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Skills, Opportunity, Achievement, Reward S.O.A.R

Skills, Opportunity, Achievement, Reward S.O.A.R
Northwestern Michigan College
Skills, Opportunity, Achievement, Reward S.O.A.R
1701 E. Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49686
Program Contact Laura Matchett
Phone 231-995-1701

Skills, Opportunity, Achievement, Reward (SOAR) is a program of the Northwestern Michigan College.  Currently, students with intellectual disability are supported to participate in continuing education courses of their choice from among those offered by the college.

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: 15
School district or agency partner: Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District
Contact person: Mimi Spaulding Kinney
Deadline to apply to this program: rolling admission
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
  • 18+
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
Program length: Varies from student to student
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Percent of students applying who are admitted: 100%
Retention rate: 83%
Cost of the program:

Tuiton costs vary depending on the topic of study for each 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:
  • Private pay (student and family)
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical Continuing Education courses
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

Specific classes are offered which offer a slower pace, students can bring an assistant.

Time spent only with other students in this program: All of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate of Course Completion
The credential(s) is/are:
  • Awarded by program, not officially recognized by Institute of Higher Education
  • Just for students in this program
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 0%
Other career development activities are:
  • None
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 0%
We offer the following specialized credentials:

<p>This program is enrichment only with the goal of creating non-credit certificate programs in the future.</p>

Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: No
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: All of the time
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

SOAR Student Advisory Group

Last updated: Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 13:23