Colorado Springs Early Colleges is a community of about 619 students that is relational, innovative, and like no other campus in the city.
As a small high school, CSEC provides a world-class education in a personal, supportive atmosphere.
We assess every student who enrolls, meet them where they are at academically no matter the level and move them toward earning their high school diploma and college credits.
Sharing space with Colorado Technical University, CSEC’s goal is to make college courses available—and free—to those who are ready to begin college-level course work now. For those not college ready, we are a high school first and offer college prep classes to students with the goal of preparing them to be college- ready in less than two years.
PPCC on-campus students attend college courses on the CSEC campus as part of CSEC's normal school day in classes composed entirely of CSEC students.
Off-campus students attend college courses at area institutions such as PPCC and UCCS integrating into classrooms and campus life of those institutions learing side-by-side with other college students.
The end result is that students can leave CSEC with both a high school and a college transcript in hand, knowing they have been equipped for post-secondary success.
Think College! Think Career!
We are a tuition-FREE public charter high school open to any student in Colorado Springs and the surrounding area.
Our district is the Charter School Institute. (We are not affiliated with any Colorado Springs school district.)
CSEC students can take college classes while still in high school through UCCS or on any of the PPCC campuses.
Students can join CSEC as a full-time or part-time student. (Part time students must be enrolled in an academic program--private school or homeschool-- apart from CSEC.)
CSEC is a community of 618 students. Approximately 60% of CSEC students are taking at least one college-prep (high school) class, 36% at least one college-level class on campus and 40% at least one college class off campus.
Our school year begins in mid-August and ends before Memorial Day. On campus, we offer a 6-period, daily schedule from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Upon graduation, CSEC students leave with a high school transcript and a college transcript from each of the institutions attended.
We offer many GT Pathway college courses guaranteed to transfer to any college or university within Colorado.
Five CSEC buses transport students from the south and east sides of town with several stops along Woodmen Road. Carpooling options are also available.