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Pre-Collegiate Development Program


During the academic year, PCDP students in grades 9 through 12 will participate in a variety of activities designed to:

  • Motivate them to remain in school and continue to enroll in high school classes that will prepare them for college
  • Inform them of educational and financial aid programs and career options, so that they may be better able to plan their future
  • Help them develop coping, study, test-taking, and leadership skills
  • Enhance their appreciation of the arts and other elements of culture

Services and Activities

Monthly Saturday Academies:

On one Saturday of each month, students will participate in academies at the University of Colorado Denver Campus. These academies will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and all students in the PCDP will be required to attend. Round trip RTD bus fare will be provided to participants by the Program.  

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