It’s the first day of New Student Orientation, and as I look over the crowd of eager and excited students I can’t help but feel that a sense of anxiety sits on their minds. In fact, I can almost feel it as I remember what it was like to be in their shoes, not knowing […]
Front Range Community College is a participant in a newly awarded $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant to Community College of Aurora (CCA) to increase participation of underrepresented students in STEM careers. The Louis Stokes B2B Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) grant will support a project, under the direction of CCA, to establish the Metro Denver STEM […]
Concurrent enrollment is no longer a trend – it’s a fact of educational life. And no wonder. It’s a great deal for students. It’s a great deal for parents or others who pay college tuition. A recent policy brief from the Colorado Department of Higher Education spells out the benefits, and a deeper dive puts one […]
There’s a new label being used to describe a job category that’s not quite “white collar,” nor is it “blue collar.” It’s “new collar,” and I first read the term in an article Ginni Rometty, chairman, president and CEO of IBM, wrote recently for USA TODAY. She used the term in the context of what […]
At Front Range Community College we often get the question “is it better to take concurrent enrollment or AP classes?” Parents want to know how they can save money on college tuition. Students want to know how they can take advantage of high level courses and jump start their college careers. With the options out […]
Ever heard of concurrent enrollment? These days, it’s very common for high school students to enroll in college classes and earn both high school and college credit. The good news for parents is that research shows that students who do so are more likely to attend college and earn slightly higher GPAs as college students. […]
Chef Sheila Beckley’s recipe for helping students succeed is to combine her real-world experience with her academic background. Beckley teaches the Culinary Arts-Chef Program in Front Range’s College Now-Career Pathways program. College Now is Front Range’s college program for high school students.
Twenty-two Thompson School District students have been designated for a Student of Merit award in the College Now-Career Pathways Program for the fall 2011 semester at Front Range Community College-Larimer Campus. Student of Merit winners exhibit academic and technical excellence within their chosen career programs. About 420 high school students from Larimer County schools are […]