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LCHS high-school students have the opportunity to get a “jump-start” and earn college credits while still in high school. Learn more about the benefits of concurrent & dual enrollment!

ASCENT Application Coming Soon.

Accelerating Students through Concurrent Enrollment (ASCENT)

ASCENT is a tuition-free fifth-year high-school program allowing eligible seniors to take an additional year of college classes at Front Range Community College (FRCC), Aims Community College, or Metro State University the year immediately following 12th grade.

  • ASCENT students do not attend high-school classes
  • Tuition, books and, fees are paid for by Poudre School District
ASCENT eligibility — 9 post-secondary credit hours
  • Nine post-secondary credit hours are required to be eligible to participate.

  • Deadline to apply is May 15, 2024

  • Learn more about the ASCENT program on the flyer below or the CDE website.

ASCENT Application Worksheet

(please download and save to your computer)

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Sarah McConahy
Assistant College Counselor | ASCENT Program Coordinator



The Colorado Department of Higher Education reports that, on average, participation in Concurrent Enrollment while in high school is associated with:

  • an increased likelihood of enrolling in college immediately after high school
  • a decrease in the likelihood of needing remedial education in the first year of college
  • higher credit hour accumulation, higher grade point average, and retention in the first year of college