Appropriate candidates for Heartland's HALO Program have:
- A history of receiving special education services
- Reading, math and written language skills at a third grade level or above (isolated skill deficiencies may be acceptable depending on overall ability)
- The ability to participate in most program or class activities
- Sufficient emotional stability to adjust to all aspects of the program
Meeting these criteria does not guarantee admission into the HALO program. Potential candidates must complete the application process to be considered for the HALO program.