SOAR is entering our 4th year of providing special education services for 18-21 year olds at the TCEC. Students with an Individualized Education Plan who have met graduation requirements, but still have IEP goals and objectives to work on are eligible for this placement. We offer schooling Monday through Thursday and students attend Daily Living Classes in the morning, make their own meal for lunch, and then go to paid or volunteer work experiences in the afternoon. Students learn pre-vocational skills, vocational skills, and daily living/independent living skills.
New this year is a collaboration with Northcentral Technical College. Students with an IEP can take select classes through NTC and earn certificates in the areas of Employability and Living Skills Certificate (Track 1), Pre-College Course Certificate (Track 2), and Program Specific Course Certificate (Track 3). We have multiple students who attend these NTC classes and then receive tutorial support from SOAR instructors in those classes.
SOAR instructor is Nicole Gripentrog and primary paraprofessional support is Janet Jurgens. Phone number is 715-748-4620 ext. 551.
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