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ASCENT

Concurrent Enrollment: ASCENT Option

NEW: UPDATES TO ASCENT & CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT PROGRAMS

As a result of the passage of the Public School Finance bill (HB22-1390), significant changes were made to the ASCENT and Concurrent Enrollment programs.

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The PWR of ASCENT

Accelerating Students through Concurrent Enrollment (ASCENT) is a fifth-year high school program that allows students to participate in concurrent enrollment the year after 12th grade. Qualified students who have completed at least 9 credit hours of postsecondary coursework prior to completion of their 12th grade year may be eligible for the ASCENT Program. See more eligibility requirements.

Students & Parents: please check with your high school counselor for specific information regarding how your school district administers the ASCENT Program. 

Postsecondary & Workforce Readiness (PWR)

ASCENT provides an accelerated opportunity for students to earn a postsecondary credential, helping students develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to be postsecondary and workforce ready.

What's New?

Changes to ASCENT
for 2022-23

See the Changes

2023-24 Estimated Number of
ASCENT Participants, DUE 11/14/22

Submit ITP

2022-23 ASCENT Student Coding
Webinar, 9/21/22

Access Webinar Materials

ASCENT Webpage
for Students & Families

Learn more

Annual Report on Dual and Concurrent Enrollment

Funding

ASCENT participants remain students in their Local Education Provider (LEP) for one year following their 12th grade year. The LEP receives ASCENT specific per-pupil state funding that it uses to pay their college tuition at the resident community college rate. Students receive their high-school diplomas at the end of their ASCENT year. [C.R.S. § 22-35-108]

 


Contact

Michelle Romero 
Phone: 303-877-4155
E-mail: Romero_m@cde.state.co.us