In our mission to create an inclusive environment in which every child succeeds, a select number of DPS high schools have received early college designation from the state of Colorado. Through partnerships with local colleges and universities, this early college model allows students to take free college-level courses while in high school, and creates an intentional pathway that leads to a college degree. DPS is proud to be part of this national movement to make college accessible to all students.
Through a DPS early college, students may remain enrolled in their high school beyond four years (until the age of 21) and continue taking college classes. The goal is for each early college student to earn 60 college credit hours— an associate degree— upon graduation.
A High School Diploma
60 College Credit Hours
Beginning in fall 2018, DPS will have seven high schools – six district-run schools and one charter school – that will follow a state-designated early college model.