4+ Programs

Raising Individual Student Expectations (RISE) is a 4+ program located at Indian Hills Community College. In conjunction with the student’s high school, Indian Hills will continue to provide special education services to fulfill unmet transition needs as identified in the student’s IEP.

Secondary Transitional Education Program (STEP) is a 4+ program located at Southeastern Community College. In conjunction with the student’s high school, STEP and SCC will continue to provide special education services to fulfill unmet transition needs as identified in the student’s IEP.

 

RISE




RISE is a secondary transitional preparatory program for students on a current Individualized Education Program (IEP). The RISE program focus is to provide vocational training options in conjunction with Indian Hills Community College to assist IEP students in gaining job-specific skills for employment in their chosen field. RISE may be pursued as a vocational training option if the specific skill training chosen cannot be provided in the local district and if the vocational goals and objectives are clearly delineated in the student’s IEP.

Contact(s)

Charlene Doyle
Four Plus Instructor
641-683-5226 or 800-726-2585 Ext. 1717
RISE – IHCC
Charlene.doyle@gpaea.org

Madison Henderson, Coordinator
RISE Program
525 Grandview Ave Ottumwa, IA 52501
800-726-2585 Ext. 1737 RISE Classroom (641) 683-5226
Madison.henderson@indianhills.edu

Josey Sieren
Four Plus Instructor
641-683-5226 or 800-726-2585 Ext. 1718
RISE – IHCC
Josey.sieren@gpaea.org

Alan Schwarte
Regional Director
800-622-0027 Ext. 5801 Albia Office
Alan.schwarte@gpaea.org

STEP




Secondary Transitional Education Program (STEP) is a 4+ program located at Southeastern Community College. In conjunction with the student’s high school, STEP and SCC will continue to provide special education services to fulfill unmet transition needs as identified in the student’s IEP.

STEP Facts:

  • STEP has served area students since 1983
  • The STEP staff includes one full-time certified special education instructor and 8 to 11 professional instructional assistants.
  • Students may attend either the West Burlington campus or the Keokuk campus, depending upon their chosen program

Contact(s)

Sandy Stevenson
STEP Coordinator/Instructor
319-208-5097
Sstevenson@scciowa.edu

Shawn Stringer
Regional Director
319-753-6561
Shawn.stringer@gpaea.org

STEP Links

Tour/Referral Timelines

A visit to Southeastern Community College is strongly recommended for prospective students. A tour can familiarize a student with the program choices, the program requirements as well as the role of STEP.  The tour is much more beneficial to a student if he/she researches a program of interest ahead of time.

To schedule a tour, call Sandy Stevenson at (319) 208-5097 or 1-866-722-4692 Ext. 5097.

Referral Deadline April 15

Resources

Important contacts

Staff Directory

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Josey Sieren

Four Plus Instructor - IHCC

641-683-5226 Email Josey Sieren

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Sandy Stevenson

Four Plus Instructor/Coordinator - SCC

319-208-5098 Email Sandy Stevenson