Academics - UI REACH

UI REACH classes engage students with learning needs, such as autism and learning disabilities; through small-group instruction, hands-on learning, and real-world opportunities. Classes follow The University of Iowa academic calendar. For a complete list of UI REACH courses, refer to the General Catalog.

UI REACH students also participate in some University offered courses with support from UI REACH staff.  Traditionally admitted  students attend a variety of UI REACH core courses, providing an inclusive academic learning for all students.

The student-centered planning approach is used by advisors to develop goals and monitor individual progress. Students receive academic enrichment and support through our academic success classes, small group study sessions, and personal advising.

Each student's progress, preferences, and goals are monitored.  Grades are given in each class. Passing grades and effort toward achieving goals are part of the graduation requirements.

Student Schedule

The class schedule, courses, and career experiences change each semester for students.

Sample Schedule - Year 1 Student

Monday

8:30 - 9:20 a.m. Life Skills

9:30 - 10:20 a.m. Health and Wellness

1:30 - 2:20 p.m. Computers and Technology

2:30 - 3:20 p.m. Historical Documentaries

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Community Learning Groups

Tuesday

8:30 - 9:20 a.m. Money Management

9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Advising

11:00 - 11:50 a.m. Academic Success

1:30 - 2:20 p.m. Practical Reading

2:30 - 4:20 p.m. Career Exploration

6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Men’s or Women’s Night Out

Wednesday

8:30 - 9:20 a.m. Life Skills

9:30 - 10:20 a.m. Health and Wellness

1:30 - 2:20 p.m. Computers and Technology

2:30 - 3:20 p.m. Social Skills

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Community Learning Groups

4:30 - 4:45 p.m. Activity Sign-up

6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Evening Study Tables

Thursday

8:30 - 9:20 a.m. Money Management

11:00 - 11:50 a.m. Academic Success

1:30 - 2:20 p.m. Practical Reading

2:30 - 4:20 p.m. Career Exploration

6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Club Night

Friday

8:30 - 9:20 a.m. Room Check

9:30 - 10:20 a.m. Life Skills Lab

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Iowa City Experience

2:30 - 3:20 p.m. Social Skills

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Community Learning Groups

6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Night Games at Campus Rec Center