students in the culinary program cooking at MSU Denver
  • Concurrent Enrollment

    Westminster Public Schools (WPS) students are encouraged to enroll in college courses while still in high school. Within CTE, there are many courses where students can earn college and high school credit simultaneously:

    • Irrigation Tech I, II:
      • 6 credits earned from Front Range Community College (FRCC) for a full year of coursework and successful passing of the final exam
    • Adobe Photoshop:
      • 3 credits from FRCC
    • Introduction to Multimedia 
      • 3 credits from FRCC
    • ProStart:
      • 6 culinary/restaurant management credits from Metropolitan State University
    • Project Lead the Way Biomedical 
      • 3 credits a year from University of Colorado - Colorado Springs (UCCS)
        • Total of 12 credit hours for successful completion of the full course over all four years of high school
        • The WPS Foundation provides scholarships to students to help them pay for the credits
    • Project Lead the Way Engineering 
      • 3 - 6 credits a year from UCCS 
        • Total of 15 for successful completion of the full course sequence over all four years of high school
        • The WPS Foundation provides scholarships to students to help them pay for the credits


    In addition to courses offered at Westminster High School, WPS pays the tuition for qualified students to take college courses at FRCC, Community College of Denver, Metropolitan State University and the Emily Griffith Technical College.  

  • ASCENT

    • Students who earns 12 college credits prior to completion of the 12th grade is eligible for ASCENT.
    • This program pays student tuition (full or part time) for one full year.
    • Students remain enrolled in their high school until the completion of the 13th year.
    • Students receive their diploma and college credits at the end of the final year.


    If you are a student interested in taking concurrent enrollment or ASCENT, see your counselor or the Future Center for details.