Vandal Summer Academy

Apply now for Vandal Summer Academy for high school students with disabilities thinking of going to college.

Vandal Summer Academy

The Center on Disabilities and Human Development is proud to present the Vandal Summer Academy running from July 9-July 14, 2017. This program is sponsored by the Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.

What is the Vandal Summer Academy?

A summer transition program for students with disabilities interested in attending a two or four year college after high school; The Academy is for high school students age 15-21 and gives the opportunity to participate in a 5 day, 5 night on-campus college experience that will focus on career readiness, job exploration, self-advocacy, recreation and independent living skills. While preference may be given to students who are currently Vocational Rehabilitation clients, those who are eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation services, but not currently enrolled in services, may apply.

Applications are available through VR counselors or by emailing Dr. Andrew Scheef, or by downloading the application, and are due by June 2, 2017.

Explore Campus Life

  • Tour the Campus
  • Learn about Financial Aid
  • Gain Interview Skills
  • Develop a Resume
  • Enjoy Recreational Activities
  • And Lots More!

Self Advocacy

Students will learn about support services available and how to advocate for college accommodations.

Job Exploration

Students will explore potential job and training needed for different jobs.

Career Readiness

Students will practice preparation strategies, time and organizational management, financil literacy, online learning, and notetaking.

Independent Living News

Students will practice living independently skills, staying in the residence hall on the UI campus. Students will explore dorm cooking and entertainment options in the community.

For more information please contact:
Dr. Andrew Scheef
Phone: 208-885-6000

Dr. Janice Carson
Phone: 208-885-6104