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Concurrent Enrollment: ASCENT Option 


Accelerating Students through Concurrent Enrollment (ASCENT) is a fifth-year high school program that allows students to participate in concurrent enrollment the year after 12th grade. Qualified students who have completed at least 9 credit hours of postsecondary coursework prior to completion of their 12th grade year may be eligible for the ASCENT Program. See more eligibility requirements.

Students & Parents: please check with your high school counselor for specific information regarding how your school district administers the ASCENT Program. 

Postsecondary & Workforce Readiness (PWR)

ASCENT provides an accelerated opportunity for students to earn a postsecondary credential, helping students develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to be postsecondary and workforce ready.

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Changes to ASCENT
for 2022-23!

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ASCENT Webpage
for Students & Families

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Annual Report on Dual and Concurrent Enrollment



ASCENT participants remain students in their Local Education Provider (LEP) for one year following their 12th grade year. The LEP receives ASCENT specific per-pupil state funding that it uses to pay their college tuition at the resident community college rate. Students receive their high-school diplomas at the end of their ASCENT year. [C.R.S. § 22-35-108]



Michelle Romero 
Phone: 303-877-4155