Earn college credit while still in high school

The College Credit in High School (CCHS) program partners with high schools to deliver a college experience that prepares students with the skills and courses they need to navigate the challenges of higher education and complete a meaningful degree.

Five reasons to participate in Concurrent Enrollment (CE) or Dual Enrollment (DE)

    1. Increase your likelihood of earning a degree.

Students who participate in CE or DE learn the skills they need to navigate college processes and the challenges of college. As a result, they are less likely to drop out and more likely to complete a degree.

    2. Make low-cost mistakes.

When CE or DE students make mistakes in their CE or DE classes, and perform poorly, they typically have a robust high school and college support system to help coach them through how to not make those same mistakes in the future when they are paying full college tuition.

    3. Save time.

Students who consult with an advisor or counselor and use the General Studies requirements as a guide to select classes or who take classes related to their academic and career goals will spend less time in college and more time in their career.

    4. Save money.

CE or DE students who work with an advisor or counselor to select classes that align with their academic and career goals end up saving hundreds or even thousands of dollars in tuition.

    5. Test the waters.

For students who are unsure of whether college is a good fit, CE or DE can be a great chance to try college out without the risk of paying hundreds or thousands of dollars.

Concurrent enrollment is offered as a state-funded College Opportunity Fund (COF) eligible program at MSU Denver. Dual enrollment is a cash-funded COF non-eligible program at MSU Denver.

Meet the College Credit in High School staff

Jessica Buckmaster
CCHS Director

Gwen Estridge
CCHS Manager

Allen Burch
CCHS Advisor

Stephanie DeBord
CCHS Quality Assurance and Accreditation Manager

David Harper
CCHS Outreach and Recruitment Manager

College Credit in High School course partnerships

  • 27J Schools
  • Adams 12 Five Star Schools
  • Adams 14 School District
  • Aurora Public Schools
  • Bennett School District 29J
  • Boulder Valley School District
  • Cherry Creek School District
  • Colorado Connections Academy
  • Colorado Early College Aurora
  • Colorado Early College Castle Rock
  • Colorado Early College Ft. Collins
  • Colorado Early College Inverness
  • Colorado Early College Parker
  • Colorado High School Charter
  • Colorado Springs School District 11
  • Denver Public Schools
  • Douglas County School District
  • DSST: Cedar High School
  • Elizabeth School District
  • Englewood Schools
  • Estes Park School District
  • Falcon Aerolab
  • Girls Athletic Leadership School (GALS)
  • GOAL Academy
  • Greeley-Evans Weld County School District 6
  • Jeffco Public Schools
  • Jefferson Academy Secondary School
  • Lewis-Palmer School District
  • Littleton Public Schools
  • Mapleton Public Schools
  • Mesa County Valley School District 51
  • Pinnacle Charter High School
  • Platte Canyon School District #1
  • Poudre School District
  • Roaring Fork School District
  • Sheridan School District No. 2
  • Vrain Valley Schools
  • STEM School Highlands Ranch
  • Strasburg School District
  • Summit School District
  • The Summit Academy
  • Thompson School District
  • Two Roads Charter School
  • Weld County School District RE-1
  • Weld RE-4 School District
  • Weld RE-8 School District
  • Westminster Public Schools
  • Woodland Park School District
MSU Denver supports the Aurora Public Schools Gala in October

MSU Denver supports Aurora Public Schools at 2023 Gala

MSU Denver staff and supporters attended the Aurora Public Schools (APS) Gala on October 12th. MSU Denver was an Honor Roll sponsor for this event and offers concurrent enrollment courses to APS students.

College Credit in High School Partnership

Littleton Public Schools EPIC (Explorative Pathways for Innovative Careers) Campus Ribbon Cutting for the newly opened school was on Saturday, August 26th. MSU Denver Innovative and Lifelong Learning College Credit in High School program and the academic departments of Aerospace and Aviation Science and Engineering and Engineering Technology and the Advance Manufacturing Sciences Institute are partnering with LPS and EPIC Campus to offer concurrent enrollment courses at the school beginning this fall 2023. Participating students will earn 3-9 MSU Denver credits.

College Credit in High School Team at LPS ribbon cutting
Colorado Concurrent Enrollment logo

MSU Denver’s College Credit in High School (CCHS) program is offered in partnership with the State of Colorado and the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE).

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