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About CECP

Colorado Early Colleges Parker (CECP) is a tuition-free charter high school that provides its students an opportunity to take college classes and earn a degree.

Colorado Early Colleges Parker High School (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.

Arapahoe Community College and Colorado State University-Pueblo courses will be offered at the CECP high school campus.  All courses taken must satisfy degree requirements. Students may pursue an Associate of Applied Science, Certifications, an Associate of Arts, an Associate of Science, or a four-year degree.

Colorado Early Colleges Parker is an open enrollment public, charter high school.  CECP accepts all students who are on track or excelling academically. We also accept students who are graduating high school. Eligible Colorado Early Colleges Parker students can take classes at the following colleges:

  • Arapahoe Community College
  • Community College of Aurora
  • Community College of Denver
  • Metro State University
  • Red Rocks Community College
  • University of Colorado Denver
  • Front Range Community College
  • Pikes Peak Community College
  • Colorado State University - Pueblo
  • University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

History of Colorado Early Colleges Parker


Nestled in the city of Parker, Colorado Early Colleges Parker serves the entire south Denver metro area from the northern suburbs of Denver, the plains of eastern Colorado, the foothills of the Rockies to the west, and the city of Castle Rock to the south. We are under the authorization of the Charter School Institute, which authorizes 23 charter schools in the state ranging from K-12th grades.  CECP was founded in 2014 and welcomed its first students in the fall of the same year. CECP started with 332 students in 2014. 79% of students are taking at least 1 college course. More than 43% of students are taking ALL college courses. All CECP graduates finish high school with college credit and a college transcript.


CECP School Profile


Our school profile can be accessed below.