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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. Transportation is not covered.

 

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 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.


Gettysburg & York Campuses
Kristin Carr
kgcarr@hacc.edu
Coordinator, College Pathways
717-801-3255
731 Old Harrisburg Road
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Harrisburg Campus & Virtual Learning
Danielle Martin
dnmartin@hacc.edu
Coordinator, College Pathways
717-221-1788
One HACC Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Lancaster & Lebanon Campuses
Nakia Eckert
nleckert@hacc.edu
Coordinator, College Pathways
717-358-2991
1641 Old Philadelphia Pike
Lancaster, PA 17601