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Why Choose CEC Colorado Springs?

All students, regardless of background or skill level, will have the opportunity to pursue a growth mindset that will allow them to achieve mastery and to demonstrate they can succeed in school, in college, and in their chosen career.  No exceptions.  No excuses.

CEC takes students where they are at, academically; gets them college-ready as quickly as possible; then provides college courses on the CEC Colorado Springs campus as part of students’ normal school day.  FREE.

The Early College model high school program provides students the opportunity to start working on college level courses as soon as they are ready, earning a combination of high school and college credits as they pursue a both a high school diploma and an Associate degree or higher for FREE.

CEC Colorado Springs has adopted a Post secondary and Workforce Readiness Guarantee in English, reading and math for every student.  Upon graduation, CEC Colorado Springs students will be ready to pursue their post-secondary goals without remediation.

CEC Colorado Springs strives for each student to experience the following:
  1. Mastery of reading, writing and math skills with the goal of being ready to pursue college courses without remediation.      
  2. Access to college courses as a high school student with the opportunity to earn college credits and an Associate degree or higher in addition to a high school diploma.
  3. Academic advising services that include an ICAP (Individual Academic Career Plan) and both high school and post-secondary counseling.
  4. Success regardless of background, experience, gender or ethnicity.
  5. Appropriate assessments ensuring accurate placement, regardless of grade level, to promote academic progress.
  6. Quality classroom instruction by engaged, committed faculty.