Educational Resources

What are your plans for your educational future? Do you know what you want to do for your career?

Community Teen Parent Options

New Legacy Charter School, located in northeast Aurora, is a small public charter school tailored to the unique and multifaceted needs of teen parents, empowering them to create a legacy of education, quality parenting, and personal success for themselves and their children. They serve pregnant and parenting high school eligible students (male and female) and their children ages 0-5.

Florence Crittenton, located in southeast Denver, supports pregnant students and teen moms, and provides access to customized wraparound services on-site that include: high quality, year-round early childhood education; parenting and child development education; art therapy and mental health counseling; regular, family-focused case management provided by Student Family and Support Program Family Advocates; health services and education; financial education; and community and public resource referrals.

Dual Credit Opportunities for Current APS High School Students

Dual credit opportunities are offered at students’ home high schools, Pickens Technical College, or the Community College of Aurora and other post secondary institutions. Dual credit simply means that the course work can count on the student’s high school transcript and on a transcript at the sponsoring post secondary institution. Note that each course and program has its own application process, specific credit availability, and may require additional fees. Students should contact their school counselors to find out more about these opportunities.

      • CTE Pathway Program is an exciting partnership between the Community College of Aurora (CCA) and Aurora Public Schools (Aurora Central High School). It is designed to increase the number of high school students earning college credit. The program allows eligible sophmomores, juniors, and seniors the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school. APS and CCA forged this partnership to challenge students in three ways.
      • Post Secondary Enrollment Options/High School is available for sophomores, juniors, and seniors to earn dual credit (for both high school and college transcripts) for classes taught within their home high school either by an instructor from CCA or by a high school teacher who has earned adjunct college instructor status. Tuition for higher education courses shall be paid by APS in accordance with the qualifications of the PACESetter Program.
      • Post Secondary Enrollment Options/ Community College of Aurora is available for juniors and seniors to take courses at the CCA campus for both high school and college credit. Tuition for higher education courses shall be paid by APS in accordance with the qualifications of the PACESetter Program.
      • ASCENT is available for students who have completed the requirements for high school graduation and who choose to take additional higher education courses during an additional year of school. Tuition for higher education courses shall be paid by APS in accordance with the qualifications of the PACESetter Program. Students will then receive their high school diploma at the end of that additional year of school. Students will walk with their graduating class. There are three secondary institutions that participate in Ascent: Community College of Aurora, Pickens Technical College, and Metropolitan State University.

Post-Secondary and Work-Related Resources

CCA Strengthening Working Families Initiative (SWFI) is a grant-funded program for parenting college students to receive free education in healthcare, IT, and advanced manufacturing.

Arapahoe/Douglas Works! provides academic support and GED studying services, work experience, job seeking assistance, mentoring, and leadership development.

Are you a young parent in APS who is interested in a college scholarship? Apply for the Denise Davis Teen Parent Scholarship today!

Don't forget to complete your Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Federal Aid Deadline for the 2020 – 2021 academic year is June 30, 2021.

Pregnant and parenting college students under the age of 21 are considered independent students. This means they may not be required to submit parental information when completing FAFSA.