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CU Succeed in Political Science

What is it all about?


Simon Maghakyan, CU Denver Poli Sci MA grad, teaches CU Succeed IR at Mountain View High School.
Simon Maghakyan teaches CU Succeed International Relations.
​CU Succe​ed is a program that offers high school students the opportunity to earn college credit through enrolling in a CU Succeed class at their own high school.  Each year, the program serves more than 4,000 students in over 90 high schools and 43 districts throughout Colorado.

CU Succeed covers 16 different disciplines, many of which are not represented by the AP curriculum.  Most of the courses satisfy core curriculum requirements at CU Denver, and many are guaranteed transferrable to other colleges and universities through the Colorado State-Wide Transfer List. 

The courses are also covered in one semester, instead of over time throughout a year, and as long as the student gets the grade of a C- or above, they receive the college credit.  In other words, the college credit isn't dependant on one test- it's more manageably spread out through the year.