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SOAR (Success for Occupational Area Readiness)

SOAR (Success for Occupational Area Readiness)
Lively Technical College
SOAR (Success for Occupational Area Readiness)
500 Appleyard Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32304
Program Contact Judith Husband
Phone (850) 487-7456
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The Success for Occupational Area Readiness (SOAR) program offers an opportunity for students with an intellectual disability to become certified in one of six offered programs. Eligible, chosen SOAR students will receive a scholarship that will cover tuition and books for either part-time or full-time enrollment. SOAR students need to be proficient in reading and writing, possess adequate daily living skills, be able to navigate Lively campus and work with effectively others.

SOAR students will be assigned a mentor that will aid in organization, planning, tutoring, as well as other components of academics (as needed). Accommodations will be provided based on the need of the SOAR student, yet all students will be held to the same academic standard for certification requirements. This is a full inclusion program where SOAR students will participate with their non-disabled peers 100% of the time.

Programs Include:

• Automotive Service Technology

• Nails Specialty

• Facials Specialty

• Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Technology

• Building Trades & Construction Design Technology or

• Fundamental Foodservice Skills.

Program information submitted: April 22, 2021

Public or private: Public
Type of school: Technical or vocational/trade school
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? Yes
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 0
This program will be serving students in: 2021-2022
School district or agency partner: Leon County School District
Contact person: Kristy Ward
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular H.S. diploma required? Yes, a regular high school diploma or GED is required
Deadline to apply to this program: June 30, 2021
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 17 and up
Accepts out-of-state students?: No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
Program length: 1 year
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term 0.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one 0.00%
Notes on acceptance and attendance: The Program will begin in August of 2021
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $2894.40
Average out-of-state tuition, current year $12646.80
Room and board: $4239.00
Program fees: $2159.60
Additional costs: $0.00
Books and Supplies: $1,074 Other (Personal/Transportation): $6,192
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:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Federal Financial Aid
  • Grant Funding
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
  • Students do not take typical college courses
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: All of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate is Program Dependent
Is the credential IHE-approved? Yes, this credential has been through a formal approval process at the IHE
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 0%
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 0%
We offer the following specialized credentials: Program will begin in August of 2021
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: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: No
Proportion of social time spent only with other students in this program: 25%