4. What is ASCENT 12+1 free college?

ASCENT 12+1 is an additional year of Concurrent Enrollment for qualified seniors after the 12th grade. ASCENT candidates must complete 12 college credits (recorded on a college transcript) by the end of 12th grade and may apply for full-time or part-time status. ASCENT students may participate in graduation services with their graduating class and will receive their high school diplomas at the end of the ASCENT year due to state funding criteria. ASCENT is highly competitive and slots are limited, so all ASCENT students should complete the FAFSA and apply for financial aid and scholarships, in case ASCENT funding falls short. 
See ASCENT 12+1 Info Sheet in the right margin of this webpage.
 
On D49 "Early College" campuses such as PPEC (Pikes Peak Early College) and PTEC (Power Technical Early College), students may complete up to 60 college credits towards their certificates, associate degrees, or 4-year degrees.