Through DPS’ Concurrent Enrollment program, EGHS encourages students to become college students WHILE finishing their high school graduation requirements! This program allows students to enroll in classes/programs of their choice, through partnering schools such as Community College of Denver and Emily Griffith Technical College, in order to:
- Gain exposure to higher education (rigor, schedule, homework, expectations, etc.)
- To work on a certificate or trade that will provide students better employment opportunities
- Complete high school graduation requirements while incurring college credit
- To become college ‘ready’ through Developmental Education courses
- To take college courses for minimal cost to the student **
**DPS will pay for these courses as long as the student completes the course(s) and earns a C or higher grade. Please note that students may be required to repay the cost of tuition to their school if they do not pass or withdraw from the class in a timely manner. **Students are responsible for the cost of books, fees, and transportation to these programs (inquire about assistance for these costs with your counselor)
Please speak with your counselor about the specific requirements based on your program of choice as different programs and classes have different requirements that include but are not limited to:
- Filling out College Applications
- Apply to Emily Griffith Technical College (Online app http://www.emilygriffith.edu/apply-now)
- Apply to Community College of Denver (Online app https://www.ccd.edu/)
- College Opportunity Fund – tuition assistance (Online Application: https://cof.college-assist.org/)
- Testing: SAT, ACT, Accuplacer, MAP, TABE (EGTC only). Test score eligibility varies with each school and program.
- ICAP checklist (Individualized Career & Academic Plan- see ICAP tab)
- DPS CE paperwork
- Attendance reviews
- Grade requirement: Sophomore – Seniors : EGTC and CCD classes
Emily Griffith Technical College
EGHS students commonly take courses in the following CE programs (See EGTC website for full list of programs. Not all can be offered to high school students based on schedules/times or diploma requirements):
College of Business and Technology
College of Design Industries
College of Health Science
College of Trades and Industry
Community College of Denver
EGHS students commonly take pre-requisite Math and English that assist them on their road towards an Associates degree at CCD or Bachelor’s degree elsewhere (ie. English 121, Math 120 or Math 121). Other courses can be explored as well based on classes needed towards high school graduation requirements and future plans (ie. Social Studies, Science, Electives). Please discuss options with your counselor!
College First (Formerly ASCENT- Accelerating Students through Concurrent Enrollment)
College First is a CE program that works with students to take on full-time college classes at a community college or technical college as a 5th year senior. DPS pays for tuition and students are responsible for books and fees. College First students can participate in their graduation ceremony and will only receive their diploma once they complete this additional year of post-secondary education.
- Students must have met all graduation requirements.
- Students must have successfully passed (‘C’ or better) 12 college credit hours prior to end of senior year.
- These courses must be 100 level or higher. It is the student’s responsibility to provide college transcripts upon request.
- Students must have a 2.0 GPA or higher.
- Students must be college ready through ACT scores or Accuplacer assessment.
- Student must have a completed and updated ICAP (Individual Career and Academic Plan)
- Students must have completed and turned in the Intent to Participate to their counselor at the start of their senior year.
**Please speak with your counselor for more information about the College First program, as it is not designed for all students