During the school year, PCDP students participate in activities which provide them with support and tools to help them reach their college goals.
Students must also meet at least one of the additional requirements.
• Be a member of a one-parent family
• Be the eldest in the family
• Planning to continue their education beyond high school
Responsibilities and Expectations
Our staff is committed to providing our students with every opportunity to develop their academic skills and succeed in their educational journey. But, to get the full benefit from their experiences and fulfill their academic potential, it’s up to the students to actively participate in program activities and commit to their own success.
During the school year, high school students in the Pre-Collegiate Development Program attend monthly Saturday Academies. The academies focus on teaching enhanced study skills.
Students also develop their leadership and interpersonal skills while receiving guidance on how to prepare for a successful transition into college.
All Saturday Academies have been moved to a remote online platform.
Our Virtual Front Desk is open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Please visit us through Zoom with any questions or concerns.
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Summer Academic Program Before Junior Year
The summer after completing tenth grade, before their junior year, students participate in a two-week summer academic program at the University of Colorado Denver. The session includes an Ethnic Literature course with an emphasis on writing, plus guidance on preparing to take the Math and English SAT college assessment tests.
Summer Academic Program Before Senior Year
The summer after completing eleventh grade, before their senior year, students participate in a five-week summer academic program at the University of Colorado Denver. The session includes a number of academic opportunities.
Ready to apply to the CU Denver Pre-Collegiate Development Program for high school students?
Only students who meet the program requirements will be considered for participation.
Please contact the program coordinator before completing any forms.