College and Career Readiness

Students with Disabilities

The Students with Disabilities Program addresses the needs of adult students with learning disabilities. The program is designed to enable participants to achieve learning outcomes that will enable him/her to function in society at a level which will allow the student to reach his/her fullest potential within the limits of the program.

The Contextual learning method of instruction taught enables students to apply new knowledge and skills to real-life situations. Educational programing includes areas of math, health, consumer education, social studies and vocational education. Computer programs are available for practice and improve skills. The class meets as a group, with small break-out groups, and opportunities for individual attention.

Halifax Community College is an open door institution. Compensatory Education is available to any adult 18or over, who has special learning needs which can be documented. A psychological evaluation is required prior to enrollment. There is no cost to qualifying adults with certifiable special learning needs.

Students are responsible for their own transportation. CPTA will provide transportation for a monthly fee. Vocational Rehabilitation can sometimes pay transportation costs for its clients who are eligible.

For more information, please contact Phyllis Chavis at 536-7235 or email at

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