Promoting Academic Success Program
The Promoting Academic Success program (PAS) is ideal for selected high school students with cognitive disabilities. You will have the opportunity to take a college-level course. The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) sponsors this program.
Why should I participate in PAS?
- It may provide new possibilities after you graduate from high school.
- It prepares you for college expectations.
- You will be able to use standard HACC support services during the class . These services include college success workshops and approved accommodations for college work.
- You will earn a letter grade for the course. This grade will appear on your HACC transcript.
What is the program like?
You will travel to HACC once a week for eight weeks. Each session is two hours.
The one-credit college course "Promoting Academic Success" is the basis of the program. By successfully completing the course, you will:
- Demonstrate awareness of disability laws. You will understand the rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities in the college setting.
- Learn about assistive technology that may help you succeed in college.
- Explore and practice behaviors of success. These behaviors promote personal responsibility for academic success -this includes learning.
- Become familiar with the HACC Campus. You will learn about its programs, policies, support services and resources.
- Strengthen and develop academic learning skills. You will sharpen your lecture comprehension and note-taking, study strategies and memory improvement. You will also understand different learning styles and test-taking techniques.
- Develop strategies for problem-solving and effective decision-making.
What does it cost?
OVR covers tuition, fees and books for eligible students. We do not cover transportation.
Am I eligible?
There are certain requirements for acceptance into PAS. You need to:
- have a cognitive disability (e.g. Learning Disability, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder)
- be approved by OVR
- be a high school senior for fall semester classes or a junior for spring semester classes
Who can I contact for more information?
Please contact the College Pathways Coordinator at the HACC campus closest to your high school. You can contact the office between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.