ASCENT (Accelerating Students through Concurrent Enrollment) is a 5th year 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.
For eligibility criteria and tuition information, please see ASCENT Frequently Asked Questions. For more information on how AP scores can count for ASCENT, please see Advanced Placement Scores and ASCENT. For more information on postsecondary planning and the ASCENT Program, please contact your student's high school counselor.
Students who wish to participate must complete the ASCENT Intent Application and return to their school counselor by April 19.
Once a student decides to fully pursue the ASCENT funding option, the ASCENT Agreement and Registration Form must be completed and submitted to their high school counselor before May 1. Prior to this happening, the student must make sure he or he has qualifying test scores and/or pre-requisites me and has 12 college credits (100 course level or higher).
ASSET stands for Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow. This important legislation (Senate Bill 13-033 - The ASSET bill) provides an additional pathway for Colorado students to qualify for instate tuition at Colorado institutions of higher education. Colorado high school graduates or GED recipients who attended at least three years of high school in Colorado and are admitted into a public college or university in Colorado within 12 months of graduation may be considered to qualify for instate tuition.
Students without lawful presence in the United State who qualify for in-state tuition under ASSET must also complete an affidavit stating that he/she has met the ASSET requirements and will apply for lawful presence as soon as he/she is eligible to do so. ASSET students are eligible to receive a College Opportunity Fund (COF) stipend and may be eligible for private or institutional aid.
For more information on ASSET, please contact your student's high school counselor.