Graduation

2020
 
 

New Information as of 5/8/20

New Grad Site

 

CECFC continues to plan for an in-person graduation later this Summer, but in the meantime we will make our Spring graduation as special as possible! We will be hosting a virtual graduation ceremony and senior graduation boards through our new site 

 

 

 

We are asking all our CECFC families to join us on May 17th at 2:00 pm to celebrate all the achievements of this amazing group of students! We are also asking seniors and parents to help us make your senior graduation boards special by submitting photos through the above website.

 

The password for access to senior boards has been mailed out via student and family announcements!

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  • Grads can now request to receive their diploma via US mail for a $5 postage & handling fee.  To request, Click HERE.
  • CECFC is planning for ALL graduates to pick up their diploma cover, cap & gown order, honor cording, PWR Endorsed Diploma medal and/or NHS medal, if applicable, and two copies of the graduation program via a drive thru process on May 6th & 7th from 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM and from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM at the following locations:
    • CECFC High School - 4424 Innovation Drive, Fort Collins
    • Westminster Satellite Office - 2861 W. 120th Avenue, Westminster
  • Graduates who have indicated they are walking in the ceremony are encouraged to wear their cap, gown, tassel, and any honors earned, and submit pictures to CEC using this email cecfcgraduationpics@coloradoearlycolleges.org. To be included in the program, all pictures must be received by 9:00 AM on May 11th.
 
COVID-19 and graduation - At this time, the CEC Leadership team is working to finalize the details for a virtual Graduation ceremony to be held the same day as our original ceremony, May 17, 2020. We know this is one of the most important milestones for our students and their families, and we want to honor the hard work and effort our Graduates have put in to achieving such an important goal. A letter with Graduation information was sent at 5:30 pm on April 15th with details of our new Graduation 2020 plan.  To view a copy of the letter Click HERE
 
 

Graduation Info Cast Recorded Meeting

 Click Here for Link 

 
The meeting on Tuesday, March 31 covered important information regarding individual graduation diploma distinctions, the graduation ceremony, diplomas, cap/gown orders, degrees and/or certifications being earned as well as information on scholarships and FAFSA.  If you were unable to attend this meeting or would like to view the recorded information click the link above.   
 

All 2019-20 graduates must complete the following:

 

1.  CEC Graduation Application Click HERE

DUE DATES

December Grads - October 30

May Grads - January 10

 

 2. The $35 Graduation Fee

Payable by cash, check, or charge at the CECFC High School Bookstore, directly at the Westminster satellite office, or mail checks payable to CECFC, 4424 Innovation Drive, Fort Collins, CO  80525.

Waived for students on Free Lunch

$15 for students on Reduced Lunch

DUE DATES

December Grads - October 30

May Grads - January 10

 

 3. CEC Post High School Survey - Click HERE

DUE DATES

December Grads - December 4

May Grads - April 15

 

 

Cap and gown order pick up days - May 6th & 7th from 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM AND from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM at CECFC High School Admissions Office or
Westminster Satellite Office. 
 
Jostens Group Orders due @ NOON on December 4, 2019
 
Graduates are encouraged to write their names inside their caps. They are also welcome to decorate the top of their caps following CEC dress code standards:
Words, symbols, or pictures which include any references to sex, drugs, tobacco, alcohol, weapons, obscenities, profanities, as well as anything vulgar, lewd, legally libelous, distracting, and/or dangerous are prohibited.
 

IMPORTANT SENIOR DATES & DEADLINES

September 12 @ 6 pm– ALL GRADS

Initial Graduation Meeting @ CECFC High School

September 26 @ 6 pm – ALL DISTANCE GRADS

Initial Graduation Meeting @ Westminster Satellite Office

October 1 - ALL GRADS

Start FAFSA Application

October 30 – DECEMBER GRADS ONLY

Graduation Application

October 30 – DECEMBER GRADS ONLY

$35 Graduation Fee*

December 4 – ALL GRADS

Deadline for Jostens Group Order (Cap, Gown, & Tassel Unit and/or graduation supplies) 

December 4 - DECEMBER GRADS ONLY

CEC Post High School Survey

December 10 – DECEMBER GRADS ONLY

All CECFC Fees and Books Due

January 10 - MAY GRADS ONLY

Graduation Application

January 10 – MAY GRADS ONLY

$35 Graduation Processing Fee*

January 31 – ALL GRADS

Senior Picture Deadline – Upload Here

February 10 – ALL GRADS

Deadline for Ordering Yearbook at $55

March 24 @ 6 pm – ALL GRADS

Detailed Graduation Meeting @ CECFC High School

March 31 @ 6 pm – ALL DISTANCE GRADS

Detailed Graduation Meeting @ Westminster Satellite Office

April 15 – MAY GRADS ONLY

CEC Post High School Survey

April 15 - ALL GRADS

Graduation Information Check Sheet Due by NOON

May 6 & 7 - ALL GRADS

Cap, Gown, Diploma Covers, Honors cording PICKUP Days

May 12 – MAY GRADS ONLY

All CECFC Fees and Books Due

May 17 @ 10 am – ALL GRADS

Graduation Rehearsal

May 17 @ 2 pm – ALL GRADS

Graduation Ceremony

June 23 & 24  – ALL GRADS

Diploma pickup days at CECFC High School or

Westminster Satellite Office from 8 am-3 pm

July 15 & 16 – ALL GRADS

Diploma pickup days at CECFC High School or

Westminster Satellite Office from 8 am-3 pm

 

DECEMBER GRADS ONLY

 

* Graduation Fee

MAY GRADS ONLY

 

·         Waived for students on Free Lunch

ALL GRADS

 

·         $15 for students on Reduced Lunch

 
 
 

2019-20 Graduation Requirements

The Colorado Early Colleges Board of Directors has established the following graduation requirements for all students pursing graduation. All of the following criteria must be met in order for a student to graduate:

  1. A student must earn credits in the following areas:

Early College

Graduation Requirements

University and Associate Pathway

Career and Technical Education Pathway

English

4

4

Mathematics

4

3

Natural Science

3

2

Social Science

  3*

  2*

World Languages

2

0

College & Career Readiness

1

1

Academic Electives

3

8

Post-Secondary Credential

Associate Degree

OR >= 60 college credits

CTE Certificate

 

 

*Social Science credit includes the satisfactory completion of a civics/government course that encompasses information on both the United States and State of Colorado (C.R.S 22-1-104).

  1. Students are required to participate in and successfully complete the requirements and goals of the Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) process.
  2. All Colorado Early Colleges graduates must demonstrate college or career readiness based on at least one measure in English and one measure in math listed in the Menu of College and Career-Ready Demonstrations established by the Colorado Department of Education.
Full-time students transferring from other educational programs must meet Colorado Early Colleges’ graduation requirements. Part-time students are not eligible to graduate from Colorado Early Colleges.
 

Diploma Distinctions

With Honors

With High Honors

*Cum Laude

(with praise)

*Magna Cum Laude

(with great praise)

*Summa Cum Laude

(with highest praise)

Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Endorsement

(PWR Endorsed Diploma)

30+

College Credits

OR

a certificate

60+

College Credits

3.50 Cumulative unweighted GPA

AND

30+ College Credits

3.65 Cumulative unweighted GPA

AND

30+ College Credits

3.80 Cumulative unweighted GPA

AND

30+ College Credits

Includes but is not limited to:

·      College ready in math, English, and three additional college disciplines

·      Completed internship,  volunteering, and work or CEC activity

 

Refer to school for complete requirements

*Diploma Distinction designation is based off Fall GPA Calculations of student's graduating year
 
 
Requirements to qualify as the Valedictorian and Salutatorian are as follows:
a.       Must graduate Summa Cum Laude with High Honors based on weighted GPA*
b.      Must have earned at least an associate degree or 60 college credits toward a bachelor’s degree
c.       Must walk in the graduation ceremony
d.      Valedictorian must give a speech during the graduation ceremony
e.       Must earn an Endorsed Diploma
f.        Must be classified as graduating by December 1 of graduating school year

 

 
Graduation Display Board Size - 36X48 trifold board
Display Board

For Additional Graduation Information Contact:

 

Laura Boulton / Director of Admissions/Graduation Coordinator

 
 

Colorado Early Colleges Fort Collins

Phone: 970.377.0044 ext.111  Fax: 970.377.1144

laura.boulton@coloradoearlycolleges.org

4424 Innovation Drive  Fort Collins, CO 80525

Letter to Graduates & Parents/Guardians
 
Grad Info Ltr
 
2020 Cap
 
Click on Cap to order ALL things graduation!
Deadline to receive group discount is NOON on
Dec 4, 2019
 
 
Order Your Transcripts via Parchment
Order Credentials from Parchment
 
 
Senior Picture Upload
Deadline
January 31, 2020

 

 

 

Order Your Yearbook from Jostens

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