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ASCENT 5th Year Program

A 5th-year high school program offering FREE tuition!

ASCENT Basic Information

  • A 5th-year program where students complete all coursework at the community college (Front Range or Aims Community College)
  • Students must complete all high school coursework AND nine college credits by the end of their senior year to be eligible.

  • Students do not officially graduate or receive their diploma until after the 5th year, but they are able to walk and participate in graduation with their class at the end of the current school year.

  • College tuition is paid by the district; families are responsible for all student fees and course materials.

To make an appointment with a Front Range Community College advisor, please contact a New Student Navigator with any questions at

Please contact Eric Fanning with any questions at 970-613-5209 or by email at