CEC Early College of Denver@Community College of Denver, Denver

Facts and Highlights 2014-15*

Primary Features: Small school size, college course offerings and support, college and career readiness, seminar, advisory
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 425
  • Gender: Female (55%)   Male (45%)
  • Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic: (88%)  Black (2%)  White (6%)  Asian (2%) Other (1%)
  • Free/Reduced Lunch: 87%
  • Average Daily Attendance: 94%
  • High School Graduation Rate: 94%

College Enrollment Data (2013-14 Cohort)

  • 346 students in grades 9-12 enrolled in college classes
  • Average credits earned by graduation: 15
  • Average GPA: 3.15
  • Current college enrollment
    • 9: 98%
    • 10: 70%
    • 11: 75%
    • 12: 95%

Post Secondary Enrollment

  • 83% of graduates aspire to enroll in a 4 year college or educational institution

Students say the best part of their high school experience is:

  • Being able to take college courses and earning college credit. And getting the help I needed with College applications, scholarships, and so on. Every Friday was extremely helpful.
  • Getting prepared for college and getting a head start in post- secondary education.
  • Maturing into a young adult. Through meeting other people and the rigorous work that the school makes [me] do helped me mature. The college level classes help me realize how much harder college is than high school, thus making me mature enough to enroll in a college and be at the college-level of education.
* Data gathered and analyzed by NCREST (National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools and Teaching)2014.


  • Students invited to 2014 Aspen Institute of Ideas
  • · U.S. News and World Report - American’s Best High School 2010 and 2009: Bronze Metal
  • . Denver's Highest Achieving High Schools

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