1. What is Concurrent Enrollment and how do I qualify?

D49's vision for Concurrent Enrollment is to promote and ensure affordable, equitable access to successful college learning.
 
Concurrent Enrollment is an opportunity for qualified high school students to take college courses while in high school and receive both high school and college credit towards professional certificates, 2-year degrees, and transfer to 4-year universities. College courses are delivered on high school campuses by certified teachers and also on college campuses by college professors. Generally, students 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 $170/credit), for students who have the academic and personal readiness skills to be in a college setting. (A, B, C grades in current and last semester are required to apply).  
  1. Apply to Pikes Peak Community Collegeapply for COF, and obtain Student “S” number.
  2. 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 SAT/ACT/AP/IB exam scores, students can provide copies of official test scores to their high school counselors and Accuplacer may not be necessary.
  3. Submit CE Student Request Form to high school counseling office.  CE Student Request Forms are available on this webpage and also in the counseling office.  To apply, no D or F grades in the current or the last semester; no student conduct or attendance concerns. 
  4. A College Readiness Assessment form is required for rising 9th and 10th graders. The student's counselor will coordinate this form with core teachers.  Please allow at least 10 days for this process.
  5. Schedule a College Advising Appointment with a high school counselor after CE qualification has been confirmed. CE paperwork will be provided at this time and both student and parent/guardian must attend College Advising to discuss a personalized plan of study and to provide signature authorizations.