA 52501
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Program Contact Madison Rushing
Phone 641-683-5226

Raise Individual Student Expectations (RISE) is a college-based transition program located at Indian Hills Community College. In conjunction with the student's high school, Indian Hills will continue to provide special education services to fulfill unmet transition needs as identified in the student's IEP.

Program information submitted: March 3, 2021

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: Are still enrolled in high school
School district or agency partner: Iowa School Districts
Program serves students who have left high school? No, all of our students are still in high school
Criteria for admission
  • Student must have an active, Iowa IEP (Individualized Education Plan)
Accepts out-of-state students?: No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Learning Disabilities
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:
  • Local School District funds
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical Continuing Education courses
Students take courses that are only for students in this program:
Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office? Yes
Percentage of academic time spent only with other students in this program: Between 25% of the time and half the time
Other career development activities are:
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive on campus
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of social time spent only with other students in this program: None of the time
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations: Students may participate in TRIO services (Student Support Services) and student clubs.