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/)
- Filling out COF Application (tuition assistance)
- College Opportunity Fund (Online Application: https://cof.college-assist.org/)
- Testing: TABE, Accuplacer, or ACT
- ICAP checklist (Individualized Career & Academic Plan- see ICAP tab)
- DPS CE paperwork
- EGTC paperwork
- Teacher referrals
- Attendance reviews
- Grade requirement: Sophomore – Seniors : EGTC and CCD classes
- Seniors only: Developmental Ed Courses
- Income after graduation
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
- Computer Networking
- Geographic Information Systems
- Legal Office
- Medical Clerical
- Office Administration
- Real Estate
- Video Production and Editing
College of Design Industries
- Culinary Arts
- Professional Baking/Cake Decorating
College of Health Science
- Nurse Assisting (CNA)
- Medical Clerical
- Pharmacy Technician
- Medical Assisting
College of Trades and Industry
- Automotive Collision Repair
- Automotive Technician
- CAD – Building Information Modeling and 3D Design
- (HVAC) Heating/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration
- Water Quality Management
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. Other courses can be explored as well based on classes needed towards high school graduation requirements and future plans. Please discuss options with your counselor!
Developmental Education courses (Dev Ed)
By taking the Accuplacer exam, you will find out if you need more support in math and reading in order to be eligible to enter 100 level Math and English courses, upon entry into your Community College experience. If you do require more support, EGHS offers Developmental Education Math and English classes that will prepare you. These classes are taught by a CCD instructors and follow CCD guidelines and expectations. Please speak to your counselor about these Developmental Ed courses and when you should be taking the Accuplacer.
- CCR 092 – College Composition and Reading (pre-requisite for English 121)
- MAT 050 – Quantitative Literacy (pre-requisite for Math 120, math for Liberal Arts majors)
- MAT 055 – Algebraic Literacy (pre-requisite for Math 121, math for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math STEM related majors) *Only seniors are eligible to take these courses.
**Every Junior and Senior will be required/requested to take the Accuplacer at some point during your Junior or Senior year
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