ECA’s high school for 9-10th graders follows a College Preparatory approach. Students are treated as individuals with unique goals and career aspirations. They gain their first exposure to college work through a College 101 course that prepares them with appropriate learning skills to help them meet the rigorous expectations of college learning. Students continue with traditional standards learning in Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies with an emphasis on how their learning will transition to college learning expectations.
In grades 11 and 12, the focus is on acquiring high-level content and academic skills, including those needed to advance to and succeed in postsecondary education. We partner with Front Range Community College, the University of Colorado Denver, Western Colorado University and AIMS Community College to provide college-level offerings on our campus taught by ECA professors. College offerings may include (but are not limited to) World Literature, Creative Writing, U.S. History, College Algebra, College Spanish, and Environmental Science. These offerings allow students to potentially earn college credits or even an Associate Degree. At times, students may take an online course or attend courses on the college campuses.