COLORADO’S CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT OPTIONS ACT - C.R.S. 22-35-108
Front Range Community College or AIMS CC - Through the state of Colorado’s Concurrent Enrollment Options Act, students will be able to earn college credit for courses taken in high school. Most of these courses will be taken on the FRCC campus or AIMS campus. Courses must correspond to a student’s ICAP (Individual Career and Academic Plan) and be taken in a student’s chosen career pathway. All tuition will be paid by Poudre School District (PSD) so long as the course is successfully completed with a “C” or better. All fees and books must be paid for by the student.
Please refer to the following link for classes that are a part of the Colorado Guaranteed Transfer Program -https://frontrange.smartcatalogiq.com/en/Current/Catalog/Elective-Lists/GT-Pathway-Courses
For more information visit: https://www.frontrange.edu/lc-collegenow/programs/campus-select
High School Select
This program consists of high school classes receiving FRCC credit in some areas. The instructors are high school faculty who have met the same standards as on‐campus instructors, and who have been granted adjunct faculty status by an academic department of the college. Tuition is covered by PSD with RMHS course fees (when applicable) being paid by the student. See your counselor for more details. Or visit: https://www.frontrange.edu/lc-collegenow/programs/high-school-select
- High School Select Classes currently offered at Rocky (subject to change):
Family and Consumer Science
Fundamentals of Accounting A
FRCC Personal Finance
FRCC Social Media for Business
FRCC Web Design Foundations B
FRCC Intro to PC Applications
FRCC Principles of Marketing B
FRCC English Comp I
FRCC Intro To Literature
FRCC Catering 2
FRCC Interior Design 2 - Commercial
Teacher Cadet 1 A/B
Teacher Cadet II A/B
Survey of Calculus
FRCC Mechanical Design I
FRCC Advanced Solidworks
Career Pathway Programs at Front Range Community College
The 2 high school programs offered at FRCC’s Larimer Campus provide advanced career and technical training experiences for juniors and seniors from the public high schools in Larimer and Weld counties. These programs are an extension of a student’s home high school experience but are delivered by FRCC’s Larimer Campus. All programs offer both high school and optional college credit.
For more information visit: https://www.frontrange.edu/lc-collegenow/programs/career-pathways
ASCENT - Accelerating Students Through Concurrent Enrollment
ASCENT is a fifth-year high school program that lets eligible seniors take one year of college classes at Front Range Community College or AIMS Community College tuition-free. ASCENT students do not attend high school classes.
Poudre School District will pay the tuition for students who are selected for ASCENT, but students are responsible for all fees, textbooks, and other related costs. The school district will require that students pay back tuition if they earn an 'F' (fail) in a class, an 'I' (incomplete) in a class, or a 'W' (withdraw from a class).
College Classes During the ASCENT Year:
Students should enroll in classes that fit their educational and career goals as outlined in their ICAPs. Please note that tuition for developmental classes is not covered in the ASCENT program.
Students must have completed at least 12 credit hours (semester hours or equivalent) of transcripted college credits prior to beginning their ASCENT year with a grade of C or better in each course that they have taken. Other eligibility criteria may be required by the school district, including testing prerequisites. Student will need a minimum overall high school GPA of 2.0 to qualify, and will be required to hold full-time student status senior year. For additional eligibility information click here
Application and Enrollment Information:
ASCENT is a state-funded program and is subject limitations for funding and other changes. Selection for ASCENT is not guaranteed to all eligible students and therefore ASCENT should be treated like a scholarship. Students are strongly advised to apply for financial aid and other scholarships in case their application for ASCENT funding is not approved. In some cases, financial aid may offer a better financial package to student than ASCENT can provide. Students cannot mix and match ASCENT with other sources of “traditional” financial aid (i.e. use the Pell Grant or take out student loans through the government while on ASCENT).
Please see your high school counselor to apply. ASCENT paperwork is required by the school district in winter of senior year, and students should ensure they meet all school and/or district deadlines.
- ASCENT students will remain enrolled in high school their 5th year, but attend exclusively at the college
- Students will receive their high school diploma at the end of the 5th year
- Students cannot be in need of basic skills coursework in their selected pathway;
- Students will have been selected for participation in the ASCENT program by his or her high school principal or equivalent school administrator
- Students must not have participated in the ASCENT program in previous years
- Students must have satisfied the minimum prerequisites for the course(s) before his or her enrollment in the course(s)