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    • The Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative at Cape Cod Community College welcomes the incoming class of 2015

      The Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative at Cape Cod Community College welcomes the incoming class of 2015

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    • Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment students explore outside the classroom

      Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment students explore outside the classroom

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    • Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative students at Roxbury Community College explore campus during orientation

      Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative students at Roxbury Community College explore campus during orientation

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    • First day of classes at Holyoke Community College

      First day of classes at Holyoke Community College

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    • Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment students from Westfield State University rally at the State House

      Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment students from Westfield State University rally at the State House

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    • Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment students preparing for orientation at Middlesex Community College

      Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment students preparing for orientation at Middlesex Community College

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  • Funded by the Commonwealth since 2007, the Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative offers grants to college-school partnerships to support eligible public high school students with intellectual disabilities, ages 18-22, to increase their academic and career success by being included in a college or university community of learners. 

    Students with intellectual disabilities who are eligible for the program must be between the ages of:

    • 18 to 22, have not passed MCAS, and are eligible for special education services as documented through an Individualized Education Plan (IEP); or
    • 20 to 21, have passed MCAS, but still eligible for special education with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) because of significant functional disabilities, transition needs, etc.

    Evidence shows that students benefit academically and transition to young adulthood more readily when they have the opportunity to engage in all college-related activities (e.g., establishing new social networks, participating in campus-wide events, learning to use public transportation to and from campus, completing course assignments, obtaining employment) rather than staying at high school. Student participation in this grant program may be incorporated into a student’s transition program, as determined through the school district’s special education process.

    Grant activities include transition support to student participants and their families. In addition, public high school personnel involved in the grant program gain valuable knowledge about promising inclusive practices through technical assistance and trainings.

  • About the Initiative

    Learn more about Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment and download recent resources, including the 2013 Report to the Legislature and the updated initiative brochure.

  • Participating Partnerships

    Learn more about Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment and download recent resources, including the 2013 Report to the Legislature and the updated initiative brochure.

  • Start Up Resources

    Learn more about Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment and download recent resources, including the 2013 Report to the Legislature and the updated initiative brochure.

  • Professional Development and Program Expansion Resources

    Ongoing professional development and organizational learning is critical to developing and sustaining high quality inclusive concurrent enrollment programs.  These resources may be used to complement other professional and staff development efforts in individual partnerships.  Resources will also support your partnership as it expands or when it transitions from a grant-funded model to a self-sustaining model.

  • Calendar and Events

    Use these resources if your partnership is interested in expanding, or when you are transitioning from a grant-funded model to a self-sustaining model.

  • Participating Programs mapBridgewater State UniversityWestfield State UniversityUniversity of Massachusetts, AmherstHolyoke Community CollegeRoxbury Community CollegeBunker Hill Community CollegeCape Cod Community CollegeMassBay Community CollegeMiddlesex Community CollegeUniversity of Massachusetts, Boston

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