About Colorado Early Colleges
Each student, regardless of background or skill level, will have the opportunity to pursue a growth mindset that will allow them to achieve mastery and to demonstrate they can succeed in school, in college, and in their chosen career.
No exceptions. No excuses.
Colorado Early Colleges “CEC” is a network of tuition-free public, charter schools across the state of Colorado. Four high schools and three middle school provide CEC students with the opportunity to take college courses while in high school.
CEC is authorized by Charter School Institute, a Colorado state-wide charter school organization. (Website: www.csi.state.co.us)
As state designated Colorado Early College high schools, Colorado Early Colleges’ curriculum is designed to give students the opportunity to concurrently earn, upon graduation, a high school diploma and a post-secondary credential within four years. A post-secondary credential includes an associate degree, a career and technical education certificate or at least 60 college credits.
Colorado Springs Early Colleges, Est. 2007
CEC Fort Collins, Est. 2012
CEC Parker, Est. 2014
CEC Fort Collins Middle School, Est. 2015
CEC Aurora, Est. 2017
CEC Windsor, Est. 2019
CEC Fort Collins West Middle School, Est. 2019
CEC Inverness, Est. 2020
CEC Castle Rock, Est. 2020
The CEC Network Support Center, located in Colorado Springs, provides services to the entire network including, but not limited to policy development, transportation, accounting/finance, human resources, grant writing, student information system management, CDE and CSI compliance, Network newsletter, etc.