Please read the message below from SAVE Coordinator Michelle Kogel. There are significant changes to the SAVE program starting next fall. If your districts had prospective students heading there for next year, you may need to check with Michelle to see if their status has changed/ or if this is still an appropriate option for the student based on the program changes. Please let us know if you have any questions.
SAVE PROGRAM CHANGES FOR FALL 2018:
There are changes within the housing department for fall 2018.
There will no longer be a structured dorm setting available to students.
The only housing option available for fall is the independent dorm setting. Students will eat meals in dining services and have the same expectations as all students living within the housing environment.
Additionally it is important to note that in the past, the college has offered a structured dorm setting which included breakfast and lunch eaten as a group rather than in dining services along with a school night evening curfew. This option will no longer be available for the 2018-2019 academic year.
SAVE is notifying school districts in order for IEP teams to be aware of this change.
MIchelle Kogel’s contact information is below:
- SAVE Program Coordinator
- Iowa Lakes Community College
- 3200 College Drive
- Emmetsburg, IA 50536
When we know more, we will keep you posted.
On April 22, 2013, Mrs. Karen Gorden, special education teacher at South Central Calhoun High School, took her junior and senior Career Club students on a 21st century skills field trip, thanks to the mini grant she received from our AEA Transition Department. Her goal was to show the students a variety of options that may help prepare them for success after high school. The first place on their tour was a stop at IowaWORKS Center, where the available resources could help them with future employment needs, The next stop was at Pizza Hut, where students experienced and discussed examples of necessary workplace skills, along with enjoying pizza for lunch! Then they toured Iowa Central Community College, where they got to explore different vocational programs of study. Their final stop was the POET Biorefining Plant near Gowrie, which gave the students an inside look at an ethanol plant.
Check out the PowerPoint of their adventure at: AEA Transition Grant – SCC ppt
The day provided many eye-opening experiences for the students and teacher alike, and they hope they can do another trip next year!