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At CEC you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn career skills and gain industry certifications
  • Participate in challenging academic programs
  • Take high school and college courses simultaneously
  • Earn college credit at no cost
  • Gain real world experience

    CEC graduates are prepared to:

    • Successfully transition to post-secondary education
    • Take on entry-level jobs in their area of career specialization
    • Enter college and/or career with confidence
    • Make good decisions, problem solve and accept responsibility
    • Meet the demands of our rapidly changing world

      At CEC you will do something real!

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      CLick the button below to go to our online application. Deadline for 2013-2014 school year is December 7.

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      Meet Our Staff

      With years of teaching and industry experience our academic and career teachers prepare CEC students for success.

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      Arrange a Tour of CEC

      Want to make sure CEC is the right fit for you? Arrange a tour to visit our academic classes and career programs.

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      CEC Values & Beliefs

      • Students learn best with a variety of methods, including multiple avenues to “experience” the learning.
      • Students learn best with content connects to future goals
      • Students learn best when their voices are valued in the classroom
      • Students realize success involves striving through mistakes, which are the “portals of discovery.” (James Joyce)
      • Students will receive academic support, leading to independence and interdependence
      • Students learn best when they are in a safe and caring environment
      • Students learn best with consistent, high expectations.

      Latest CEC News & Info

      Executive Internship Program Success Stories

      Thirty-two high school seniors completed work-based experiences this spring semester.  They interned in a wide variety of career pathways:  Arts, Business, Culinary, Construction, Health, Marketing, Public Safety, and Teaching.  Read below to see how the experiences impacted the students’ learning: Noely V.—Planned Pethood Plus My experience at Planned Pethood has been very rewarding to me. […]

      All For One and One for All

      “All for one and one for all.” You’ve heard it hundreds of times in hundreds of settings, but this week it is a fitting motto for the CEC Middle College of Denver and the perfect summation of how CEC students are living one of the core Denver Public Schools Values: Collaboration. While a single classmate […]

      Career Education—A Pathway to Excellence, by Raven Clockston

      Career Education—A Pathway to Excellence “Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.” Education is the key that unlocks the door to success. It’s the way that a middle class African American male who grew up in a single […]