Earn College Credit in High School
Pine Creek offers approximately 20 AP courses each year. Students learn college-level material in preparation for the AP exams each spring. Students pay a fee for each exam that they take. Colleges and universities grant college credit for passing scores (3+). Policies for credit vary by institution.
Career Start Program
Students enrolled in Career Start earn credit that can be applied toward high school graduation requirements as well as toward an associates degree or industry certificate. Students attend courses at Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) or the International Spa and Salon Academy (ISSA), as well as at Pine Creek. Curriculum is a compllation of entry-level college coures for a technical or trade area of study. Students pay a non-refundable application fee and may have to pay special course fees as well.
A list of the of the programs offered through Career Start is below. To read more about the specifics of each one, click here.
- Auto Collision Technology
- Auto Service Technology
- Computer Aided Drafting
- Computer Information Systems
- Criminal Justice
- Culinary Arts
- Diesel Power Technology
- Early Childhood Education
- Fire Science Technology
- Health Career Exploration
- Health Science Technology (CNA opportunity)
- Interior Design
- Multimedia Graphic Design
- Music Careers
- Radio & Television
PPCC college credit in D20 high school courses
Earn college credit from Pikes Peak Community College in coordinating high school classes that have an approved syllabus and qualifying instructor. Students pay $10 per course.
View PPCC Articulated Courses in Participating D20 High Schools
UCCS and UCD college credit in D20 high school courses
Through the CU Succeed program, earn college credit from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs in coordinating high school classes that have an approved syllabus and qualifying instructor. Students pay between $50 and $100 per course.
View CU Succeed Courses in Participating D20 High Schools | View the UCCS CU Succeed Site
UCCS college credit in D20 Project Lead the Way high school courses
Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is an internationally recognized STEM pathway in the areas of Biomedical Science, Computer Science, and Engineering. Through PLTW and CU Succeed, earn college credit from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs in coordinating high school PLTW classes. Students pay $102 per college credit.
View the PLTW Courses in Participating D20 High Schools | View the UCCS PLTW Site
The Pathways to College information page summarizes the various programs available in D20. See your counselor for more information.