College Credit/Concurrent Enrollment

Concurrent Enrollment is a partnership made possible through agreements between Douglas County School District and the following post-secondary institutions:

Arapahoe Community College
Community College of Aurora
Red Rocks Community College
Metro State University

These programs benefit students by lowering the cost of college, increasing the flexibility of academic options, increasing the ease of access to college coursework and preparing students for a seamless transfer into college.

Students have two options:

Option 1:
High School Concurrent Enrollment
  • Courses offered in DCSD high schools
  • Taught by DCSD high school teachers who meet current HLC faculty guidelines
  • Tuition paid by DCSD
  • Student pays textbook and/or course fees

To register for classes, please read the scenarios below and follow the directions for the one that applies to you:

  • If it is a Concurrent Enrollment course offered in your home high school, use your high school's regular registration process.
  • If it is a Concurrent Enrollment course offered at a different DCSD high school than your home high school, work with your counselor to get enrolled in the course. This is managed between counselors at both partnering DCSD high schools.
    • If it is a Career & Technical Education Concurrent Enrollment course offered at a different DCSD high school than your home high school, find the program listed in the Courses menu

 

Option 2: 
College Campus Concurrent Enrollment 
  • Courses offered on a college campus and taught by college faculty
  • Must be a course not offered in DCSD or not available during the time needed
  • Must fulfill a graduation requirement, be a component of completing a certification or degree program.
  • Tuition is paid by DCSD at the CURRENT Community College rate and will ONLY BE PAID IF a student has been granted permission to take the course and a completed application is on file. Contact the CE Department for an application.
  • Student/Parent/Guardian is responsible for payment of any additional tuition and fees not paid by the District.

Student Responsibilities:
Students must complete the required application remembering to get parent and counselor signatures. 

Counselor will submit application to CTE/CE Coordinator for review and approval.

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