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Soaring Eagle Academy

Soaring Eagle Academy
Florida Gulf Coast University
Soaring Eagle Academy
10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, FL 33965
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Program Contact Alyssa Sanabria & Katie Curwick (Program Coordinators)
Phone 239-745-4708/239-745-4709
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The Soaring Eagle Academy is a two-year post-secondary transition program focused on community employment for students with intellectual disabilities. Students will complete 30 credit hours of core coursework focused on communication skills, employment, and transportation. In addition to 30 credit hours of core coursework, students will complete 9 credit hours of elective courses which will be selected by the student with support from Soaring Eagle Academy coordinators. Students will also participate in a variety of job shadowing, volunteer, and internship opportunities in order to grow and polish their vocational skills for greater employability.

Program information submitted: April 9, 2021

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 10
This program will be serving students in: 2021-2022
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular H.S. diploma required? No, an IEP/non-standard diploma/certificate of attendance is accepted
Deadline to apply to this program: May 9, 2021
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18-28
Accepts out-of-state students?: No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
Program length: 2 years
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)
  • 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 take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
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: None of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Credential in Community Employment
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
  • Work Study
Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of social time spent only with other students in this program: None of the time