Differences

Differences between High School & College


 
 
HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGE
IDEA provides opportunities to succeed in school.
ADA and Sections 504 & 508 provide access to school.
Education is a Right and must be accessible to you.
Education is not a Right. College is voluntary and has costs.
Core modifications of classes required. 
Modifications cannot fundamentally alter the nature of a program.
School must identify disability.
Student must self-identify to Student Success Office (SSO).
Documentation is I.E.P. school provides evaluation at no cost to student.
Student provides documentation that meets school's standards. If evaluation is necessary, it's at the student's expense.
School develops I.E.P.
Student identifies needs and requests accommodations. No I.E.P.'s or 504 Plan exist at the college level.
Student is assisted by parents and teachers.
Student must seek assistance from Student Success Office.
School arranges accommodations.
Student self-advocates and must arrange for accommodations.
Parent has access to student records.
Parent has no access to student records or information without student's written consent.
Parent advocates for student.
Student must self-advocate.
Grades may reflect effort, attendance or modified curriculum.
There is no "A for effort."
Teachers remind students of assignments and due dates.
Professors expect students to read the course syllabus. They may not remind students of upcoming events.