Concurrent Enrollment

Career and Technical Education


CEPA(Concurrent Enrollment Options Act)

The Concurrent Enrollment Programs Act (CEPA) 101 et seq.) makes it possible for eligiblestudents in grades 9 through 12 who are under the age of 21 and officially registered with Academy District 20 to simultaneously enroll in their local high schools and in qualified institutions of higher learning.
  • Interested students must meet eligibility and application criteria as identified by the statute and further defined by the district and must involve their counselor in the process from the outset.
  •  The student must establish an Individual College and Academic Plan (ICAP) that lists an intentional sequence of courses reflecting progress towards graduation and postsecondary goals. The requested college course(s) must align with the student’s ICAP and cannot replace a corresponding course available in the district.
  • The student must demonstrate college readiness by meeting minimum scores on the Accuplacer, SAT or ACT, maintaining a 2.5 high school GPA, and satisfying any prerequisites as defined by the institution of higher learning.
In all cases, the number of college courses is limited. The student should see his/her counselor for details.

Career Start Vocational Program:

Career Start, formally AVP is primarily for students who are interested in pursuing an associate degree or certificate in a career and technical field or entering the job market directly after finishing high school. Courses provide core academic and elective credit. Specific credits vary by program. Career Start credit in core areas will not fulfill NCAA athletic course requirements.
  • Parent Meeting January 16, 2020 6:00pm-EAC
  • Application Process timeline: 2019-2020 timeline is currently being updated.

International Salon and Spa Academy AVP program: District 20 Parent information and open house in Feb 2020  6:00-7:30pm

5707 North Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80918

District 20 has articulation agreements with Pikes Peak Community College that permit high school students to earn college credit as they develop career and technical education skills.  To qualify, students must earn an A or B in the high school course that RHS has articulated with PPCC, apply to PPCC, and submit a teacher verification form and $10 to PPCC.  Some examples of courses include accounting/business classes, drafting, electronics, and more. See your teacher of business/technology classes for more information and the PPCC web site listed below.


Students must follow all directions on the PPCC web site. Program information is available at: Select Programs, High School students, High School Articulation. Students or parents may also call 502-3111 for program information.

Extended Studies at Academy Online High School.

The Extended Studies at Academy Online program is designed to challenge students with high-interest courses they may otherwise be unable to access at their primary high school. Students can take courses as part of or on top of their high school schedule.

Because Extended Studies courses run based on student demand, we are asking students to indicate their interest in a class by going to our online course catalog

ICAP-Individual Career and Academic Plan

ICAP is a multi-year process that intentionally guides students and families in the exploration of career, academic and postsecondary opportunities. With the support of adults, students develop the awareness, knowledge, attitudes, and skills to create their own meaningful and powerful pathways to be career and college ready. ICAP lessons and activites are done in NAVIANCE.

Pathways to College


CE Fact SheetFact SheetCE Academics-1.pdf

Mandatory Career Start parent information night: January 16, 2020 6:00pm at the Dist 20 main office