Advanced Learning

Jeffco Public Schools offers several advanced learning options. Read below to find out more about specific schools and programs.

D'Evelyn Junior/Senior High School

Program Description
D'Evelyn was founded in 1994 as a liberal arts secondary school (grades 7-12) based on the belief that students should study an essential body of cultural knowledge. D'Evelyn is committed to the premise that mastery of the skills and knowledge acquired through the study of the core academic subjects is the foundation for all subsequqent learning. Independence, analytical reasoning, based on objective knowledge, is an essential skill and is encouraged throughout the program. Behavior standards are clearly defined and enforced. The arts, athletics and extracurricular activities are encouraged.

D'Evelyn Jr./Sr. High School

Eligibility and Enrollment Process

  • Grades 7 to 12
  • D'Evelyn, accredited as a college preparatory school, accepts students on a lottery basis.
  • Parents must attend one of three annual information meetings prior to placing their student on the lottery list.

Contact Information
Please call 303-982-2600 for more information on D'Evelyn.

10359 W. Nassua Ave
Denver. CO 80235

International Baccaulaureate Programs

Program Description
The International Baccalaureate (IB) program was founded in 1967 to provide a rigorous, well-rounded education for students throughout the world. IB prepares students for adulthood by enhancing skills in creativity, critical thinking, technology, and international understanding.

Alameda High School

Dakota Ridge High School

Columbine High School

Lakewood High School Program

Patterson International Program

Standley Lake High School

Wheat Ridge High School – GT Center Programming - PEAK

Academic rigor combined with individualized programming and mentoring in fields of interest will provide learners with differentiated opportunities to develop their potential and become self-directed, responsible citizens leading productive, fulfilling lives. PEAK GT programming will effectively employ research-based strategies designed to increase student achievement and nurture autonomous learners

Eligibility and Enrollment Information

Contact Information
Please call 303-982-4156 for more information on GT Peak.

9505 W. 32nd Ave.
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Career and Technical High School

Warren Tech, the district's career and technical high school, partners with Red Rocks Community College to offer college credit for high school students in the following areas:

Auto Collision Repair
Auto Customization
Automotive Technology
Computer Science
Construction Technology
-Nail Technology
Drafting and Engineering Graphics
Fire Science/First Responder
Game Programming
Graphic Design
Health Sciences Technology
Power Equipment and Motorcycle Technology
Precision Machining Technology
Sustainable Energy and Design
TV/Video Production Welding

North Area Option School

Program Description
As a public “school of choice within a school,” the North Area Option School will operate as an integral-yet-separate instructional program at Arvada High School. As such, it will feature a rigorous college preparatory curriculum delivered in a highly disciplined environment. That curricular focus is based on a belief that students should be able to choose a course of study centered around an essential, demanding body of knowledge. The school is committed to the premise that mastery of that body or knowledge acquired through intense study of core academic subjects will prepare students for equally challenging experiences at the university level and beyond.

Arvada High School

Eligibility and Enrollment Information

  • Grades 9 to 12
  • There is an application process including teacher recommendations.
  • 50% of enrollment will come from Arvada High School, the other 50% comes from District.

Contact Information
Please call 303-982-0162 for more information on the North Area Option School.

7951 W. 65th Ave
Arvada, CO 80004

ASCENT Program

Program Description

Accelerating Students through Concurrent Enrollment (ASCENT) is a Concurrent Enrollment program which allows students to participate in college courses after their 12th-grade year. This covers the cost of tuition; students pay for their own books and campus fees. Read more about ASCENT (en Español).

Advanced Placement

Jeffco's high schools offer a variety of Advanced Placement courses. Check with individual schools for program details.

Advanced Placement courses give Jeffco students another way to earn college credit. At the end of an AP course, students must pass a standardized national test to qualify for college credit. Qualifying grades on AP exams may earn anywhere from 3 to 6 credits for a single course to up to three years of college standing. AP results are widely accepted for credit at most U.S. universities (approximately 3,800) and at approximately 640 international schools in 46 countries.

Please check your High School's registration guide to find out what Advanced Placement courses are available.