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Reaching Employment, Academic and Community Heights (REACH)

Young female student typing on computerREACH@BSC is an inclusive college program for students with intellectual disabilities which welcomed its first students into the program in the Fall 2021 semester.

REACH students will attend college, take inclusive courses to earn meaningful credentials, complete community employment internships and learn important independent living and social skills while engaged in campus and residence life.

  • The mission of BSC’s REACH program is to offer high-quality applied learning to empower individuals with intellectual
    disabilities to achieve independence, community integration, and employment.
  • The vision of BSC’s REACH program is to be a regional model for applied learning and career preparation for individuals with intellectual disabilities. 
  • The goal of REACH@BSC is to prepare students to live increasingly independent lives and pursue meaningful careers in their communities.
  • Students with intellectual disabilities who attend college are more likely to find successful paid employment than those who did not attend college, and their wages are higher than those of their peers who did not attend college.

Important Documents

Program of Study for the Community Employment Certificate of Achievement

Program Application Checklist



REACH@BSC is a partner in the North Dakota Inclusive Model Pathways to College and Career Training Consortium and is supported through grant funding made available through Minot State University and the North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities. MSU-NDCPD has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Education – Office of Post-Secondary Education under the Transition and Postsecondary Education Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSDID) (PR/Award #P407A200032 / CFDA #84.407A) to implement the IMPCCT Consortium.