Two Schools Recommended for Early College Status

Posted 03/01/2017
West Early College and the Denver School of Innovation and Sustainable Design (DSISD) are being recommended for early college status, a state designation that ensures a student who successfully completes the curriculum will have completed either an associate’s degree or 60 credits toward the completion of a college degree.
The Office of Postsecondary Readiness identified these schools as prime candidates for becoming Colorado Early College High Schools because of their demographics, concurrent enrollment and career tech pathways, as well as their potential for academic growth and expansion.


Greta Martinez, assistant superintendent for postsecondary readiness, said this is part of a strategic plan to bring additional DPS high schools forward for early college status because the model enables more students, particularly low-income and minority students, to experience rigorous high school and college coursework that leads to improved outcomes.