About CECP Academics
CECP's academic program enables students to earn an Associate degree, while in high school, for free. The school currently pays up to $3,800.00 each year ($1,900 per semester) per student, which covers tuition, fees, and required textbooks.
Upon initial enrollment, every student takes the Accuplacer exam, which determines placement into college prep or college level courses. Students that place into College Algebra (MAT 121), must have completed Algebra II.
Students average about five courses a semester, which is dependent upon a student’s academic course load. For instance, a student who is completely college ready might only take ENG 121 (3 college credits), MAT 121 (4 college credits), and BIO 111 (5 college credits). This student only takes three classes, but is still considered to be taking a full academic load (12 college credits).
Every course on campus is on a semester schedule. Each high school (College Prep) class is 60 minutes. College Prep courses are five days per week, except Workforce Readiness which is two days per week. College-level courses, taught on the CEC campus, will meet two or four days per week depending on the credit level and contact hours requirement set forth by the college (Arapahoe Community College and Colorado State University-Pueblo).
63 college credits are being offered on the CECP campus during the school day. These courses are a combination of Arapahoe Community College and Colorado State University-Pueblo courses. Students take college courses on the CECP campus, and once they have exhausted the courses they need for their intended Associate degree, they take the remainder of their courses at one of our local partner colleges.
Please insert this policy into your syllabus. For Arapahoe Community College instructors, please use ACC’s Academic Misconduct Statement: Student Code Conduct Responsibilities and Rights, AP 4-30a, as well as the CECDC Academic Integrity Addendum below.
For College Prep (High School Classes Only)
Academic Integrity Statement:
Colorado Early Colleges Douglas County students are expected to conduct themselves with ethicality in all courses and assume full responsibility for the content and integrity of the academic work they submit. The guiding principle of academic integrity will be that a student's submitted work, examinations, reports, discussions, and projects must be that of the student's own work and unique to the course. Consequences will follow any of the following actions:
- Represent the work of others as their own (this includes copying material from the Internet for discussion postings or other assignments without proper citation)
- Use or obtain unauthorized assistance in any academic work.
- Give unauthorized assistance to other students.
- Modify, without instructor approval, an examination, paper, record, or report for the purpose of obtaining additional credit.
- Misrepresent the content of submitted work.
Collaboration. Unless otherwise instructed, all work submitted is to be done individually by the student. This means you should not be working in pairs or in a group to write discussion posts, complete assignments, take quizzes, and other assessments unless specifically asked to do so by your instructor.
Plagiarism / Dual Submission. Plagiarism, whether intentional or accidental, is academic dishonesty and may incur disciplinary action ranging from receiving a zero on an assignment or failing a course to more severe consequences. Plagiarism means
- Using someone else’s ideas and not correctly citing that use. This means that if you put someone else’s work into your own words, put it in your work, and do not correctly document it, the idea is plagiarized.
- Using someone else’s words without quotation marks and not correctly citing that use.
- Using someone else’s images or other works (such as from the Internet) without correctly citing that use.
- Submitting work that has been turned in for credit in another class or at another institution unless specifically permitted by your instructor.
CECDC Academic Integrity Consequences:
For College Prep/High School Courses—
The first incident:
Students will receive specific instruction on plagiarism and academic integrity and how to avoid it. Students are required to use TurnItIn.com for major papers, which allows the instructor to check for plagiarism and self-plagiarism. If there is an incident of plagiarism, the student will receive one warning from the instructor and will have the opportunity to redo the paper. The assignment will be counted as a zero until the problems have been corrected and the assignment resubmitted. The instructor will record the incident in the student's notes section in Infinite Campus.
The second incident:
If the same student plagiarizes a second time, the student will be referred to CECP administration for a meeting with the student's parents, the instructor, and the administration to determine the consequences, which may include an in-school suspension, a grade penalty, and/or a failing grade in the course.
For On-Campus College Courses—
There is zero tolerance for students who violate the academic integrity statement at the college level. At this level, students may be subject to the professor’s and the administration's consequences, as well as the partner college institution’s disciplinary sanctions, which may include academic probation, failing the course, or expulsion (see https://www.cccs.edu/sp-4-30-student-disciplinary-procedure/). The instructor will record the incident in the student's notes section in Infinite Campus.