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CECFC was founded in 2012 as a tuition-free, open enrollment public charter high school. Our mission is to ensure that each student, regardless of background or skill level, will have the opportunity to pursue a growth mindset that will allow them to achieve mastery and to demonstrate that they can succeed in school, in college, and in their chosen career. No exceptions. No excuses. CECFC is the only high school in northern Colorado that allows students grades 9-12 to earn an associate degree and/or certifications at no cost to families. In the fall of 2015, CECFC added its middle school with 6-8 grades to extend its personalized education model to more students and give them an earlier start to college and workforce readiness preparation.

Colorado Early Colleges Fort Collins provides students in grades 9th-12th the opportunity to begin working on college-level courses as soon as they are college ready. CECFC students can earn a combination of high school and college credits as they pursue a high school diploma and an Associate degree or higher -- all at no cost to the CECFC families. CECFC pays for tuition, fees, and books.

Along with college-prep high school courses, Front Range and Aims Community College courses are taught on the CECFC high school campus. Qualifying students can take college courses off-campus at any Front Range or Aims Community College campus. All courses taken must satisfy degree requirements. Students may pursue an Associate of Applied Science and Certifications and/or an Associate of Arts or Science.