Jeffco School Options
GT Center Schools Info & Policies
Refer to the Jeffco Restart plan and your individual schools for specifics on learning options offered.
Middle School and High School
There are many ways students can earn college credit while in high school. Most Jefferson County high schools have credit-earning opportunities where students earn college credit by taking a college-level course (concurrent enrollment or dual credit) or by taking college-level exams in AP (Advanced Placement) and IB (International Baccalaureate) courses and meeting college scoring requirements. Students can also take high-school level online courses, as offered by BYU independent study, for example.
AP & IB (Advanced Placement International Baccalaureate)
For IB & AP credits, while many colleges grant credit for a 3 on an AP or 4 on an IB test, some have a higher benchmark, and others don’t grant any credits. The policies vary with the university/college, and families would have to consider that when shopping around for universities. Jeffco Public Schools offers several advanced learning options. Click here to find out more about specific schools and programs.
Concurrent enrollment credits and grade recognitions vary by institution, so Jeffco can’t mandate who will grant which credits to various universities. The only agreement Jeffco has is with Colorado community colleges.
Jeffco students in grades 9-12 can enroll in their home high school as well as a community college within the homeschool service area. Concurrent enrollment allows students to enroll and earn college credits while still in high school. Course options vary by high school so check the school’s website for additional information.
Jeffco students may participate in dual enrollment programs with prior approval from the principal. Students and families are responsible for all costs associated with these courses.
Students have two options to access dual enrollment classes:
Jeffco Ascent Program Post High School
Accelerating Students through Concurrent Enrollment (ASCENT) is a Concurrent Enrollment program which allows students to participate in college courses after their 12th grade year.
Jeffco Alternative Schools & Directory
Located in neighborhood middle schools and high schools as well as Warren Tech and Warren Tech North. All CTE programs offer academic, elective, and/or college credit.
Jeffco Career Links
Resource for industries and schools to build connections between classrooms and careers. Supports work-based learning opportunities.
Jeffco Charter Schools
Jeffco Elective & Choice Programs
Jeffco Homebased Options
Jeffco Innovation Programs
Jeffco Virtual Academy - JVA (Online)
Educational options for 6-12 grade students who reside in Colorado. Program options: Middle School (including GT courses), High School (including honors, AP and CU Succeeds), Targeted Actions to Graduation (TAG), Credit Advancement (summers only), Credit Recovery & School Group Enrollments.
Individualized self-paced credit recovery program designed to remove barriers to graduation for over-age and/or under-credited students. Priority is given to juniors and seniors in need of significant support (mental health, social emotional, academic, environmental, etc.) to graduate on time.
Two Roads Jeffco Charter
Serves K-12 full-time and homeschool students at Arvada and Littleton campuses. Concurrent enrollment with Red Rocks and Arapahoe community colleges and ASCENT program to high school students, where students can earn college credit and an Associate’s Degree while still in high school.
Jeffco Adult Education & Degree Completion Programs (over age 18)
Jeffco Dropout Prevention - Project Finish Line
Local In-Person and Online School Options
May offer full-time and part-time at home options
School Choice for Kids School Finder
CareerWise youth apprentices split their time between their traditional high school classroom and the workplace. They earn a wage while receiving hands-on work experience where they can apply their classroom learning.
Colorado Alternative Schools
Colorado Skies Academy - Englewood Grades 6-8
Project Lead the Way Hands-On Learning
Odyssey School of Denver Expeditionary Learning
Private pre-K-8th grade school for gifted children
Wings Aerospace Academy - Englewood
Aerospace skills and experiences one day per week for grades 6-12
Arapahoe Community College - Littleton
Colorado Early Colleges
Tuition-free public charter schools across Colorado allow students to take college courses while in high school including college direct and homeschool programs
College Direct Courses on College Campuses (Grades 9-12)
Homeschool Options K-12
Red Rocks Community College - Arvada
High School Options
Front Range Community College - Westminster
High School Options
Local Options for 2e Learners (Gifted With Learning Differences)
Brightmont Academy - Broomfield
Colorado’s Finest - Englewood
Denver Academy - Denver
FlexSchool (secondary online)
Hillside School - Longmont
Humanex Academy - Englewood
Integrated Learning Academy - Boulder
Joshua School - Englewood
Prospect Academy - North Jeffco proposed charter
Temple Grandin School - Boulder
Colorado Dept. of Education (CDE) List of Online Schools
CDE 2019 Online Summary Report
CDE Online Learning Research and Reports
CDE Online Resources
CDE Learning at Home Resources
2020 Best Online Schools for Gifted Students in America
Art of Problem Solving (math)
Astravo Online Academy
Bridges 2e Center
BYU Independent Study
College Board CLEP Exams
Use your knowledge to earn credit through CLEP and save time and money toward a college degree.
Colorado Connections Academy
Colorado Digital Academy
Colorado Digital Learning Solutions
Colorado ENet Learning
Colorado Preparatory Academy
Colorado Virtual Academy
Denver Online High School
Access 2.500+ Online Courses from 140 Institutions
Finish Your Diploma
Gifted Homeschoolers Forum
Global Ed Solutions
Institute for Educational Advancement Youth Programs
Jeffco Virtual Academy
Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth
Laurel Springs School
Michigan State GATE Gifted & Talented Education for middle & high school
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are free online courses available for anyone to enroll. MOOCs provide an affordable and flexible way to learn new skills, advance your career and deliver quality educational experiences at scale.
Next Level High School
OnlineG3 - online classes for gifted learners
Pearson Online Academy
Stanford University Pre-Collegiate Studies
Stanford EPGY Education Program for Gifted Youth
CDE Homeschool Info
CDE Homeschool FAQs
CDE Homeschool Resources homeschool programs and microschools
Microschools are small, private institutions where students personalize their own educations and are held accountable for their own progress. http://microschoolcoalition.com
Access to Public School Activities
Colorado allows homeschooled students “have the same rights as” and “may participate on an equal basis in” extracurricular and interscholastic activities. Colorado Revised Statutes § 22-33-104.5(6) and § 22-32-116.5.
Colorado Coalition of Cyberschool Families
Colorado umbrella schools, unschools, associations, groups and co-ops
100 Reasons to Homeschool Your Gifted Daughter
Easy Peasy All in One Homeschool
Davidson Institute Homeschooling
Gifted Homeschoolers Forum
Homeschool Facebook groups - search for available groups
Hoagies Gifted Homeschool
Hollingworth Center - Homeschooling Highly Gifted Children
Homeschool Support Programs
Homeschooling in CO
Project-Based Learning Ideas
SAGE Center for Gifted Children
Pennsylvania Homeschoolers - very popular
The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Gifted Children - many resources listed
Organizations & Articles
Center for Bright Kids
Seven Ways You Can Earn College Credits While Still In High School https://thebestschools.org/magazine/seven-ways-can-earn-college-credits-still-high-school/
The Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education
College Without High School: A Teenager’s Guide to Skipping High School and Going to College
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Jefferson County Association for Gifted Children
1100 Johnson Road #18792
Golden, CO 80402