• Let CCSD pay for your first one or two years of college - tuition, fees and books!

    Students who earn college credit through Concurrent or Dual Enrollment classes in high school, and/or AP test scores, may be eligible for ASCENT and TREP. These are programs that help Cherry Creek students move into post-secondary education with significant financial support.

    • ASCENT - CCSD pays for one-year of tuition, required fees and books at one of our partner schools: Metropolitan State/Denver, Arapahoe Community College, Community College of Aurora, Community College of Denver, Red Rocks Community College, as well as Emily Griffith and Pickens Technical Colleges. There are unlimited spots for the ASCENT program.
    • TREP is a two-year program for students interested in pursuing a career in education; we pay your tuition, required fees and books for two years at our partner schools (see above; does not include the technical colleges.)  The State of Colorado caps the number of TREP spots; decisions are made in April or May.
    • We are currently working on an agreement with the University of Northern Colorado for both ASCENT and TREP.  

    Both programs take place after a student's senior year. Students take all of their classes on the campus of their selected college.  Please click the options below to find out more about ASCENT and TREP including how to qualify.  


    You must meet with your high school counselor before you begin your application.   You will also need to have a copy of your unofficial college transcript; your counselor will upload your high school transcript but the student will need to supply an unofficial copy of your college transcript. See the tools below for assistance.

    Fill out your ASCENT/TREP application here! Use this link https://cherrycreekschools.tfaforms.net/286 to provide the required information.

    Application timeline: November 1 - March 1.

    • Students who submit ASCENT applications by March 1 will find out about application status in late March; TREP students will find out in April or May.
    • Students who submit applications after the deadline will find out about application status as soon as the department is able to process late applications. It is strongly recommended to submit your application by March 1.  

    Here is a guide for applying for ASCENT.

    Here is a guide for applying for TREP.

    Questions? Reach out to your high school counselor. Or reach out to Postsecondary Workforce Administrator,Tara Bell, tbell18@cherrycreekschools.org.  You can also email ascent-trep@cherrycreekschools.org.  



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