Welcome to Colorado Early Colleges (CEC)

Where Opportunities For Success Belong To Everyone

From exceptional middle school educations to college degrees and industry recognized certifications for our high school graduates to unique learning opportunities for homeschool and non-public school students — the Colorado Early Colleges network of tuition-free public charter schools strive to remove barriers in delivering the highest levels of academic success possible to all K-12 Colorado students through multiple full-time and part-time enrollment options.

CEC Campus Full-Time Learning | Grades 6-12
CEC Campus Part-Time Learning | Grades K-12
College Partner Campus Full & Part-Time Learning | Grades 9-12
Online Full-Time Learning | Grades 6-12
Online Part-Time Learning | Grades K-12

Our Beliefs

CEC recognizes the responsibility we have been entrusted with to deliver a positive and lifelong impact on our students and their families, both academically and in life — and to deliver it with equity and fairness in the Colorado communities we have the privilege to serve. We have created a belief system to guide us in our endeavors in building strong campus communities that are filled with passion, driven by excellence, and dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Career Pathways at Colorado Early Colleges


At CEC, we know that when young people develop valuable skills, make connections and build a network while they are in middle school and high school through career learning, they have an inside track on being successful in life. Career-focused students have a significantly greater high school graduation rate (90%) than the national average (75%), and, also do better in class because hands-on experiences within career courses make academic subjects more engaging and more interesting.

News From Our Schools

CEC4me!, where we showcase some of our students, share their goals, reveal their challenges, and how CEC was the right choice for these students and their families.

CEC Network Success Stats

$0K average college expenses saved per student
0 students have graduated with a college degree
0K+ total college credits earned by our students
$0M+ saved in tuition, fees, and books for our students and families
0K+ college courses offered through our schools

Student Life Around Our Network

Our Accredited College Partners

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