The Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment (ICE) Program provides dual enrollment opportunities for transition-aged students, ages 18 - 22 with intellectual disabilities and/or autism spectrum disorder. Students participate in a fully inclusive college experience and have the opportunity to take college courses, for credit or audit, with supports determined through their IEP and TPF. Students have full access to a range of academic and student-centered services on campus.
Students can use the experiences they gain at HCC to:
- Build their independence and self-determination
- Achieve their transition goals in a setting that is socially valued
- Learn with their age-appropriate peers in an inclusive community environment
- Explore careers through coursework, community-based internships and employment
HCC currently partners with six public school districts: Agawam, Belchertown, East Longmeadow, Hampshire Regional, Ware, and Westfield. Students and families work with their transition teams to determine if the ICE Program is right for them.
For more information about the Massachusetts Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative and a complete list of college-school partnerships, please visit http://www.mass.edu/strategic/read_maicei.asp