Parents of 8th Grade Students - Check out CEC

Check out Colorado Early Colleges – charter high schools where students can earn college degrees for free! 

About Colorado Early Colleges Charter High Schools

Colorado Early Colleges (CEC) is a network of public, charter schools where students earn a 2-year college degree or industry certificate for free in high school. We have two high school campuses in Douglas County: Castle Rock, and Douglas County North (Formerly known as CEC Parker and CEC Inverness). At CEC, we offer accessible, flexible, and individualized education. All of our schools have small class sizes, robust student supports, and highly qualified teaching staff. 

At Colorado Early Colleges, we take pride in being able to offer college, career, online, and homeschool pathways to our families. We offer: 

  • College options – offering over 100 different degrees through 13 college partners both on and off-campus. 
  • Career options – offering industry-recognized certificates through our community college partners both on and off-campus. 
  • Homeschool options
  • Online options
  • And much more! 

2024-2025 Enrollment Open NOW!

Enrollment for the 2024-2025 school year is open now! For more information and to apply visit This page has basic information about our programs and campuses, as well as the link to submit an enrollment application. 

School Tours

If you would like to join us for a school tour this spring, sign up using the links below. These opportunities are a great chance to get to meet with our leadership team and see a little bit more of our school. 

· CEC Castle Rock 

· CEC Douglas County North (Formerly known as CEC Parker and CEC Inverness)