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A Message from Our Director
Union Colony Community Members,
Union Colony’s 2016 graduating class of forty students took 255 college courses (tuition free), totaling 765 credits, during their high school career.
Five Union Colony students from the class of 2016 are currently participating in the ASCENT program and are attending Aims Community College tuition-free. ASCENT stands for Accelerating Students through Concurrent ENrollmenT. Students who have completed at least 12 credit hours of postsecondary coursework prior to completion of their 12th grade year may be eligible for the ASCENT Program.
Ironically, the five students mentioned above count against Union Colony’s graduation rate. They are choosing to continue their education at the collegiate level, but the ASCENT program does not allow them to receive their high school diploma until the end of their ASCENT year. Some schools and districts do not participate in ASCENT because of the impact on the graduation rate.
According to the Colorado Department of Education, Union Colony’s 2016 graduation rate was 78%. Forty-five students began their freshmen year at UC, and thirty-five graduated on time. If we count the five students who completed UC’s graduation requirements who are now ASCENT students, our on-time graduation rate would be 89%.
More than 80% of Union Colony graduates pursue post-secondary education. We are a college preparatory program with high expectations and rigorous academics. We will continue to make the ASCENT program available to our graduates, even though it skews our on-time graduation rate. Please contact our counselor, Kristi Wagner, if you’d like to learn more about ASCENT.
P.S. We have sixty-six students taking Aims classes for 500 credits this semester, and the classes are all tuition free!