Colorado Early Colleges is Excited to Announce the Availability of Fully-Online Learning Programs for Full-Time Students Grades 6-12!

Enrollment is now open, with classes starting August 2021!*

*Please note that CEC has been permitted through our school charters to enroll a limited number of students (both inside and outside of the school districts our campuses are located in) into our online programs, placing priority for enrollment on a first-come, first-served basis.

Brief Overview & Key Features

Our CEC Online Programs are fully-online offerings for students in grades 6 -12 that aim to deliver the same great support and skill-based programming our on-campus students experience in our middle school and high school campuses.

Students can work on-pace or accelerated, earning both a High School Diploma and an Associate Degree upon graduation – with ZERO COST to students and families.

  1. Synchronous and asynchronous learning to maximize scheduling flexibility, course offerings and student engagement
  2. Disaggregated support from teachers, advisor-mentors, and tutors
  3. Students may choose to advance at a minimum or accelerated pace to complete classes
  4. Daily Basecamps for socialization, goal setting, and executive functioning
  5. Laptop and internet support to remove technology barriers
  6. Regional activities and virtual clubs to support student interests and build community with classmates
  7. Student services available

Want to make sure that fully-online learning is the right choice for your family? We encourage you to RSVP for one of our Online Programs Informational Meetings, or, for an Informational Meeting scheduled at a CEC Middle School or High School.

Please note that submitting an RSVP to a CEC Informational Meeting does not place you under any obiligation to apply for enrollment. These meetings are made available to assist Colorado families in choosing the best possible option for the education of their students.

RSVP for One of Our Informational Meetings



Interested in fully-online learning for the upcoming 2021-22 school year? For our:

Please contact your Principal.

Please contact your student’s Academic Advisor.

Top Online Learning FAQs

As a fully-online program, all courses are taught online in an asynchronous environment through doing, reading and listening. At times, courses will have synchronous classroom time for Socratic discussions. Students can always reach out to their teachers, advisor-mentor, and tutors for additional help and guidance.

Yes, the OnFire/Spark LMS platform that CEC utilizes and all online college course online platforms are accessible via Windows or IOS operating systems.

Yes, CEC is permitted to enroll students from outside of the school districts that our campuses are located in. However, we are currently limited to (10) out-of-district students per each CEC school code for enrollment into our online programs. (Note: Due to the ongoing pandemic, CEC schools are allowed to exceed the limitations for enrollment into our online programs if the reason for choosing this option is due to health concerns over Covid-19)

Yes! CEC students can participate in sports at their local middle schools and high schools through CHSSA or independent clubs. Processes and procedures regarding participation can vary between schools. We recommend you reach out to your local school to learn more.

Middle school students will enroll in year-long courses with options to accelerate. Courses must be completed by the end of the term.

Yes, eighth-grade students can take college courses when deemed ready. Students and families will let their advisor-mentor know that they intended to take college level classes; from that point the advisor-mentor will ensure the appropriate placement scores have been achieved and will coordinate with the college partner for approval.

Yes! Students are able to access associate degree pathways through our CEC Online Programs.

Yes, all students will have the opportunity to take state required standardized tests.  Parents do have the right to “opt” their student out of state testing.

All students and families will undergo a technology audit and onboarding to ensure there is confidence at home in navigating our systems. Students who need a laptop will be eligible to complete the checkout form and receive their equipment.

Yes! We have plans to offer student clubs, student government, and regional in-person social events to help build a sense of community with classmates, promote school pride, and support student wellbeing.

Students are accountable for completing their coursework by:
– Working at either a paced or accelerated learning model that guides them towards course completion.
– Meeting with their teachers, advisor-mentor, and tutors who will proactively reach out to students to support them and help keep them on task.

Questions for Our Online Learning Director?

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