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Welcome to CEC Aurora High School!
CEC Aurora High School (CECA) is a tuition-free public charter school welcoming ALL students in the Douglas County area — offering both full-time enrollment and part-time enrollment for homeschool and non-public school students.
Our nurturing CECA campus provides a personal and supportive experience where students are able to explore and pursue their own unique educational and career pathways. We assess every student who enrolls to meet them where they are academically, no matter the level — and provide them with the opportunity to begin working on college-level courses as soon as they are college ready.
Our campus culture is caring, inclusive, and focused on creating confident, lifelong learners!
- Smaller Class Sizes with Passionate, Enthusiastic and Highly-Qualified Teachers
- STEM and Liberal Arts Focused Curriculum
- Exceptional Pathways Towards FREE College Degrees & Industry Recognized Certifications
- Services Provided for Students with IEP, 504, ALP, and ELL plans
- Engaging Electives in Robotics, Engineering, Small Engines, Health Science, Ceramics, Painting, Drawing, Career Explorations and more…
- FREE Tutoring for ALL Students
- Healthy Breakfast and Lunches available each day from our Farm-to-School Kitchen!
- FREE Bus Transportation (Locations Based On Student Need)
- Part-Time On-Campus & Online Enrollment Options for Homeschoolers
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.
News from Our Schools
CEC Governing Board Meeting – May 26, 2023 @ 3:30 p.m.
CEC’s Governing Board meeting is Friday, May 26, 2023 at 3:30 p.m. and will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams....
CEC in the News: CEC Douglas County Announced as John Irwin Excellence Award Winner!
CEC Douglas County (Castle Rock, Inverness, and Parker) was just announced as a John Irwin Excellence Award winner! The John Irwin awards are given to schools that demonstrate exceptional academic achievement over time.
CANCELLED: CEC Governing Board Meeting – May 12, 2023 @ 3:30 p.m.
CEC’s Governing Board meeting scheduled for Friday, May 12, 2023 at 3:30 p.m. is cancelled. Date: Friday, May 12, 2023...
CEC in the News: UCCS student and CEC Colorado Springs alum breaks record graduation age
Annika Mote, CEC Colorado Springs alum and UCCS graduate, is graduating from UCCS at just 17 years old, breaking the record for youngest graduate in program history.
Watch the full story from KRDO and read the article here.
CEC in the News: Arapahoe Community College Shines a Spotlight on CEC Parker 12th Grader, Matthew Stuckenbruck!
Arapahoe Community College recently featured Matthew Stuckenbruck as one of their Concurrent Enrollment Student Spotlights. Matthew will be graduating this year with his Associate of Science transfer degree in Mathematics and his high school diploma.
CEC in the News: CEC Fort Collins and CEC Inverness Students Receive Daniels Fund Scholarship!
Congratulations to CEC Fort Collins 12th grader, Lauryn Oram, and CEC Inverness 12th grader, Stella Nolen, who have been selected as Daniels Scholars! Scholars are chosen based on their character, leadership potential, and commitment to serving their community.
CEC in the News: CEC Parker and Windsor Students Honored as Charter Champions!
Ethan W, a CEC Parker student, and Abigail L, a CEC Windsor student, were recently recognized as "Charter Champions" by the Colorado League of Charter Schools at their annual conference. These students were two out of 23 students selected across the entire state.
CEC in the News: CEC Aurora Director of Innovation, Alfredo Beltran Aguirre, Selected for Commissioner’s Teacher Cabinet!
Alfredo Beltran Aguirre, Director of Innovation at CEC Aurora, was chosen by the Colorado Department of Education to join the Commissioner's Teacher Cabinet where he will provide input on the implementation of state education policy.
CEC in the News: CEC Inverness and Parker Teacher, Ben Simonds, Selected as Finalist for Charter School Educator of the Year
Ben Simonds, a CEC Inverness and Parker teacher and GT coordinator, was selected as a finalist for the Colorado League of Charter Schools' 2023 Hall of Fame awards that honor the state’s most talented educators and advocates.
CEC in the News: CEC Aurora’s Hannah Reese joins Our Community Broadcast Network
Hannah Reese, CEC Aurora’s Head of School, joined Our Community Broadcast Network to talk all about CEC’s program and how students in Aurora and the state of Colorado take advantage of the opportunities available.
CEC in the News: CEC’s Tom Smith and the Howie Family Join The Parent Exchange
Tom Smith, CEC Online Campus' Executive Director, joined Tillie Elvrum for The Parent Exchange this week to talk all about the benefits and opportunities CEC's Online Campus has to offer!
The Howie Family also joined this week's episode to give an inside look at being enrolled in CEC's Online Campus from both a student and parent perspective.
Watch the full episode here:
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!
Food & Transportation Services
CEC Food Services is committed to providing delicious and balanced meals through our Farm-to-School meal program. We believe that by providing nutritious and appetizing meals for students using fresh, locally-sourced foods is how we can best support their academic success.
CEC Transportation Services believes that ensuring proper access to learning starts with our students traveling to and from school safely. We are extremely proud to be a charter school network that operates 16 buses with multiple routes and stops along the Front Range in support of our campus locations, and provide our students and their families with this option.