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Seahawk NEST Academy

Seahawk NEST Academy
Broward College
Seahawk NEST Academy
1000 Coconut Creek Blvd
Coconut Creek, FL 33066
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Program Contact Jennette Kilroy
Program Contact Email
Phone 954-201-6527
Website Program website
Facebook link to program Facebook page

The Seahawk NEST (Navigating Education for Student Transition) Academy is a three-year inclusive post-secondary program designed to prepare students with intellectual disabilities for employment. The Seahawk NEST Academy is part of the Florida Post-Secondary Transition Program. Students in the Seahawk NEST Academy are empowered to become independent in self-advocacy and life skills. Upon completion of the program student will earn the Broward College Certificate of Professional Services.

Program information submitted: August 23, 2022

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: 12
This program will be serving students in: 2022-2023
School district or agency partner: N/A
Contact person: N/A
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular high school diploma required? Yes, a regular high school diploma or GED is required
Deadline to apply to this program: January-April
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: Over 18
Accepts out-of-state students? Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
Program length: 3 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term: 100.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one: 100.00%
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year: $7000.00
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:
  • Scholarships
Scholarships available:

FPCTP scholarships are available to all Seahawk NEST students

Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for credit
More about course access:


Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

Students take nest courses

Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): 1-24%
Do all students in this program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course for credit or audit each semester? Yes
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Broward College Certificate of Professional Services
Is the credential approved by the college/university? Yes, this credential has been through a formal approval process at the IHE
Students in the program have access to the following campus-wide services:
  • Career services
  • Disability/accessibility services
  • Academic tutoring services
  • Academic advising services (not program staff)
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 0%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Work Study
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 0%
Additional information about career development and work experience:

No further information

Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? No
Housing is provided to students: No
Percentage of social time spent in inclusive activities (open to all students on campus): 75-99%
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities
  • Registered student organizations
  • Campus events
Students participate in these campus-wide events:
  • IHE Student orientation
  • IHE Family orientation
  • IHE Graduation