Funded by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts since 2007, the Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment (ICE) grant program offers eligible public high school students with severe disabilities inclusive academic and social opportunities in participating two- and four-year colleges and universities. The program is designed to serve students with severe disabilities, ages 18-22, especially students ages 18-19 who have not passed the statewide assessment exam (MCAS). Each participating campus works in close collaboration with area school districts to design collegiate experiences that are intended to increase academic success and career readiness.
Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2015
The goal of this state-funded competitive grant program is to create new partnerships between high schools in public school districts and public colleges and universities. The partnerships are funded to engage in an extended, structured planning process in preparation to submit an implementation proposal for an inclusive concurrent enrollment program on campus for students with severe disabilities. Two priorities are available: (1) Planning Model Inclusive Educational Programs (Non-Residential); and, (2) Planning Model Inclusive Educational Programs (Residential).
The purpose of this state-funded implementation/continuation grant program is to implement and enhance partnerships between high schools in public school districts and public colleges and universities to offer inclusive concurrent enrollment opportunities for students with severe disabilities, ages 18-22. This grant program serves students who are considered to have severe disabilities in credit and non-credit courses that include non-disabled students and in the case of students ages 18 or 19, limited to students with severe disabilities who have been unable to achieve the competency determination necessary to pass the Massachusetts comprehensive assessment system exam. These partnerships will result in improved systems to serve students with severe disabilities and support college and career success and provision of a free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment.