Welcome to CEC Colorado Springs 6-12!

Colorado Early Colleges Colorado Springs 6-12 (CECCS) was founded in 2007 as a tuition-free, open enrollment public charter high school. As a small high school of around 600 students, CECCS 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, CECCS’s 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. CECCS’s Middle School program started Fall 2021. For more information, RSVP to one of our informational meetings by scrolling down on this page to our calendar and choose a date.

Colorado Early Colleges Colorado Springs provides students in grades 6th-12th the opportunity to begin working on college-level courses as soon as they are college ready. CECCS assesses every student who enrolls and meets them where they are academically, no matter the level. CECCS 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!

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.
Jennifer Daugherty – Head of School
  • 4405 North Chestnut Street, Suite D Colorado Springs, CO 80907
  • 719.955.4675 - Main
  • 719.260.1253 - Fax

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RSVP for One of Our Informational Meetings

Want to learn more to make sure CECCS 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


CEC Network Success Stats

$0K average college expenses saved per student
0 total college degrees earned by our students
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

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