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NHS is hosting a game night from 3:30 p.m.  to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 18. We will have a variety of board games, Jackbox Party Pack games, candy poker, and more! Feel free to bring your own games as well!

Admission is free and snacks and candy for candy poker will be available for purchase. We hope to see you there!

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Process for Rentals, Access Codes, and Consumables
Reimbursement window is December 3 - December 20

If you rented ALL of your textbooks for the fall  semester, you are eligible for early textbook reimbursement starting December 3. 

If ALL of your textbook expenses were rentals, access codes, or consumables (workbooks or lab manuals) you need to email the following to Mrs. Sundeen ( to receive reimbursement.

If you rented 

  • Textbook Reimbursement Policy and Form
  • Receipts (must show proof at textbook was a rental)
  • Class Syllabi to show required textbooks

Rented textbooks should be returned to the vendor from which they were rented.

Once Mrs. Sundeen has received all of the above items, you will receive a mailed reimbursement check up to the amount left in your CEC tuition voucher with a maximum reimbursement of $500.00.   Requests for spring reimbursement after December 20 will not be approved.        

Process for Purchased Textbooks

Textbook Buy Back Days

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Bring your form, books, receipts, and syllabus and leave with a check!

To receive reimbursement for purchased books, bring the textbook reimbursement form, receipts, class syllabi, and the textbooks, to CECP during one of our Textbook Buy Back Days on December 7, 2018 or December 13, 2018.  If you bring all of the above items, you will leave with a reimbursement check up to the amount left in your CEC tuition voucher with a maximum reimbursement of $500.00!  Requests for fall reimbursements made after December 13 will not be approved.         

In order to receive a reimbursement check, bring the following to CECP during the Textbook Buy Back Day.

  • Textbook Reimbursement Policy and Form
  • Receipts
  • Class Syllabi to show required textbooks
  • Textbooks (textbooks that were rented should be returned to the vendor from which they were rented)
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From the ACC Chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success--

"Dina Hornreich been selected for an Excellence in Teaching Award by the ACC Chapter of the National Society of Leadership & Success. This award, which is determined by the Executive Board of the chapter, is given to faculty who teach with passion, inspire students beyond the classroom, demonstrate dedication to developing students beyond academic qualifications or who make a positive difference in the lives of Society members."

Please congratulate Ms. Hornreich if you see her in the hallways or in class. We are proud that she is one of the CECP family of innovative and passionate instructors. She inspires our students everyday.

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Laptop reimbursement window is November 19 - December 20, 2018

CECP offers a one-time laptop reimbursement to support student success in college coursework.  Students MUST have funds remaining in his/her $2,100 semester tuition voucher after all tuition, fees, and books have been deducted in order to be reimbursed for a laptop.  If you do not have enough funds to be reimbursed, you can choose to be reimbursed for the amount you have remaining in your tuition voucher OR, be reimbursed the following semester.  Click here for our full laptop reimbursement policy, requirements, and request form

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Yearbook needs your help! Calling for yearbook photo entries! 

  • Did you dance the night away at Homecoming?  We want to see!
  • Did you experience a fright at the Fall Fest?  Send us your spooky photos!
  • Did you or your friends participate in Spirit Week?  Send them in!
  • Did you capture the memories of the CECP play, The Tempest?  We want them in the yearbook!
  • Have photos of you and your friends having fun around campus?  Let’s check them out!

Send in your photos for yearbook consideration here!

User ID for photo submission:  411433687

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Hey lions, National Honor Society will be hosting a toy and book drive from December 3 through the 14. Toys have to be packaged! If they are not packaged toys we can not accept the donation. All books are welcome! 
As an incentive, every time you donate, your name will be placed into a jar. One students name will be pulled out and they will be able to wrap Mr. Smith or Dr. Tuel in wrapping paper! Click here to download details and a list of suggested donations.

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It's that time again...make sure to check the lost and found before December 18th for any of your lost items. be donated or tossed out.


Kendall Lynch (12th grade)

Kendall wants to go into the business administration field upon graduating from CECP and possibly attend CU Denver. She is a member of CECP’s National Honor’s Society and Interact Club and volunteers as a math tutor. For fun, Kendall likes to read, draw & sketch, play the cello, sing, and do cross stitch & latch hook.  Here's what faculty have to say about Kendall...

Ms. Hedberg: “Kendall is a very sweet and generous young lady. Kendall has a high standard of excellence that she applies to all of her studies. Kendall also always has a kind word for all and is eager to help in any way she can. It is great to have Kendall as a student at CECP because of her hard work ethic and sweet gentle nature.” 

Ms. Nordgren: “Kendall is not only an outstanding student, but also a quality person. She's always willing to devote her time to helping others and she does not shy away from a challenge.  I know Kendall will accomplish great things and we're extremely fortunate that she's part of the CECP family!” 

Ms. Hornreich: “Kendall is an exemplary student in every way. She can be critical but still compassionate, clever but still kind, and creative but still respectful. I eagerly await to see what she will contribute to this world.” 

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SOURCES OF STRENGTH--Finals Week Kickoff

Sources of Strength will be hosting a Finals Week Kickoff with ice cream and a "What Helps Me" campaign on Friday, December 14 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Come enjoy some ice cream and get some tips on how to be at your best for finals.

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Calling all Teen Fashionistas!

Parker Secret Closet is having a fashion show and gala and they need  your creativity to "up-cycle" a dress or tuxedo. No sewing experience necessary, work with a team of friends and parents, and get a stipend for materials! 

Teens will up-cycle a dress or tuxedo from Parker Secret Closet and embellish it with recycled materials. Get creative! Win an amazing prize!

Teens will also act as runway models, and they will do all the hair, makeup and photography.

Click here to learn more how to get involved in this fun and fantastic opportunity.

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If your student has an IEP or 504 plan, please be on the lookout for a consent form authorizing Colorado Early Colleges to release records that document the existence of the documented disability and need for testing accommodations. This is an important process that needs to be completed well in advance of the testing dates in April.
Scores will be cancelled if accommodations are used without College Board approval.
Click here to download more information.

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Are you interested in learning an instrument or improving your vocal skills?

Are you an established musician who wants to play with a group?

Music ensemble is a HS elective class for any instrumentalist or vocalist at any level. The class will consist of music instruction and collaboration, including vocals, in an ensemble setting. The class will culminate in several performances with the spring musical theater class (optional). There may be other performance opportunities as they arise.
Please ask your advisor about this class or contact Dr. Mei Mey Segura for more details:

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The CECP Parents Group has teamed up with NHS to put on this event.  If you can help or donate, please click here to sign up   And don't forget to promote to your friends an family. Anyone can come!  Get more details here.


If you have not made your $25 donation to the CECP Parent Group yet to help offset the costs of programming that we do (food trucks for back to school and year-end celebrations, prizes for staff and students, food and special activities for students), there is still time.  Please drop off checks to the front office.   Also, the Parent Group would also like to recommend volunteering 10 hours per family.  Again, this is voluntary.  CECP is able to give each student the ability to earn an associate’s degree, tuition free and does not charge a registration fee.  Therefore, it is up to volunteers and donations throughout the year for additional programming that occurs throughout the campus.  


If you have any questions or want to connect/get involved, please email or call Laura at 719-235-2206.

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Mark your calendars!  On December 8 from 9:00 a.m. - noon, NHS and CECP Parent Group is hosting the 2nd Annual Holiday Shopping Event.  We have over 26 vendors AND a wait list! So, do your holiday shopping with us.  The event is free to attend and open to the public.  Click here to learn more. Volunteers are also needed. Sign up to help here.

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                                                   Winter Formal

Attention all CEC students! HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) is hosting its first ever Winter Formal on January 12 at the PACE Center. It will be from 8:00 pm-11:
00 pm and tickets will be sold for $15 at the school or $20 at the door. Feel free to message @cec.hosa on Instagram. All the money that we raise will go towards our competition in February.  

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The new Academic Support Center (ASC) is offering math, writing tutoring, and general academic support in areas such as organization and executive function. Click here, if you are interested in setting up a one-on-one appointment

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This is the final week of advising. If you have not yet scheduled an appointment, please do so now. Failure to schedule an advising appointment will result in your next semester schedule being created for you. If you are unable to schedule an appointment this week, please contact your advisor directly. Schedule an advising appointment here.


Registration for most community colleges is now open. If you are an off-campus student and have had your advising appointment with your CECP advisor and attended orientation at your respective school, you may now register for classes. Please be sure to send a screenshot of your schedule to your advisor after registering. Remember, any changes you wish to make to a schedule after your advising appointment must be discussed with your advisor for approval.  



CECP will be offering a tour opportunity for students who will be taking classes for the first time in the spring of 2019 or the fall of 2019 at ACC’s Littleton campus. If you are about to venture off campus for the first time, please consider signing up. Space is limited to 30 students.  

When: Friday, December 7 from 8:30 am-12:30 pm 

Where: Arapahoe Community College-Littleton Campus 

*Buses will depart CECP at 8:30 am and arrive back at CECP around 12:30 pm. 

To sign up, click here



If you are a CECP student planning to take classes off campus for the first time at CCA, please be sure to register for CCA’s Concurrent Enrollment Orientation. This is mandatory for students attending CCA for the first time. For a list of dates and to register, click here.


Seniors, take a look at the College Planning and Graduation pages of the CECP website for important information about preparing for college and a list of important deadlines for your graduation. 

  • Have you taken your senior photos?
  • Have you met with your advisor and completed the graduation application?
  • Have you registered to retake the SAT or ACT if you weren't happy with your scores from last year? 

If you are in the midst of applying to colleges, you know it's time to request transcripts and letters of recommendation.  Here's what you need to do:

If you need transcripts or letters of recommendation, please be sure you are sending your requests via Parchment. Parchment is a transcript processing center that allows you to submit requests for both official and unofficial transcripts. Our registrar will no longer accept paper transcript requests. If you do not have an account already, please click here. If you experience problems setting up your account, please contact Shannon Miles,


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What's SUMMET? The Summer Multicultural Engineering Training (SUMMET) is a two-week engineering, science and technology program designed for rising juniors and seniors who are from underrepresented populations, including ethnic/racial minority, women and prospective first-generation college students.  There is an application process and you must have a GPA of 3.3 (unweighted) or higher. There is a $50 confirmation fee if you are accepted into the program.
Application Deadline is February 1, 2019. Click here for details and to apply
FEBRUARY 10, 2019

Are you a high school girl interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)? The Girls Lead the Way Conference could be what you’re looking for.

The Society of Women Engineers-Mines Collegiate Section and the Rocky Mountain Professional Section are sponsoring a conference for girls who are interested in being leaders in STEM. This year’s theme is “Boldly Go Where No Woman Has Gone Before.” The event includes engineering/applied math or science activities, a majors panel, a parent/guardian information session, and a campus tour.

Cost is $30 per student. This covers a continental breakfast, lunch, and activities supplies. There is no charge to parents/guardians for the optional sessions. Lunch is not included for parents/guardians.

Deadline to register is January 29, 2019.
Click here to register.


High school juniors take note!  The 2019 Coolidge Scholarship is now open. The Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that you may use at any accredited college or university in the United States. If you are a high school junior who will be enrolling in college in the fall of 2020, you are eligible to apply. 

Deadline  is January 23, 2019. Click here for details

December 3-14 - Toy drive
December 3-20 - Textbook Rental Reimbursement window
December 7 - Textbook Buy Back Day
December 7 - ACC Campus Tour
December 8 - CECP Craft Fair
December 13 - Textbook Buy Back Day
December 17-18 - Final Exams
December 18 - NHS Game Night
December 19-21 - Teacher Work Days (no students)
December 24-31 - Winter Holiday (school closed)

January 12 - Winter Formal
January 23 - Coolidge Scholarship Deadline
January 29 - Girls Lead the Way Conference Deadline

February 1 - SUMMET Application Deadline

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