Red Rocks Credit Offered at Your High School

You may be able to take college classes without leaving your high school... and at no cost!

Selected academic and career based high school classes are offered for Red Rocks Community College credit with the tuition paid by the school district. The courses are taught during the school day in the high school classroom by RRCC qualified high school instructors. The credit earned is for dual enrollment - college and high school credit towards high school graduation requirements.

Click here to see a list of the courses offered at your high school.

The Benefits

  • Tuition is paid for by your school district
    If the course is successfully completed with a grade of C or better, the school district will pay the cost of your tuition.
  • Classes held on your high school campus
    Your RRCC qualified high school teacher will offer you the college course in your high school classroom.
  • Get a head start on your college career
    The coursework earned can be applied to a degree or certificate program.
  • Begin your Red Rocks official college transcript
    The credit earned will automatically be recorded on your Red Rocks official transcript permanently.

Steps to get started:

Step 1APPLY 

Click here to Complete the free Red Rocks and College Opportunity Fund applications. Click on  Apply Here

You will need:

  • Your social security number
  • Colorado Driver's License for your parent or legal guardian
  • Residency information for your parent or legal guardian

Be sure to:

  • Enter your social security number and information correctly
  • Say YES to create the College Opportunity Fund Application on your behalf. Otherwise you will need to complete the separate application at www.rrcc.edu/college-opportunity-fund

Click here to download detailed application instructions and a worksheetPDF Format

Step 2TEST

Some Academic classes that offer college credit require a specific score.

Click here to view the list of required test scorespdf

If you are enrolled in a class that has a prerequisite, assessment can be accomplished by:

        Submitting a copy of your qualifying ACT or SAT scores or meeting high school exemptions.

         Or by…

         Taking the free Community College Placement Test (CCPT) at Red Rocks Community College

  • Testing is offered on a walk-in basis at the Lakewood or Arvada Campus
  • Visit www.rrcc.edu/assessment to learn more about placement testing and to find study guides
  • You will first need to complete the Red Rocks online application to obtain a S#
  • You will need to present a photo ID to test (high school ID's accepted)

Or by..

Taking the free Accuplacer Assessment Test on your high school campus

  • The following high schools offer Accuplacer testing on the high school campus to Concurrent Enrollment Students:
    • Arvada High School
    • Conifer High School
    • Evergreen High School
    • Golden High School
    • Jefferson High School
    • John F. Kennedy High School
    • Platte Canyon High School
    • Rock Canyon High School

Talk with your high school instructor or counselor to learn more.

  • You must complete the FREE Red Rocks Application and obtain your RRCC student ID number before testing
  • A photo ID is required to test

 

 

Step 3 REGISTER

Submit the Concurrent Enrollment Agreement and Registration Form

You will need:

  • Your Red Rocks student ID
  • A signature from you and your parent or legal guardian in section B.
  • A signature from the high school principal or designee (if not provided) in Section C & D.
  • Please attach a copy of your ACT or SAT scores (if applicable)

Fall Red Rocks Community College Registration Sessions

Jefferson County Public Schools:

 

Warren Tech counselors will arrange visits by program to Red Rocks Community College during the school day to submit paperwork, test (if needed) and register. Visits will begin in November 2016.

Warren Tech Central:

 

Warren Tech counselors will arrange visits by program to Red Rocks Community College during the school day to submit paperwork, test (if needed) and register. Visits will begin in November 2016.

Warren Tech North:

 

Red Rocks Community College representatives will visit Warren Tech North to collect paperwork from students and complete registration on:

January 25, 2017

 

OR

 

Attend drop-in registration week at
Red Rocks Community College:

High School Relations Office Room #1008
13300 W. 6th Ave, Lakewood, CO 80228

Monday, January 9, 2017 through Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Drop-in registration hours: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Spring Registration Deadline: February 1, 2017

Click here to see a list of the courses offered at your high school.
Learn more about the Concurrent Enrollment process pdf
Click here to download the Concurrent Enrollment at your High School Checklist pdf

Important Facts about Concurrent Enrollment:

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Participation in Concurrent Enrollment begins your college experience and  permanent college transcript. In contrast to the Advanced Placement (AP) Program, where college credit is granted upon successful completion of a national examination and no record is kept on the student's college transcript if the exam is not passed, registration for concurrent enrollment constitutes a commitment to enter the final course grades on your permanent college record, regardless of the results. Furthermore, credit is earned by performance and participation throughout the course, rather than by an exit examination alone.

Grades

All Concurrent Enrollment grades are posted to an official college transcript, and a college GPA is established. This transcript becomes part of your permanent college record. Final grades will also appear on your high school transcript and must be identical to the grades posted on the college transcript.

Drops and Withdrawals

All schedule adjustments, such as drops and withdrawals, must be submitted in writing to the High School Relations Office. Drop and withdraw deadlines for Concurrent Enrollment courses are set by the college. You must abide by the deadlines-no exceptions.

Drop definition: If the dropped request is made before the drop deadline, no record of the course will appear on your college transcript and no tuition is charged.

Withdraw definition: After the drop deadline, a withdraw can be made before the withdraw deadline. A "W" grade will appear on your college transcript. Your college GPA will not be affected.

For semester drop and withdraw deadlines, click here to see the Academic Calendar or you may contact the High School Relations Office.