• Jump! Start

    Jump! Start

    Jump! Start

    The Jump!Start program is an innovative approach to post-secondary education for adult learners with intellectual disabilities and provides increased opportunities for college experiences, education, employment preparation, and peer interaction. The program is based at Nicolet College in Rhinelander and is a partnership among Nicolet College, Headwaters, Inc., area high schools, state and local organizations, and advocacy groups that support people with disabilities of all ages.

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    Jump Start Your Future

    Take the next step to live more independently in the community, pursue employment opportunities, and shape your quality of life. 

    The Jump!Start program will guide you to success with:

    • Individual goal setting
    • Increased employability and independent living skills
    • Job shadowing and internship opportunities
    • Access to college coursework
    • Networking and social connections within the college community
    • Increased self-determination and self-advocacy skills

    Program Courses

    College Readiness  |  Access to Independence  |  College and Workplace Success  |  Employability Skills  |  Career Exploration

    How to Get Started

    To be considered for the Jump!Start program, you should be:

    A high school student 16 years or older with an active Individualized Education Program  (IEP) and deferred graduation OR an adult with the desire to be a lifelong learner and wish to take academic courses for credit or audit.

    Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. 

    Contact Information

    Academic Success
    P: 715.365.4455
    800.544.3039 ext 4455
    TTY: 800.947.3529 or 711

    E: academicsuccess@nicoletcollege.edu