Entrance into the Cutting Edge Program require that the student:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Have an intellectual or developmental disability
- Have the desire to go to college
Applications should include the following:
- Application Fee (paid Online)
- Recent Photo
- Official Transcripts
- At least one letter of reference (Not a Family Member)
- One-page essay - "Why I Want to Go to College"
- Current IEP or Re-Evaluation
- *Parent Survey
- *Two Teacher Survey’s
The Cutting Edge Open House is held twice a year. Once in the fall and once in the spring. The Open House is a great opportunity for prospective families to learn about the program, meet with current students and families, and meet with our staff.
Virtual Cutting Edge Fall Open House
Friday, October 2, 2020
|Program Overview with Cutting Edge Staff|
|Cutting Edge Student Panel|
|Cutting Edge Parent Panel|
Cutting Edge Pre-College Summer Program
Registration for 2021 Cutting Edge Pre-College Summer will open January 8th, 2021
This program is for high school students with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are 16 to 21 years old, and have a desire to go to college in the future. This program serves students with disabilities and serves a range of abilities. Participants must be able to dress themselves, eat independently, and administer their own medications.
This one-week summer program provides exposure to an on campus college experience. During this week-long program students attend classes, are engaged in campus life, explore our Madison community, live in residence halls, and build connections with peers, staff, and faculty. This week-long program accepts up to 15 participants and is a “Parent-Free Zone.”