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Concurrent Enrollment

Jeffco students in grades 9-12 can enroll in their home high school, as well as a community college within the homeschool service area. Concurrent enrollment allows students to enroll and earn college credits while still in high school.  Concurrent enrollment benefits students by lowering the cost of college, increasing the flexibility of academic options, increasing the ease of access to college coursework, and preparing student for a seamless transfer into college.

Students have two options to access concurrent enrollment classes:

  • Students may enroll in college-level classes offered on our high school campuses, taught by Jeffco Schools teachers, during the regular school day.  Find classes offered at your school here and talk to your high school counselor.
  • Students may enroll in college-level classes offered on an approved college campus with prior district approval.  Students in grades 9-12, must met the necessary course requirements and following three conditions must be met:
  1. THE COURSE EXCEEDS WHAT IS OFFERED ON THE HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS 

    AND

  2. THE COURSE IS NOT OFFERED THROUGH JEFFCO VIRTUAL ACADEMY

    AND

  3. THE COURSE IS A GRADUATION REQUIREMENT (NON-ELECTIVE) ON THE STUDENT’S GRADUATION PLAN (ICAP)

Requirements

To be considered for Concurrent Enrollment, students must:

  • Complete an application for the community college within their home high school service area.  Turn in signed Agreement form.
  • Apply for and authorize the College Opportunity Fund stipend.
  • Complete the NextGen ACCUPLACER test, if required for course.
  • Have a current ICAP (Individual Career and Academic Plan) including the concurrent enrollment course work.
  • Students must maintain a C average.
  • Concurrent Enrollment courses are offered through the community college within the student’s home high school service area. 

Tuition

Jeffco Public Schools will pay tuition for concurrent enrollment courses if the qualified student meets and completes all requirements listed above.  Students and families are responsible for all campus fees and books. No transportation will be provided by the Jefferson County School District.  

The Jefferson County School District will not pay tuition for summer courses or online courses.

Postsecondary Institution Partners

  • Arapahoe Community College
  • Community College of Denver
  • Front Range Community College
  • Red Rocks Community College
  • Metropolitan State University- (ASCENT only)


ASCENT Program

Program Description

Accelerating Students through Concurrent Enrollment (ASCENT) is a Concurrent Enrollment program which allows students to participate in college courses after their 12th-grade year. This covers the cost of tuition; students pay for their own books and campus fees. Read more about ASCENT.

Contact

Suzanne Ellis
Suzanne.Ellis@jeffco.k12.co.us
303-982-5543

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