PARKER, Colo. – May 21, 2019 – On Friday, May 24, 100% of high school students graduating from Colorado Early Colleges Parker (CECP) will graduate with a high school diploma and college credit - with an average of 51 college credits. Impressively, the class of 2019 collectively earned 6,878 academic credits. The 135 students will be recognized during the 9 a.m. commencement ceremony at CU South Denver, 10035 S Peoria St, Lone Tree, CO 80134.
CECP is a tuition-free charter high school that provides its students an opportunity to take college classes and earn a degree. CECP provides students in 9th-12th grades the opportunity to start working on college-level courses as soon as they are college ready. CECP students can earn a combination of high school and college credits as they pursue a high school diploma and an Associate degree or higher - all at no cost to Denver Metro families. CECP pays for tuition, fees, and textbooks.
High school and community college courses (through Arapahoe Community College) are offered at the CEC Parker high school campus. The school also offer a CECP College Direct option that allows students to take all of their classes directly on the campus of one of CECP’s community college partners. Students may pursue an Associate of Applied Science, Certifications, an Associate of Arts, an Associate of Science, or a four-year degree.
CECP is authorized through the Colorado Charter School Institute (CSI) and has received the CSI rating of "performance with distinction."
"We are so proud of our students and are honored to take part in their education. It is always our goal to ensure Parker families and students are given the right opportunity to succeed, no matter their background or skill level. At CEC Parker, we strive to make sure each of our students is well equipped and prepared for the future,” said Dr. Alex Tuel, Head of School.
Students in south Denver have chosen CECP over neighborhood public schools, home school or other charter schools.
CECP Facts and Numbers:
135 total graduates
- 40 students earning degrees and/or certifications at Arapahoe Community College.
- 21 – AA degrees
- 6 – AGS degrees
- 13 – AS degrees
- 3 students earning degrees and/or certifications at Community College of Aurora.
- 1 student earned a degree/ certification from Pikes Peak Community College.
- 1 student earned a degree/ certification from Pickens Technical College.
- 2 students earned a degree/ certification from Red Rocks Community College.
- 47 graduates (35%) earning degrees and /or certifications
- 100% of graduates earned college credit; average earned 51 college credits
- 6,878 credits collectively earned by the class of 2019