500 8th Street
Lewiston, ID 83501
|Program Contact||Michelle Doty|
SPARC is a program for students with disabilities ages 18–21. It teaches key skills that lead to independence, employment, success and happiness. SPARC is a partnership between the Lewiston School District and Lewis-Clark State College and is housed on the LCSC campus, which allows SPARC students to participate in collegiate experiences. The program staff includes a certified special education teacher and an instructional assistant. Students attend an academic and functional program each morning focused on skills related to the students’ post-school goals. Each afternoon students participate in the work experience component of the program. Work sites exist throughout the community and are fully supported by the Lewiston School District. The current home on campus is the Pi’amkinwaas American Indian Center, but students also routinely use other campus classrooms and computer labs. Students have the opportunity to audit selected courses at the college depending on their skills and interest. SPARC students are also issued a LCSC Warrior activity card that allows access to campus events.
|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:||8|
|School district or agency partner:||Lewiston School District|
|Contact person:||Julie A Bieker Bender|
|Deadline to apply to this program:||March 1|
|Requirements for admission to this program:||
|Accepts out-of-state students:||No|
|Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:||
|Program length:||3 years|
|Cost of the program:||
Students pay a reduced tuition for any college courses they participate in.
$20 a month to purchase food items to make lunch daily
|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:||
|Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):||
|More about course access:||
Students pay a reduced fee for tuition and most courses are 100 level courses.
|Students take courses that are only for students in this program:||Yes|
|Information on special classes:||
Specialized designed instruction is created for each student based on student goals.
|Classroom/academic time spent only with other students in this program:||Less than 25% of the time|
|Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program:||Certificate of Completion|
|The credential(s) is/are:||
|Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program:||100%|
|Other career development activities are:||
|Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program:||50%|
|Housing is provided to students:||No|
|Students participate in student organizations on campus:||Yes|
|Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program:||About half the time|
|Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:||
Student receive LCSC Warrior Cards which allows them access to all student activities including athletic events. There are many events on campus including music, dance, comedians, theater, etc. Program students have a choice in what they participate in.