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Concurrent and Dual Enrollment

Do you want to take college courses and earn credit toward a certificate or degree while still in high school?
Explore your multiple options: 

Concurrent Enrollment 

Through concurrent enrollment, students have the opportunity to take college classes offered at Adams 12 high schools, Adams 12 FutureForward campuses, and at Front Range Community College. Five Star Schools pays the tuition for these classes.

What are the benefits?

  • Students can get a head start on their college and career goals while still attending high school.

  • Students can earn college credits that count toward a college level certificate, degree or can be applied in a Career and Technical Education program

  • Free college credit by earning a “C” or better in a Concurrent Enrollment class.

Who is eligible? 

  • Available to all high school students who meet the requirements of the college course and are accepted to the college for admission.  

  • Students must have indicated the college course(s) in their ICAP and completed the required forms by the college deadline.

  • Students taking courses at a college campus must provide their own transportation.

Who pays for it?

  • Five Star Schools pays for the college tuition.

  • Students and families are responsible for all campus fees and books.

How do I enroll?

  • Work with your high school counselor to learn how to enroll in a CE course.

  • Learn more about the CE process at Front Range Community College.

Click here to learn more about the district’s current Concurrent Enrollment offerings.


Adams 12 currently partners with the following colleges to offer Concurrent Enrollment opportunities:
Front Range Community College, Community College of Aurora, Red Rocks Community College and Aims Community College.

You can find more information about Concurrent Enrollment on the Colorado Department of Education website.

Dual Enrollment 

In the district’s dual enrollment program, local colleges award credit to students at a nominal tuition cost that the student is responsible to pay. We currently partner with CU Succeed, Colorado State University-Pueblo, and Metropolitan State University for these opportunities. 
Dual enrollment offerings can be found here.

What are the benefits?

  • Convenience of taking college-level courses at your high school.

  • College credit is available at a minimal cost compared to costs of taking traditional courses on a college campus.

Who is eligible?

  • All high school students enrolled in any district high school.

Who pays tuition and fees?

  • Students and families pay a much-reduced tuition rate and course fees.

How do I enroll?

  • Students must contact their high school counselor to find out about dual enrollment offerings.

  • Students will enroll for the dual enrollment while taking the high school course.


Adams 12 currently partners with the following colleges to offer dual enrollment opportunities:
Metropolitan State University-Denver and University of Colorado-Denver's CU Succeed program.

Click here to learn more about the district’s current dual enrollment offerings.


This program is located at Northglenn High School and allows students to finish with an associate of applied science degree in computer information systems from Front Range Community College. To learn more, visit the P-TECH website.

Gateway to College

This program is an opportunity for students who need an alternative to traditional high school or have left high school without a diploma. Click here to view the Gateway to College website.

  • Students have the opportunity to complete their high school requirements while earning college credits toward a degree or certificate.

Work with your high school counselor or contact FRCC Gateway to College directly to learn more about this program.