The MAICEI program at Cape Cod Community College is a fully inclusive postsecondary program for adult high school students (aged 18–22), with intellectual/developmental disabilities.
Students build their independence as they achieve transition goals in a socially valued setting. They learn alongside their age-appropriate peers, achieving academic goals in a typical, integrated community. Students learn to balance coursework, along with college life and community-based internships and employment.
Participation in the MAICEI program is contingent on a partnership agreement with the student’s sending high school district. MAICEI is a Commonwealth of Massachusetts grant funded program through the Department of Higher Education. The expectation is that the program will move towards full sustainability with the understanding that partner districts will contribute to the overall cost of the program. Tuition, books, and related supplies have been covered by the program traditionally. Support services such as tutoring, coaching, and advising, are also part of the MAICEI experience.
CEI Program welcomes students who meet the following criteria:
Students who are interested in the MAICEI Program at CCCC should contact the special education director in their school district. Interested students must complete an application for acceptance to the program.