Meet CEC Inverness College Direct Senior, Zack VanConett, an EMT/Firefighter who is pursuing an associate degree in paramedicine!
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!
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
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News from CECCS
CEC’s Governing Board meeting is Friday, September 16, 2022 at 3:30 p.m. and will be held at CEC Colorado Springs...
The application for the Daniels Scholarship Program will open on September 15 with a deadline of October 15. Scholarship...
Colorado Early College Colorado Springs' own Christina Davis was recognized as 1 of 50 teachers nationwide by TestOut for Teachers Appreciation 2022 for helping students achieve success in their learning.
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.
Hannah Duncan, a 10th grader at CECCS, set new records at the USA Powerlifting Teen Nationals competition in March in Chicago, setting two American records for bench-pressing and setting 14 Colorado state records.
CECCS student and 2022 Boettcher Scholarship finalist William Navarrete Moreno chose Mrs. Karen Jordan as their teacher nominee in recognition of...
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.
“I like the simple fact of the opportunity to go to college – I never thought of college as a possibility for my future. My circumstances in life would never have led me to earning an associate degree but thanks to the support of my teachers and advisors, I did it. CEC gave me the chance to pursue my goal of becoming a firefighter, all I had to do was put the work into it.”
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.
We want our students and families to know that we hear you. Your CEC IT support staff are here for you and we have resources available to put you on track. For more information, helpful resources and links for technical support for Teams, Infinite Campus and more visit CEC IT Support Center.
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
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Healthy Breakfast & Lunches Prepared On Our Campus.
Students need healthy meals to learn. CECCS offers healthy breakfast and lunch to students every full school day through Colorado Springs School District 11 and meals are prepared on our campus. Please encourage your student to participate in this program as it is an important part of their academic success. Please be advised that meal charging is not allowed.
Meal Payment System
Student meal histories may be viewed and email notifications can be set up if you register with My School Bucks even without using the prepayment options. Sign up is free and you may click here to do so.
Free and Reduced Meal Program
Your student may qualify for free meals or for reduced priced meals. If you are unsure if you qualify, please visit the Free and Reduced Lunch page on the District 11 website which also provides a link to an online application. You may also pick up an application from the District 11 staff during lunch service.