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Massasoit Community College
One Massasoit Blvd.
Brockton, MA 02302
Program Contact Alice Boyle
Phone 588-508-9100 ext. 1015

The Massachusetts Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative is a unique partnership between colleges and high schools. It is funded via Massachusetts legislative grants and monitored by the Department of Higher Education. Massasoit’s Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative (MAICEI) provides a college experience to high school students with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities. MAICEI students are 18 – 21 years old and are receiving special education services under IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) in their local school district.

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 2-year community college or junior college
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Are still enrolled in high school
Number of students: 12
School district or agency partner: Brockton, Braintree, Quincy, Pembroke, Franklin
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • 18-22
  • Student must be a resident of the state where the program is located
  • Student must be enrolled in a particular school system/local educational agency
  • Student must be enrolled in a Massasoit Community College MAICEI Program partnering school district • Applicant’s school district must be able to fund student’s participation in program, e.g. provide transportation, an educational coach, and tuition (when necessary, pending amount of funding support from the state legislature). • Applicant must provide documentation of an Intellectual/Developmental Disability • Student must have not passed MCAS, and be eligible for special education services as documented through an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or have passed MCAS, but are still eligible for special education with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) because of significant functional disabilities, transition needs, etc.
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: Varies from student to student
Cost of the program: School district funds are used to pay the cost of attendance for students who are eligible.
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? No
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Local School District funds
  • Grant Funding
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
More about course access:

Students select courses that are of interest to them. For audited courses, requests are made to waive prerequisites so the MAICEI students can enroll in the class.

Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

MAICEI students take part in a Transition Topics class 1 hour per week to address soft skills of work and other pertinent transition skills such as time management, financial skills, application completion, and more.

Time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25% of the time
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 30%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 40%
Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: 75%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

MAICEI students are encouraged to become involved in all activities that appeal to them. Clubs such as Radio Club; TV Production Club; Gaming Club; and social events and activities sponsored by the Student Life Office are some of the ways the MAICEI students socialize at Massasoit.

Last updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 15:24