• ASCENT - Accelerating Students through Concurrent Enrollment 


    ASCENT Accelerating Students through Concurrent Enrollment at Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC)

    D11 high school seniors who have met all graduation requirements and who have completed at least 9 college credit hours may apply for ASCENT, which allows them to stay enrolled in high school for a fifth year as an additional year of Concurrent Enrollment after the 12th grade. Students who take a year or two of Career Start courses or any student who has completed or is on track to complete the required 9 college credits through traditional CE can apply. If students are using AP coursework, the credits must be on the transcript by June 30th of the student's 4th year for it to count towards the 9 credit eligibility. 

    D11 pays for the total cost of the program including tuition and fees, the student is responsible for books and other expensesStudents can register and apply for a part-time slot between 3 and 11 credit hours, or a full-time slot of 12 or more credits. 


     + For more information and to APPLY complete the ASCENT form: D11 ASCENT Application 

     OR Scan this QR code from your mobile device to complete the ASCENT application. 


    ASCENT form

      ASCENT students must complete the following steps: 

    1. Complete interest form/application on the D11 website. 

    2. Update ICAP Postsecondary goal to reflect your course within the certificate or degree plan you are working toward. 

    3. Contact and meet with school/career and college counselor.

    4. Once approved, complete any required testing or qualifying measures. 

    5. Apply to the Institution of Higher Education (IHE) that offers the course or program. ASCENT requires you complete courses at PPCC. 

         A. If you are taking courses at Pikes Peak Community College click here - PPCC Application

         B. If you would like to complete the PPCC application accurately preview this tutorial - Application Guide

    6. Complete the D11 Postsecondary Agreement D11 Postsecondary Agreement (NEW USER- create an account).

    7. Confirm with D11 counselor and PPCC Advisor all steps were completed and confirm schedule with Part Time or Full Time status by credit load.

    8. Order textbooks or required supplies (prior to the start of class) which can be charged to D11 through PPCC for the ASCENT program only.


    Additional information can be found on these CDE links: