College Credit in High School

PSD high school students may take college courses to earn both high school and college credit at the same time. Students interested in taking classes should discuss options with their high school counselor.

Benefits of taking college classes in high school include:

  • Students take challenging courses in areas that align with their ICAP (Individual Career and Academic Plan)
  • Students may finish college earlier because of earned college credits.
  • Students may earn an associate's degree by the time they graduate from high school. 
  • Students who have earned 9 credit hours of concurrent enrollment classes may be eligible to take a fifth year of high school consisting of all college classes through the ASCENT program.

 

PSD college credit programs

Tuition-free concurrent enrollment college classes are available at PSD high schools, the Futures Lab, Front Range Community College, and Aims Community College.

Student-paid tuition programs are available at Colorado State University and through CU-Succeed. Programs and options are listed below.

PSD Paid College Credit Programs

Concurrent Enrollment through FRCC and AIMS

High school students can take college classes, with tuition paid by PSD, through concurrent enrollment programs offered by Front Range and AIMS community colleges.  Students can take these classes at their home high school, on the college campus, or online. 

Learn more on the Future Ready website.

Questions?

Concurrent Enrollment Coordinator
Kristen Besanceney | kbesance@psdschools.org   

Student Paid Tuition College Programs

High school students can take college classes at Colorado State University and through the CU Succeed program. Students/families pay tuition, fees and textbook costs.

Students interested in taking college classes are required to meet and discuss options with their high school counselor.

Colorado State University college credit classes

Required form: CSU enrollment request form

Students take college-credit courses on the CSU campus. Credits are transferable. For courses, registration and tuition information, visit the CSU Dual Enrollment web page. Travel is the responsibility of the student/family.  

CU Succeed college credit classes at PSD high schools

Students enroll in University of Colorado Denver courses and take classes at their high school. Courses are taught by high school teachers with credentials to teach at the college level. These classes are offered at a reduced-tuition rate.   

For more information about CU Succeed courses at PSD high schools, see your school counselor.

Questions?

Please reach out to your high school counselor.