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College Pathway

GPS helps students achieve academic success both within and outside of the classroom.  From pursuing accommodations and services to make the student more comfortable in an academic setting, to assisting the student with time management and organizational skills, to providing direct instruction on challenging subject matter, GPS is there to help a student find success in school.

The overall goal of the College Pathway is to help students make a successful transition by providing them with the support and instruction they need to manage the academic and interpersonal demands of college.

For more information, please download our GPS Program brochure or the Groves Academy Post-Secondary Planning Guide.  If you are interested in enrollment, you can also access the Parent Application and the Student Application, as well as the 2011-12 Post-Secondary Planning Guide.

Transition Advising Services include:

• Weekly on-or off-campus meetings
• Assistance navigating college systems and meeting timelines
• Coordination with disability services to obtain and fully access accommodations
• Individualized assistance developing executive function strategies, establishing routines, managing time, organizing materials, regulating stress and learning self-advocacy skills
• Regular email and phone contacts
• Written monthly feedback regarding transition plan goals
• Assistance accessing campus social networks and establishing productive relationships with peers and faculty.

College Tutoring Services include:

• 4-6 hours per week of individualized tutoring
• 15 hours of weekly access to the GPS tutoring lab
• Explicit study skills instruction
• Assistance  with exam preparation, proofreading, assignment review and using outlines, rubrics and checklists

Career Counseling Services include:

• Access to paid internships
• Career development activities
• Assistance in seeking and keeping part-time employment  

Assistive Technology Support includes:

• Access to Kurzweil
• Smart Pens
• Assistance using college online systems

GPS students are enrolled at a variety of colleges and universities in Minnesota including the University of Minnesota, Hennepin Technical College, North Hennepin Community College, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Normandale Community College and Century College.

For more information, please download our GPS Program brochure, or contact Josh Tierney, Director of the Post Secondary Program, at tierneyj@grovesacademy.org or 952-915-4245.

If you are interested in enrollment, you can also access the Parent Application and the Student Application, as well as the 2011-12 Post-Secondary Planning Guide.

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