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Aims - Career Academy Program

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In partnership with Aims Community College, we offer high school students the opportunity to participate in the Career Academy program. This program provides students the opportunity to get a jump start on college and their career path while in high school.

The Career Academy program is a form of concurrent enrollment through which students take outlined college courses in a specific career pathway. Each of the Career Academy pathways trains students in an environment that simulates real-world experiences using industry-standard equipment. Students participate for free; tuition, fees, and course materials are paid by the district.

Students can earn certifications. When they finish high school, the Career Academy positions students for additional training to further their academic and career goals, as well as equips them to enter the workforce.

The Career Academy Program at Aims Community College allows students to earn both high school and college credit and acquire skills and qualifications for entry-level positions. Best of all, there is no cost to participate!

Career Academy Programs:
Deadline to Apply for Aims Career Academy:
  • The deadline to apply to Career Academy for the Fall of 2024 school year is March 15, 2024.
How to Enroll:
  • Students will need to have talked to their counselor to chose a program, and applied to AIMS before the above deadline. AIMS does not accept any applications after this date.
Who to contact:
  • For questions regarding Career Academy or issues with the application, please contact the AIMS Career Academy Rep Margaret Dempsey at margaret.dempsey@aims.edu or by phone at 970.339.6492.

Concurrent Enrollment Resources

Aims Community College and Front Range Community College courses that high school students can take for high school and college credit. 

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TREP Program

The TREP program creates the opportunity for qualified students in an educator career pathway to concurrently enroll in postsecondary courses and earn college credit at no tuition costs to them or their families, for up to two years after the 12th grade year.

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ASCENT Program

The ASCENT program is a "5th Year high school" program. After completing high school, eligible seniors can take college courses for one year, full time, tuition free, at Front Range Community College or Aims Community College. ASCENT students do not attend high school classes. 

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