ALPS Academy at West Hills College Lemoore Aims to Help Ease College Transition for Students with Disabilities

This summer, West Hills College Lemoore’s Disabled Students Program and Services (DSPS) will once again offer a free program intended to help ease the transition from high school to college for students with disabilities.

Applications are being accepted now for the free Academy, which will be held from July 30 to Aug. 3 on the WHCL campus.

During the week long Access Learn Progress Succeed (A.L.P.S) academy, students will identify essential skills needed for college success, how to become an advocate for resources, how to be successful in the classroom, and how to use assistive technology that best meets their needs. Students learn how a 504 Plan and IEP services work in college.

“The transition from high school to college is hard for any student but for a student with a disability and it can be more challenging,” said Maria Gonzalez, WHCL counselor and one of the program coordinators. “The ALPS Academy eases the transition for students with disabilities by teaching learning strategies to successfully compete in the classroom, introducing campus resources, and teaching students how to navigate the college landscape.”

The academy is free for students and lunch will be provided. There are only a few spots available and the deadline to register is July 14.

To reserve a spot, contact Maria Gonzalez at (559) 925-3244 or mariadelaluzgonzalez@whccd.edu.