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Earn College Credit at RHS

Many “early college” programs throughout the Pikes Peak region require students desiring to take college coursework integrated into their high school program, to enroll in an alternative school setting separate from their comprehensive high school. RECA will enable its students to be regular Rampart High School students, with access to the other academic programs and co/extra-curricular activities.

Students accepted into RECA may have the opportunity to earn up to 30 transferable college credits through the University of Colorado Colorado Springs during their four years in high school with no tuition costs. This will help students meet many undergraduate education requirements for most bachelor’s degrees before ever graduating from high school. Students will have access to Rampart’s IB and AP courses in addition to concurrent and dual enrollment through UCCS, MSUD, and PPSC.

A critical component to RECA is building a sense of community and support. All RECA students will also take part in AVID—Advanced Via Individual Determination program courses. AVID develops study skills, provides academic support, college and career exploration, and college preparation. A gradual increase in college coursework over a student’s high school experience while AVID supported is a proven receipt for academic success and college preparation!

Application Process

For students who attend Mountain Ridge Middle School, there will be an informational letter sent home to current 8th graders with the opportunity to attend a parent and student AVID/RECA information night in early January. For those who are interested, the parent/guardian will complete the application provided by RHS. and Rampart’s AVID/RECA team will conduct brief interviews at Mountain Ridge at the end of January. Program acceptance letters will be sent to students by March 1st.

For School Choice students who do not attend Mountain Ridge, please fill out the AVID/RECA application and email the application to the AVID Coordinator, Mrs. Brubaker.

If Rampart High School is not a student’s home school, please also complete the district’s School Choice process. Program acceptance will be communicated by March 1st.