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Concurrent Enrollment

Durango High School is continuing its partnership with Fort Lewis College, Pueblo Community College, and San Juan Community College to offer concurrent enrollment classes.  Concurrent enrollment is a unique opportunity for juniors and seniors, who are on-track to graduate, to complete courses through one of the participating colleges and earn both high school and college credit.

Students who are not concurrently enrolled are missing an incredible opportunity to explore advanced curriculum, set themselves apart from their peers, and earn college credit at a lower cost.  Students will earn one high school credit for each three credit course, and have the option to purchase those college credits.  Earning credits through concurrent enrollment is an extremely economical way to get a jump start on college requirements.    

A multitude of courses are offered at each college and students may choose up to two to complete each semester.  However, they must be enrolled in a minimum of five classes between DHS and the college to be eligible.  Students must also have a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Durango 9R School District covers 100 percent of the tuition costs associated with concurrent enrollment; students and their families are only responsible for miscellaneous fees and the cost of books.  The one caveat for enrollment in this program is that students must have exhausted all of the sequential courses at DHS, in the particular area of study or enroll in a course that is not offered at DHS, such as psychology.

Contact Deb Medenwaldt at dmedenwaldt@durangoschools.org or at (970) 259-1630 ext. 2309 for more information.