Accelerating students through concurrent enrollment
ASCENT is a fifth-year high school program that lets eligible seniors take a year of only college classes at Front Range Community College: ASCENT Information for FRCC Students or AIMS Community College.
ASCENT students do not attend high school classes.
Removal of ASCENT slots - Any eligible student may participate in ASCENT
The cap of 500 ASCENT slots statewide is removed.
Therefore, there is no ASCENT allocation model.
Any eligible student may participate in the ASCENT program if they meet eligibility requirements.
ASCENT eligibility - 9 postsecondary credit hours
The local education provider (LEP) may designate a qualified student as an ASCENT program participant.
The number of postsecondary credit hours required to be eligible to participate in the ASCENT program is now 9 (reduced from 12).
Learn more about the ASCENT program on the CDE website.