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Welcome to CEC Westminster College Direct!
A SATELLITE OFFICE OF OUR FORT COLLINS CAMPUS
CEC Westminster College Direct (CECWCD) is a tuition-free public charter high school option welcoming ALL students in metro and rural Colorado. Our students attend classes directly on the campus of one of our Accredited College Partners and have the ability to earn an associate degree, industry recognized certifications, or 60+ college course credits while simultaneously completing CEC high school graduation requirements.
Students who enroll with CEC Westminster College Direct have access to the same benefits available to those who attend classes on our Fort Collins High School campus.
- Individualized academic and career advising through the Westminster Satellite Office every semester
- Eligibility to compete in CHSAA sports
- Full-Time & Part-Time enrollment opportunities to meet the needs of our unique student population, including homeschool and non-public school students
- Opportunity to participate in traditional high school activities such as Student Council, NHS, Prom, and High School Graduation through the CEC Fort Collins High School campus
- Services Provided for Students with IEP, 504, ALP, and ELL plans
- Students attend all classes at a CEC Accredited College Partner campus location that is convenient for them and have access to on-campus college resources such as free tutoring, student activities, and many other benefits of college student life
- Opportunity to earn a CEC High School Diploma and an Associate Degree, Industry Recognized Certifications, or 60+ College Course Credits
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
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CEC Governing Board Meeting – May 26, 2023 @ 3:30 p.m.
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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.
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.
Student Spotlight: CEC Robotics Program Succeeds At Colorado Vex Robotics Competition High School State Championship
Students represented the CECFC Robotics Program at the Colorado Vex Robotics Competition State Championships last Saturday, March 4th. Formed as a club 7 years ago, this program has developed to four class periods which has produced multiple teams that qualified for the US Open Championships and VEX Worlds Championships.
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.
RSVP for One of Our Informational Meetings
Want to learn more to make sure CEC Westminster College Direct is right for your family?
We encourage all prospective families to attend one of our Informational Meetings, either in-person or virtually. The leadership team gives a presentation on our programs, staff, culture and are there to answer any questions you may have. Choose a date below and RSVP today!
What do our students like about College Direct?
variety of classes
lack of busy-work
more credits in less time
Top 5 College Direct FAQs
No. The CEC Westminster College Direct (CECWCD) Satellite Office is not a school campus, but rather an advising and testing center. Students will participate in full advising appointments and take the Accuplacer and other state tests, as applicable, at our office location or remotely. All classes will be taken on the college campus of your choosing from our list of accredited college partners.
Yes, we have full-time advisors on staff for our CECWCD students at our Westminster Satellite Office location. They will work one-on-one with your student, in person or remotely, to ensure they are on track for high school graduation and the postsecondary pathway of their choosing.
Yes. CECWCD students may partake in all CEC Fort Collins High School campus activities such as Homecoming, Prom, NHS, Student Council, student clubs, and more. They may also get involved in any clubs and activities offered at the community college they attend.
Yes! CECWCD students are eligible to play sports for their neighborhood school as long as they meet the CHSAA requirements. CECWCD frequently provides the flexibility students need to better participate in practices, meets, and tournaments.
All Full-Time College Direct student graduates who meet CEC Graduation Requirements will graduate through the CEC Fort Collins High School. CECWCD students are eligible to attend the May CECFC graduation ceremony, and their high school diploma will designate them as a graduate of Colorado Early Colleges Fort Collins.
College Direct Full-Time / Part-Time Fact Sheet
|Consideration||For Full-Time Students||For Part-Time Students|
|Course Load||7+ college credit hours per semester||3-6 college credit hours per semester|
|Tuition Voucher||$2,100 per semester||$1,050 per semester|
|CEC Student Transcript||Includes courses transferred in from previously attended schools, including homeschools||CEC College Direct courses only|
|Earn a high school diploma through CEC Fort Collins||Yes||No|
|Participate in the CEC Fort Collins High School Graduation Ceremony||Yes||No|
|Course of Study||Must follow graduation requirements and Individual Career Academic Plan of CEC Fort Collins||Follow goals and requirements of private school or homeschool|
|Enroll at another public school while enrolled at CEC||No. CEC Fort Collins is a public charter school, and you may only be enrolled in one public school per school year.||No. You may be enrolled in a private school or a homeschool, but not another public school.|
|Change Full-Time or Part-Time status mid-year||*Yes. A Full-Time student may drop to Part-Time status for 2nd semester.||*No. A Part-Time student may not increase to Full-Time status until the next school year.|
|Attendance Verification||Required for students taking community college courses||Required for students taking community college courses|
|Grade Level Determination||Determined by prior year grade level and age||Determined by prior year grade level and age|
|State Required Standardized Tests||**9th, 10th, and 11th graders: CMAS, PSAT, and/or Colorado SAT||**9th, 10th, and 11th graders: CMAS, PSAT, and/or Colorado SAT|
|5th Year Option Availability||Yes||No|
*Students may change their status only once during their enrollment at CEC. A Part-Time student may opt to become a Full-Time student at the beginning of any school year. At that time, the student will need to provide an official transcript showing any credits earned outside of CEC.
**State required standardized tests are required for all Full-Time AND Part-Time CEC College Direct students. All CEC Fort Collins students must come to the designated testing site on the designated testing days, even if it requires the student to miss an off-campus college course.
Students may continue to be enrolled at CEC until they meet their graduation requirements or until they turn 21. Students who turn 21 on or before October 1st of the current school year are not eligible for enrollment.