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Jennifer Daugherty is the Head of School of Colorado Springs Early Colleges. She has a passion for education reform and teacher coaching as well as a commitment to student success. She has worked with charter schools for the past 9 years serving most recently as the Lead History Teacher at James Irwin Charter High School where she gained valuable experience in leadership, curriculum development, and effective teaching methods. She has also worked as a Curriculum and Assessment Consultant for Harrison District 2 and as a PRAXIS grader for Social Studies teacher candidates. She has also been committed to fostering an inclusive learning and social environment within the high school to ensure that students feel valued and to encourage genuine relationships between peers. She served as advisor to several student organizations including LINK Crew, cheerleading, Student Council and NHS while also serving on leadership teams such as the School Accountability Committee. She earned her BA in Social Sciences and her M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of West Florida while her husband was serving in the Navy. With the support of her incredible husband and three amazing daughters she feels blessed to be a part of the CSEC family.

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Colorado Springs Early College (CSEC) meets all students where they are at academically and moves the students toward their college or vocational path as quickly as possible.  Whether the student needs academic support to reach their grade level or they are college ready, we offer programs to guide students toward their career goals.

An early college high school program provides students the opportunity to receive a high school diploma and an associate's degree or up to two years of credit toward a bachelor's degree in the span of up to five years. Students take a combination of high school and college classes in order to obtain their high school diploma and associate's degree at no cost to the student.

CSEC strives to create a community of lifetime learners and a school culture that fosters academic and personal success for every student by maintaining high standards and by holding students accountable.  We offer a high level of support and care so that each student can meet those standards.

Think College!  Think Career!