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A Message from Our Director

Union Colony Community Members,

Union Colony’s 2017 graduating class of 40 students took 211 college courses (tuition free), totaling 633 credits, during their high school career. 

Eight Union Colony students from the class of 2017 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 his/her 12th grade year may be eligible for the ASCENT Program.  

Ironically, the eight 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/districts do not participate in ASCENT because of the impact on the graduation rate.

According to the Colorado Department of Education, Union Colony’s 2017 graduation rate was 70%. 46 students began their senior year at UC and 32 graduated on time. If we count the eight students who completed UC’s graduation requirements who are now ASCENT students, our on-time graduation rate would be 87%.

Another example: The 2016 four-year graduation rate is reported at 78%. Five students participated in the ASCENT program and the five-year graduation rate is 95%!

Greater 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.


Jim Anderson

Jim Anderson