DENVER – A program that offers Denver high school students the opportunity to earn college credit has been expanded.
Denver Public Schools announced Wednesday that five new high schools would be offering the free college-level courses, which will bring the number of schools in the district that participates in the program to seven.
The additional schools that are offering the courses include Denver School of Innovation and Sustainable Design; Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Early College; High Tech Early College; Manual High School and West Early College.
The courses are designed to expose students to college at a younger age, which according to DPS, creates an intentional pathway that leads to a college degree for more students, especially those considered disadvantaged.
DPS says students can begin taking the courses as early as ninth grade and graduate high school with an associate degree tuition free.