Concurrent enrollment allows students to earn free college credit while still in high school, giving them a head start on their college and career goals. Students gain exposure to the academic challenges of college while in their supportive high school environment or on a college campus, earning college and high school credits simultaneously.
Available at all DPS high schools, many concurrent enrollment credits are transferrable to a two- or four-year degree program. Research shows providing college-level work while in high school helps prepare students for postsecondary success, particularly those historically underserved in higher education. DPS is leading the state with the highest number of students participating in concurrent enrollment during the 2015-2016 school year (totaling 2,531), according to a recent report released from the Colorado Department of Higher Education.
Who is eligible for Concurrent Enrollment?
Students can participate in courses either at their high school or the college campus of their choice. DPS will cover tuition fees up to the community college rate.