Welcome to ACC and Student Accessibility Services (SAS!)
As a high school student taking dual credit or early college high school classes, you may be eligible to receive accommodations from our offices for your ACC class, whether they are held at your high school, on an ACC campus or online.
Our offices will work with you to determine the most appropriate and reasonable accommodations to provide you with access to your course material and ACC programs.
For more information about our high school programs, Dual Credit.
If you have a diagnosed disability and are enrolled in Dual Credit or Early College High School (ECHS) courses at Austin Community College, you may be eligible for services through Student Accessibility Services (SAS).
All Dual Credit and ECHS students with a disability requesting accommodations must provide documentation of disability and actively participate in the accommodation process with SAS staff.
Having a 504 plan or IEP in high school does not automatically transfer to ACC. It is important to remember that the IEP does not continue to college. Some accommodations provided at the high school may be appropriate at the college level, however, at the high school there may be supports and services provided that go beyond reasonable accommodation and would not be appropriate at the college level.
Have a disability? Understanding some of the differences between high school and college can help you have a smoother transition.
|Teachers and parents remind you of responsibilities.||You manage your own time and coursework.|
|Teachers may initiate contact with you.||You will need to initiate contact with instructors.|
|Teachers may give notes if you missed class or provide you with assignments and an extended due date.||Instructors expect you to be prepared for class even when you have missed class.|
|You may study two to eight hours a week.||You should study an average of two to three hours outside of class for every hour in class.|
|The school prepares and provides documentation of disability.||Documentation is required, and you (the student) must provide it.|
|The school proves eligibility.||You (the student) must prove eligibility.|
|Content of the program is altered to fit you.||Course content is not altered, although the method of learning may be altered.|
|Parents, teachers, counselors and special education professionals track you and your services each year.||You must identify yourself every semester if you want services.|
The most important thing that your high school student with disabilities can do is to be a strong self-advocate, someone who speaks or writes in support of themselves As a parent, you may have been involved in the process during high school but the student is now expected to take responsibility for their own needs and learning. Learn more