2006 S. Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023
|Program Contact||Karey Palmer|
Through STRIVE Academy -- an educational program offered through DMACC in partnership with school districts, parents, and students, students ages 18-21 with transitional needs and an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) learn to live as independently as possible.
In Central Iowa, STRIVE Academy is the only educational program of its kind in where students live on campus and go to school. The STRIVE Academy curriculum is technology-based; we provide a computer for each student.
|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:||Are still enrolled in high school|
|Number of students:||8|
|Deadline to apply to this program:||1st week in March|
|Link to admissions process:||Admissions link|
|Requirements for admission to this program:||
|Accepts out-of-state students?:||Yes|
|Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:||
|Program length:||2 years|
|Cost of the program:||$17,000|
Students are responsible for their own meals in the evenings.
|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):||Students do not take typical college courses|
|Students take courses that are only for students in this program:||Yes|
|Information on special classes:||
We provide lessons/classes in the areas of Life skills, Self-determination skills, and Employability skills.
|Time spent only with other students in this program:||Between half the time and 75% of the time|
|Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program:||50%|
|Other career development activities are:||
|Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program:||75%|
|Housing is provided to students:||Yes|
|Housing options available:||
|Students participate in student organizations on campus:||Yes|
|Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program:||50%|
|Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:||
DMACC has it's own Best Buddies chapter that all STRIVE students participate in. They offer a variety of group activities as well as one on one buddy activities.