Criteria for Acceptance - PSE I

High School Students Still Enrolled in Local Schools:

  • Approval from Louisiana Rehabilitation Services 1
  • Currently enrolled in high school on an alternative diploma path
  • At least 1 semester of independent work or 2 semesters of supported work experience 2
  • At least 16 yrs old
  • Have a documented diagnosis of a Cognitive Disability and/or Autism
  • Have basic safety awareness in an unsupervised setting
  • Placement recommended by an IEP Team decision
  • Must express, verbally or in writing, a desire for Pre-Employment Transition Services
  • Parent or guardian expresses support and desire for student to participate in internships
  • Strong record of attendance and positive behavior

Other PSE Applicants (not in high school):

  • Approval from Louisiana Rehabilitation Services 1
  • At least 16 years old
  • Working towards obtaining an equivalency diploma
  • Have a documented diagnosis of a Cognitive Disability and/or Autism
  • Have basic safety awareness in an unsupervised setting
  • Must express, verbally or in writing, a desire for Pre-Employment Transition Services
  • Enroll in a college program (Hi-Set or Credit bearing courses)
  • At least 6 months of independent work or **supported work experience
  • Strong positive behavior conducive to a classroom or work place setting

1 Please see contact information for Louisiana Rehabilitation Services listed below under “Referrals”.

2 Supported work experience must be at a level that would allow an applicant to work/train independently within a 2 or 3 week span of time.

Student Fee

All students enrolled in the Program for Successful Employment or an externship component of a program at BPCC are required to purchase accident insurance at registration. The student fee to purchase accident insurance is $9.18.