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Contact: Shiloh Mitchell
Date: August 17, 2016
COLORADO EARLY COLLEGES FORT COLLINS RANKED AS A TOP COLORADO HIGH SCHOOL
Fort Collins school makes the grade for second year in a row
FORT COLLINS, CO. — For the second year in a row, Colorado Early Colleges Fort Collins (CECFC) was given top marks by Newsweek magazine for preparing its students for college. Sandi Brown, the Head of School for CECFC, said “We are honored to be recognized as one of the top performing schools in the state. Our students have shown a deep level of perseverance and commitment to their future because we treat them as individuals and allow them choice in their education.”
CECFC follows the Early College model. Students, when they test college ready are concurrently enrolled at the high school and local colleges to gain college credit. Students at CECFC far outpace their peers across the state in reading, writing and math. According to the Colorado Department of Education (CDE), the school scores almost 30 percent better than the statewide average when it comes to students writing at the proficient or advanced level.
“The hard work of all of the students, teachers and staff is what made this achievement possible,” said Keith King, Administrator of the Colorado Early Colleges Network of Schools. “The recognition by Newsweek about the outstanding opportunities offered at our Fort Collins campus demonstrates that we are getting these young adults ready for college and life,” King went on to say.
Newsweek’s annual report only examined schools that were in the top 30 percent of all schools in each state. The determining factors that merit a schools inclusion on the list include: college readiness; SAT/ACT scores and college acceptance rates, among other factors.
About Colorado Early Colleges
Colorado Early Colleges is a network of top-tier charter schools located across the Front Range of Colorado. The Colorado Early Colleges Network is a network of charter schools that provide tuition free public education that enables all students, regardless of background, to get an Associate Degree in high school for free. The network’s 2016 graduating class of 350 students produced nearly 140 Associate Degrees and one Bachelor’s Degree.