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Colorado Springs Early Colleges, a community of approximately 668 students, is a relational, innovative, and like no other campus in the city.

As a small high school, CSEC provides a world-class education in a personal, supportive atmosphere.

We assess every student who enrolls, meet them where they are at academically no matter the level and move them toward earning their high school diploma and college credits.

CSEC’s goal is to make college courses available—and free—to those who are ready to begin college-level course work now.  For those not college ready, we are a high school first and offer college prep classes to students with the goal of preparing them to be college-ready in less than two years.

PPCC Bridge (on-campus) students attend college courses on the CSEC campus as part of CSEC's normal school day in classes composed entirely of CSEC students.

College Select (off-campus) students attend college courses at area institutions such as PPCC, CSU Pueblo and UCCS integrating into classrooms and campus life of those institutions learning side-by-side with other college students.

The end result is that students can leave CSEC with both a high school and a college transcript in hand, knowing they have been equipped for post-secondary success.