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For Students

  • Are you a student with intellectual disabilities who will graduate high school with a Certificate of Completion (COC)? 
  • Are you 18, 19, 20, or 21 years old?
  • Have you been in high school for 4 years with a plan to stay there for another year… or 2… or 3… or 4… but you feel like you are done with high school and what it has to offer you?
  • Have you dreamed of continuing your education on a college campus?
  • Do you feel like you are ready to grow up, spread your wings, and fly a little, even if it makes your teachers or parents a little nervous?

If you are ready for a change, the IUPUI-SITE program may be just the thing you are hoping for!  Located near downtown Indianapolis on the IUPUI college campus, SITE stands for Skills for Independence, Transition, Employment, which is what this program is all about.  

If you are 18 years of age and a senior in your final year of an Indianapolis area high school, you may apply to become a student in this 1-2 year campus-based transition program.  As a SITE student, you will be enrolled in Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) and receive your education on the IUPUI campus and in the city of Indianapolis..  SITE staff will work with you to develop a plan for your education on campus.  Though you will not be working to earn a college degree, you may audit 1-3 college classes each semester.  You will also be engaged in learning opportunities in many areas, such as career preparation, internships, wellness, time management, campus and city navigation, computer skills, social networking, and topics of interest to you.  All of this will help you grow up and become an adult with a job and an interesting life.

As a SITE student, you will have a student ID called a JAGTAG and will use campus facilities like the Campus Center, Library, PE/Natatorium, and more.  You may also participate in campus activities and organizations.  Community service and internships will help prepare you for a career in line with your interests, skills, and talents. 

Interested?  Then check us out by clicking on the tabs for more information.