Could you be a Barnabas Prep Student?
- Have you finished high school?
- Do you have big dreams but are not sure how to follow them?
- Would you like to be more independent?
- Do you want to get out of your parent’s house for a little while?
- Would you like to make life-long friends?
- Do you love Jesus and want to know Him more?
If you said “YES!” to three or more of these questions, then you could be a Barnabas Prep student one day soon! Read the Student Qualifications below. If you are interested, contact us and find out more!
Prospective Barnabas Prep students have a desire to grow in their relationship with Christ. They are earnestly seeking to develop skills that will take them toward the next step in personal independence. Barnabas Prep students have the desire to empower themselves and engage socially. Prospective students may enter Prep with minimal independent living skills but the program is not designed for a one-on-one, fellow-to-student ratio.
Barnabas Prep Program Expectations
The Barnabas Prep program provides a 9 month residential life-skills college experience for young adults with special needs, helping them build skills that will lead them to a more independent life. Barnabas Prep is a certificate program and exiting students will receive a certificate of completion along with their personal portfolio.
Cadidates for the Barnabas Prep Program will need to meet the following criteria:
- Be between the ages of 18 and 30 years of age at the time of the application
- Have been diagnosed with an intellectual, cognitive, or developmental disability prior to the age of 18
- Have been eligible for a free, appropriate public education
- Demonstrates basic communication skills, either through language or a communication device
- The student must possess a personal desire and the potential to benefit from a post-secondary educational experience, in which they will be participating in daily activities such as cooking, cleaning, community living, full time social interaction, classroom work, and work programs
- Be motivated to become an independent adult
- Possess sufficient emotional maturity and stability to participate in all aspects of a community residential college-like program
- Demonstrate the ability to accept and follow reasonable rules and expectations
- Interact respectfully towards others whether they are leaders, teachers, staff members or other students
- Agree to attend and participate in classes, work, and on or off campus activities related to the Barnabas Prep Program
- Medication administration: students' medications will be sorted on a weekly basis, stored in a locked area and passed out by the medical director and/or staff members. However, students must be able to take medications independently on a daily basis