Further Education

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Apprenticeships:

See separate tab for a list of apprenticeship opportunities in California.
https://www.smusd.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=160930&pageId=541799

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California Department of Education
Secondary Transition Planning

Education and Training

Resources and guidelines that will assist transition age youth identify and move toward their postsecondary goals in education and/or training.


Local Colleges:

Cal State San Marcos: http://www.csusm.edu

Mira Costa College: http://www.miracosta.cc.ca.us

Palomar College: http://www.palomar.edu

Think College: https://thinkcollege.net/ - a website dedicated to informing individuals with intellectual disabilities regarding college options. This website includes sections on technical assistance, training and resources.


Misc. publications:

Making My Way Through College - This great publication is from the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability. Subject matter includes:

Get the Facts about College

  • Decisions about Disability Disclosure & Connecting to Disability Services
  • Get to Know Your School
  • Figure out Your Finances
  • Learn about Disability Benefits Planning
  • Decide What Support You Need & Get Connected
  • Connect with Other Students, Including Students with Disabilities
  • Take Charge of Your Health & Well-being
  • Understand Yourself
  • Create Your Individualized Plan

Think College (a national organization dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving inclusive higher education options for people with intellectual disabilities): This website http://www.thinkcollege.net/ provides news, publications, topics and free webinars, videos and other training opportunities.


PSAT, SAT and/or ACT Accommodations:

The following information regarding the PSAT, SAT and/or ACT was provided by the San Marcos High School Counseling Department:

If you are planning on applying to a four year university directly from high school (not attending a community college first), you will be taking the PSAT, SAT and/or ACT during your junior year. Some students may qualify for similar accommodations to those listed in the IEP or 504. College Board and ACT are not required to grant these accommodations, however if you think they would be beneficial, you might want to try to request them. In order to request accommodations, you must apply directly to the test-taking companies. You will

need to submit a copy of the IEP or 504.

The websites are:

https://www.collegeboard.org/students-with-disabilities (SAT)

http://www.actstudent.org/regist/disab/ (ACT)

Please contact your student’s counselor and/or monitoring teacher if you have questions about the accommodations.


Affordable Colleges and Online Courses:

Affordable Colleges Online:http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/california/

Whether you’re looking for online colleges with financial aid or affordable colleges and universities with a good return on investment, this website has done the research so you don’t have to.

You can obtain an online degree from a four-year college for a fraction of the cost of attending the school.

The site has developed a comprehensive lists of affordable college and online college options. They also provide information regarding financial aid options and advice on filling out the FAFSA form.

Making College Affordable: A Guide for Students with Disabilities http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/spotlight/affordable-colleges-for-students-with-disabilities/

A complete guide to college financing for students with disabilities, including advice on loans, grants and scholarships specifically for students with disabilities, as well as resources to help with the job search after graduation.


Financial Aid and Scholarships:

FAFSA: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov

Cal Grant (How to apply): http://www.calgrants.org/index.cfm?navId=22

Options: http://www.mappingyourfuture.org/paying/financialaid.htm

Scholarships: http://www.thebestcolleges.org/scholarships-for-student-with-disabilities/


Job Corps

Job Corps:http://www.jobcorps.gov - a voluntary program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, which provides eligible young men and women with an opportunity to gain the experience they need to begin a career or advance to higher education.

Job Corps is the nation's largest career technical training and education program for young people at least 16 years of age that qualify as low income. Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job. Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life. Job Corps offers hands-on training in more than 100 career technical areas, including: automotive and machine repair, construction, finance and business services, health care, hospitality, information technology, manufacturing, renewable resources, and many more. All training programs are aligned with industry certifications and are designed to meet the requirements of today's careers.

A list of careers offered and detailed information about each course can be found at: http://recruiting.jobcorps.gov/en/benefits/careers.aspx

Job Corps also offers the opportunity to earn a high school diploma or a GED for those youth who don't have either. For youth who already have a high school diploma, Job Corps can help them prepare for college through partnerships with local colleges. Courses in independent living, employability skills, and social skills are offered to all Job Corps students in order to help them make the transition into the workplace.

Our local Job Corps is located at:

1325 Iris Avenue, Building 60

Imperial Beach, CA 91932-3751

Tel: (619) 429-8500

Fax: (619) 429-4909

http://sandiego.jobcorps.gov