ASCENT (Accelerating Students through Concurrent Enrollment) is a program that allows high school seniors to remain enrolled at the high school and take a fifth year consisting entirely of college classes at participating colleges. The tuition for the college classes is paid by Englewood Schools at the community college tuition rate.

To qualify for the ASCENT program, a student must:

  • be under twenty-one years of age

  • be a senior in their fourth year of high school when applying for the program

  • have received at least 12 credit hours (semester hours or equivalent) of postsecondary course work prior to the completion of his or her 12th grade year

  • have applied to and have been accepted into a postsecondary degree program at a qualified Colorado college/university 

  • meet all prerequisites for the course(s), including required test scores, and not be in need of any basic skills/remediation coursework in their selected pathway

  • be registered as a full-time high school student in Englewood Schools

  • agree and adhere to the regulations and policies set forth by the college institution 

For more information on how AP scores can count for ASCENT, please see Advanced Placement Scores and ASCENT.  

Students who wish to apply to the program must complete the ASCENT Student Application and return to their school counselor by April 15.

Once a student has received official notification of acceptance into the program, they must complete the following forms:

For more information on postsecondary planning and the ASCENT Program, please contact your student's high school counselor.