A Special CEC Governing Board meeting is Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 7:30 a.m. and will be held virtually via...
Welcome to CEC Aurora High School!
Colorado Early Colleges Aurora (CECA) opened its doors in 2017 as a tuition-free, open enrollment public charter high school. CECA provides a personal and supportive atmosphere where students are able to pursue their unique and individual educational and career goals. As an early college high school, our academic program is designed to allow students who complete the curriculum to earn an associate degree, 60+ college credit hours, and/or career credential at no cost to families.
Colorado Early Colleges Aurora provides students in grades 9th-12th the opportunity to begin working on college-level courses as soon as they are college ready. We assess every student who enrolls and meet them where they are academically, no matter the level. Our students earn a combination of high school and college credits as they pursue a high school diploma and an associate degree or higher.
All at $0 Cost to Our Families!
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.
Open Enrollment for the 2022-2023 School Year is Here! Ready to Join CEC?
News from CEC Aurora
This month, Anna Watson, a Colorado Early Colleges Inverness senior, will be earning both her high school diploma and her bachelor's degree in applied mathematics from Metropolitan State University of Denver, making her one of the University’s youngest graduates ever.
William Navarrete Moreno is making a big name for himself, not only in Colorado Springs, but also across the state. From graduating a year early, to holding a 4.8 GPA, he will be the first generation in his family to go to college and has been accepted into the Medical School Program at the University of Colorado.
We are excited to share that 2021 CECA alumnus, Malik Jones, has helped Team U.S.A. Paralympic Sled Hockey team win gold in the 2022 Paralympic Winter Beijing Games. Take a moment to learn more about Malik.
We are excited to share that CEC Castle Rock is the recipient of a Colorado Charter School Program expansion grant! This competitive grant award of $900,000 over 2 years will be used for academic programming, technology, furniture and equipment, and staff professional development.
Statewide results from the Colorado Department of Education for PSAT and SAT testing performed during March-May 2021 showed that our CEC Douglas County School 11th grade students from Castle Rock, Inverness and Parker outperformed their counterparts at both the district and statewide level in their SAT mean score averages.
The NEW Colorado Early Colleges Middle School is excited to host local business and community leaders as well as statewide educational and government leaders to celebrate one of CEC’s founders, Ms. Deborah Hendrix.
“My parents emigrated from Mexico before I was born to give their children more opportunities in life. I can never thank them or my community of friends, advisors, and teachers at CEC enough for giving me this great chance to follow my dream of becoming a pilot. I was an apprentice with CareerWise at Frontier Airlines, and choosing CEC made it possible to schedule my classes with my job.”
Meet Quinn, a CEC4Me story! Quinn chose CEC Fort Collins for the opportunity to receive her college degree with a flexible schedule, so she could pursue acting classes. Her choice of CEC paid off; she is now at the NYU Tisch School of Arts.
CECCR junior, Bella Sparks was interviewed recently by KDVR/Fox 31 about her new charcuterie business. We are inspired to see how her creativity and entrepreneurial spirit developed into a successful small business that brings joy to many.
RSVP for One of Our Informational Meetings
Want to learn more to make sure CECA is right for your family? Attend one of our informational meeting, either in-person or virtually. Our leadership team gives a presentation on our programs, staff, culture and we’re there to answer any questions you may have. Choose a date below and RSVP today!
“Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.“ – Marian Wright Edelman
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Healthy and Delicious Breakfast & Lunches Made Fresh Each Day!
CEC Food Services believes that fresh made whole food can change the world. We are committed to creating tasty and nutritious meals with a farm-to-school program model. Our breakfast and lunch program provides meals that energize our students so they can maximize their educational goals while making everyone that walks into our cafe know they are part of a community that values them. Some of our local vendors are Red Bird Farms, Royal Crest Dairy and the Lone Pine Cattle Company of Red Feather.
CEC Aurora has freshly-made meals available for students directly out of our campus kitchen. Click the link below to learn more about our wonderful meals, and to access links to free and reduced lunch forms and information for students.