The Heartland Academy for Learning Opportunities (HALO) Program at Heartland Community College provides access to higher education for students with intellectual disabilities who are interested in continuing their education in a supportive yet challenging learning environment. Working with the Heartland faculty, student body, and community volunteers, HALO students receive a first-rate educational experience as well as exposure to various social and academic enrichment opportunities. Heartland's HALO Program has been recognized as a CTP (Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary) Program by the U.S. Department of Education, allowing eligible students working toward the Certificate of Achievement in Life Skills Development to apply for federal financial aid in the form of Pell Grants, SEOG Funds and College Work Study. Heartland Community College is only one of two organizations in Illinois with this exemplary designation.
Students in the HALO Program work toward a Certificate of Achievement in Life Skills Development with coursework designed to build academic, career and life skills. The students take a variety of courses in inclusive and non-inclusive environments with their HALO peers. Students are given the option to take developmental education courses, community education courses, and audit/credit courses in inclusive settings, as well as life skills and functional academic courses with their HALO peers. HALO-specific courses **(PDF format, 309KB, 4 pages) are generally small (12 or less students) to ensure students receive individualized attention.
View our HALO brochure **(PDF format, 206KB, 2 pages)
|Thursday||October 22, 2015||9:30 - 11:30 a.m.|
|Tuesday||February 16, 2016||Noon - 2:00 a.m.|
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