Students enrolled in Advanced Placement (AP) courses must sign up for and complete the AP exam in accordance with the College Board policies, procedures, and deadlines. AP fees are collected at registration and are non-refundable. The student is responsible for the cost of the exam. Hardship scholarships may be available for those in need. If students do not complete the AP exam, the weight of the AP course (5.0) will be changed to an Honors weight (4.5). The student’s transcript will be changed to reflect this for both semesters as well.
Woodland Park High School offers several opportunities to earn college credit by taking a college level class either on the WPHS campus or through Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC). The following courses are available to students with no cost for tuition:
Woodland Park High School offers several additional dual enrollment college options. Students may enroll in these courses and choose to pay additional fees for post-secondary college credit transcripted by the partner university or college:
A student who chooses not to take the course for college credit will not pay the associated fees and the course will be entered on the HS transcript as an honors course. Students will receive a weighted grade for successful completion of the course - either 5 point scale (college transcripted) or 4.5 (WPHS honors class transcripted).
Career Start is a junior/senior high school program that allows eligible juniors/seniors to take a year or two of college classes at Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC). Career Start inspires high school students to start exploring career opportunities, gaining knowledge and skills toward their career goals, and earning college credits and certificates while attending WPHS. Students will earn high school and college credits through PPCC.
Students enroll in PPCC Career Start as part of their daily high school schedule, attending PPCC Monday through Friday 9:00-11:40 am. Transportation to and from the college each day is provided by district bus. The training sessions are conducted in classrooms, laboratories, and community agencies.
To qualify for Career Start, students must meet the following criteria:
Career Start Program Offerings
*2-year program. Students may attend 1 or 2 years of these programs
ASCENT is a fifth-year high school program that allows eligible seniors to take a year of college classes at Pikes Peak Community College. ASCENT students do not attend high school classes.
Woodland Park School District will pay the student’s PPCC tuition.
To qualify for ASCENT, students must meet the following criteria:
If a student qualifies due to exceptional circumstances, Woodland Park School District will pay tuition for up to two approved classes per semester, according to the following guidelines:
Eligible high school juniors and seniors may choose to enroll in classes at local colleges to earn college and high school credit while still enrolled in high school. Classes may be taken at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs (UCCS), Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC), or at another accredited college or university. All tuition, transportation, books, fees, and miscellaneous fees for enrollment at the college are the sole responsibility of the student. The student shall provide an official copy of their transcript upon completion to transfer credit. All classes taken must meet a student’s Individual Career Academic Plan (ICAP) or post-secondary goals. Preapproval for coursework is recommended.