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Shepherds College

Shepherds College
Shepherds College
Shepherds College
1805 15th Ave.
Union Grove, WI 53182
Program Contact Scott Ellis
Program Contact Email
Phone 262.878.6359
Website Program website
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Shepherds College is a fully accredited, three-year, post-secondary educational program for students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Throughout the three year program, students are equiped to reach Appropriate Independence through the development of vocational, social and life skills. Appropriate Independence is defined as "supported self-sufficiency, aligned with individual strengths and guided by Christian values". Current occupational program options include technology, culinary arts and horticulture. The Student Life program includes three phases of on-campus residential environments; dorms, houses/halls and apartments. Upon completion of the program students receive an accredited certificate of completion in Technology, Culinary Arts or Horticulture.

Program information submitted: June 8, 2022

Public or private: Private
Type of school: Technical or vocational/trade school
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 90
Description of our summer transition program:
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular high school diploma required? No, an IEP/non-standard diploma/certificate of attendance is accepted
Deadline to apply to this program: 4/30/22
Accepts out-of-state students? Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Diagnosed intellectual/developmental disability, or significant learning challenges.
Program length: 3 years
Additional costs:
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Scholarships
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Federal Financial Aid
  • Medicaid Waiver or Day Habilitation funds
Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Students do not take typical college courses
More about course access: All of our courses are for our students. We are solely a campus for students with IDD.
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes: All of our courses are for our students. We are solely a campus for students with IDD.
Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): 0%
Do all students in this program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course for credit or audit each semester? No
Other career development activities are:
Housing options available:
Students participate in student organizations on campus: No