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B.R.I.D.G.E stands for Bringing Resources to Individuals Determined to Grow and Excel. This program is designed especially for individuals with Intellectual Disabilities. B.R.I.D.G.E links educational and vocational training for the student and prepares them to enter the workforce. This program requires at minimum a two year commitment to complete all trainings and coursework. Students may complete or graduate from the program early.
Anticipated Class Schedule:
To be considered for the B.R.I.D.G.E Academy, the student must:
- obtain Vocational Rehabilitation eligibility
- complete the TABE assessment through the College and Career Readiness program to determine current academic level
- demonstrate interest and desire to pursue educational and workplace exploration through post-secondary education
- have the ability to function independently in a college environment
- commit to regular class attendance, at least 12 hours a week
- demonstrate independence in handling personal needs (i.e. medication administration, etc.)
- have a willingness to complete all class assignments
- be responsible for transportation to and from the BCCC campus
- abide by the BCCC Conduct Policy 6.16 and Conduct Procedure 3.002
The B.R.I.D.G.E Academy Application Process
Step 1: Apply to the B.R.I.D.G.E Academy
- Complete B.R.I.D.G.E Student Application for Admission and Admissions Application
- Submit two recommendation forms, using theB.R.I.D.G.E Student Recommendation Form, one of which must be from a non-family member
- Attach a copy of Vocational Rehabilitation eligibility status
Step 2: Complete the TABE Assessment
- A College and Career Readiness staff member will contact the applicant to schedule the completion of the TABE assessment
Step 3: Interview with the College and Career Readiness staff
- Following completion of the TABE assessment qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview.
- Interviews are with the prospective student only. Parents/Guardians are welcome to come, but only the student will be interviewed by the College and Career Readinesss staff.
Step 4: Admission
- Applicants will receive written notification of the status of their admission to the B.R.I.D.G.E Academy.
- Students will confirm their participation in the B.R.I.D.G.E Academy.
- Students will attend a mandatory orientation session.
- Students will be registered on the first day of class.
Due to limited space, the selection process will be done through a lottery process. An application only makes it to the lottery process if:
- all items of the admissions packet are submitted by the September 30, 2019 deadline
- TABE assessment is completed
- student interview is completed
- all completed applications will be entered into the lottery drawing
- the first 12 student names will be randomly selected
- names that are not selected will be placed on a waiting list
Please contact the College and Career Readiness staff if you have questions or concerns about the B.R.I.D.G.E Academy or the admissions process at (252) 940-6325 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.