- Vista Ridge High School
- Concurrent Enrollment
1. What is Concurrent Enrollment and how do I qualify?
D49's Concurrent Enrollment promotes and ensures affordable, equitable access to successful college learning.
Concurrent Enrollment is an opportunity for qualified students to take college courses while in high school and receive both HS and college credit towards industry certificates, 2-year degrees, and transfer to 4-year universities. College courses are available on high school and on college campuses. Students typically receive 2 semesters of weighted HS credit for each 1 semester college course.
D49 pays for college tuition and fees, based on the resident community college tuition rate (approximately $180/credit), for students who have the academic and personal readiness skills to be in college.
(A, B, C grades in current & last semester required to apply).
- Complete your ICAP or Pathway Plan (see your Counselor).
- Apply to Pikes Peak Community College, apply for COF, and obtain Student “S” number.
- Take NextGen Accuplacer exams (Writing and Math)
- Take Next Gen Accuplacer at the PPCC Testing Center or contact your counselor for testing dates on your campus.
- Untimed testing takes about 1-2 hrs; photo ID and “S” number required; no appointment necessary.
- To prepare for testing, go to Practice Tests (Students are ready to take Math Accuplacer toward the end of Geometry for Career Math and the end of Algebra 2 for College Algebra and up)
- If students are college ready based on PSAT/SAT/ACT/AP exam scores, students can provide copies of official test scores to their high school counselors and Accuplacer may not be necessary.