The Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment (ICE) Partnership Program provides dual enrollment opportunities to high school students, age 18 - 21, who have intellectual and developmental disabilities in an inclusive college experience. Students can use the experiences they gain at HCC to:
Students from high schools in Agawam, South Hadley, Ware and Westfield work with their transition teams in their districts to determine if the ICE Program is right for them.
The ICE program offers a range of academic and person-centered services in coordination with other HCC offices. These include:
Students are fully integrated into courses without prerequisites, as well as student clubs and activities. They have full access to the library and the fitness center.
The ICE Program is located in Donahue Building, Room 137.
If you are interested in the ICE Program, please contact your high school liaison to discuss your eligibility. Once approved by your transition team, you will be encouraged to attend a Welcome Wednesdays information session and tour. Hosted by the Admissions Office, these are held each Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
After completing an Early Admit Admission Application, you'll have the opportunity to meet with staff from the ICE Program during a Person-Centered Planning session and intake meeting. Family members can also connect and receive support from the program's Parent Consultant.