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Attendance Criteria for CLEAR Students

Individuals interested in enrolling in CLEAR (College Learning Experiences, Activities and Resources) will need to meet certain criteria.


CLEAR Program Attendance Criteria

All students must be Kansas residents and meet the following attendance criteria.  Prospective students must schedule a new student interview by calling the CLEAR office at 913-469-3247.

A prospective student must be a Kansas resident and will be expected to meet the following criteria:

  1. Be 18 years of age or older.
  2. Capable of navigating the JCCC campus with minimal assistance (i.e., locating pick-up/drop-off sites, cafeteria, etc.) and changing classes independently. 
  3. Able to communicate with others verbally, through sign language or communication device with enough expressive language to advocate for themselves in both routine and unplanned situations (i.e., lost on campus, medical emergency, etc.).
  4. Able to follow instructions.
  5. Able to participate in small group activities.
  6. Able to sit through a one-hour class without assistance.
  7. Able to attend to a specific task independently for a minimum 10-minute period.
  8. Free from behavior that would be disruptive or inappropriate in a classroom.
  9. Able to transport and take medications independently.
  10. Does not require extensive supervision for acute or chronic medical conditions, such as special diets or seizures.
  11. Free of physical or verbal aggression for the past two years.
  12. Free of sexually aggressive or inappropriate behavior for the past two years.
  13. Able to maintain personal self-care and hygiene independently.
  14. No history in the past two years of leaving a pre-arranged area without verbal acknowledgment of the change to staff or a family member.

Expansion Classes Criteria

CLEAR weekday Expansion classes are open to young adults with mild intellectual disabilities and a personal desire to continue their education in a post-secondary environment, but who may not be successful in college-level credit classes. 

To attend CLEAR Expansion classes, students must:

  • Meet the CLEAR attendance criteria
  • Be 18 to 24 years old
  • Read at a second grade level