College Credit Options for Students
Advanced Placement courses - AP Test administered in spring of each year, scores 3 and above can be accepted by most of the nation's colleges and universities. Students should check with the college/university they are planning on attending to verify their score will be accepted as credit.
CSU Ready - CSU Ready is the only formal concurrent enrollment offering (for students wishing to take CSU courses as part of their high school curriculum).
Career Pathways - Formerly known as high school programs. Students participate in on campus, yearlong CTE programs, specifically for high school students. They attend three high school classes on FCHS campus as well.
Campus Select - Formerly known as "PSEO" or "House bill 1244". Students take FRCC classes on campus as college students. The class must meet a graduation requirement in order for district to pay for course. See other guidelines for district payment.
ASCENT - (Acceleration Students through Concurrent Enrollment) students opt to remain enrolled at their home high school for a 5th year, and take all classes at FRCC. Students must have completed 12 college credits in high school to be eligible.
FRCC CollegeNow: Opportunities for High School Students
Front Range Community College's CollegeNow Department is proud to offer concurrent enrollment opportunities to Poudre School District high school students. Concurrent enrollment allows students to earn both high school and college credit for the same FRCC course, at no tuition cost to the student (students may be responsible for fees and/or textbooks).
FRCC CollegeNow allows students to experience college courses that fall in line with their Career and Academic Plans (ICAPs) while still in high school. Whether exploring topics related to career and technical fields or taking courses that will transfer to a 2 or 4 year college or university, FRCC CollegeNow can help you get a jump start on your future!
Many FRCC concurrent enrollment courses are guaranteed to transfer to all public institutions of higher learning in Colorado. Visit http://web1.frontrange.edu/catalog/4316.htm for more information about the Colorado guaranteed transfer program. Other courses prepare students to continue in career and technical fields. Transferability is noted in each course description.
Students can participate in FRCC CollegeNow in 3 different ways:
A) Career Pathways: Students participate in on campus, year-long career and technical programs, designed specifically for high school students. For a full description of our programs, please see pages 44 and 46.
B) High School Select: Students take FRCC classes at their home high schools, from high school teachers who meet the qualifications to become an FRCC faculty member. Look for classes designated as "Concurrent Enrollment" in this guide when making your class schedule.
C) Campus Select: Students take FRCC classes on campus
If you are interested, please talk to your high school counselor to begin the application process. Students will be selected for each program based on counselor recommendation and/or qualifying placement test scores.
Students seeking to take concurrent enrollment courses will need to complete and/or provide the following documents and test scores to enroll:
1) Complete FRCC Application
2) Complete the College Opportunity Fund (COF) document
3) Submit ACT score of 18 or higher in Reading and Writing or complete FRCC Accuplacer test* with an approved score.
FRCC Campus Select and CSU Ready
PSD has an exciting partnership with our local colleges (Front Range Community College and Colorado State University) that allows eligible students to take college courses at FRCC and CSU while still in high school. It is designed to increase the number of high school students earning college credit.
To qualify for the program a student must:
• be under 21 years of age and enrolled in any Poudre School District School
• be a 9‐12 grade student in high school
• have Accuplacer or ACT scores appropriate for the approved class
• have parent or guardian and high school counselor signatures and approval.
• have not met PSD graduation requirements
• apply for courses not available on PSD campuses
• have applied for and received the College Opportunity Fund
Enrollment and Registration Procedures
The following forms MUST be completed and returned to your counselor 60 days prior to the semester the course will be taken
• Concurrent Enrollment application (available from your high school counselor)
• Confirmation sheet for COF
• Accuplacer or ACT scores
• Updated ICAP
Tuition and Fees
PSD will cover the current Community College Rate of tuition for up to 2 courses per semester at either FRCC or CSU. Students will be responsible for the cost of fees, books and any tuition above the Community College Rate of tuition for each course.
• PSD covers only the cost of approved college level courses. If a student chooses to take a developmental course, the student must pay for the course.
• Students will be responsible for transportation to and from their college classes.
• If a student voluntarily drops a course without the consent of the high school principal or PSD, or if the student fails the course, the student or the student's parent or guardian shall reimburse the district for the amount of tuition and fees paid by the district.
Click below to see a list of all the courses offered at FRHS (high school select) or courses students can take at FRCC (campus select) that are Gifted & Talented courses.