CEC partners with the Community College of Denver (CCD) and the Emily Griffith Technical College (EGTC), to offer advanced coursework and specialty programs not offered at the high school level.
The Community College of Denver is the official Middle College partner of CEC. As part of this affiliation, CCD offers students the opportunity to participate in concurrent enrollment college classes through the CCD College Pathway program.
Simply stated, these are true college classes with the same standards and expectations as all CCD courses, with the goal of giving high school students the chance to earn college credit at little or no expense to the student. Denver Public Schools pays the college tuition, as long as the student earns a passing grade in each course taken. It is the responsibility of the student to pay the $40 textbook fee.
Students are eligible to begin this college coursework as early as their freshman year, provided they are on track with their high school graduation requirements. Students may take the equivalent of freshman or 100-level courses in their personal areas of interest, as they continue to discover their passions and aptitudes, leading to possibilities to consider beyond high school graduation.
Participation in this specialized college program is a great opportunity for high school students to get an early start on college and can be a simpler opportunity for first-generation, college-bound students. Students build confidence and the necessary skills to continue to take on more rigorous coursework.
Similarly, the Emily Griffith Technical College offers CEC students the opportunity to earn college credits and certifications through advanced Career and Technical Education courses. CEC currently places students in the areas of Welding, Automotive Technology and Cosmetology. However many other career areas are available upon request.