D51 students earn 8,000 college credits

D51 students earn 8,000 college credits
Posted on 06/06/2022
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Grand Junction, CO - District 51 students earned more than 8,000 college credits from Colorado Mesa University or Western Colorado Community College in 2021-22, according to final data for the past school year.


Concurrent enrollment gives high school students the opportunity to take college courses and have the cost of tuition covered by District 51. In 2021-22, 812 District 51 students took advantage of concurrent enrollment and completed a total of 8,053 college credit hours.


Cheryl Taylor, D51 Director of Career and College Readiness, said concurrent enrollment gives students a chance to experience college one class at a time and make sure it’s right for them before enrolling full-time. Many students enjoy the experience so much that they earn multiple credits before graduation - all without taking on the financial burden of tuition.


“Our students who take concurrent enrollment classes graduate with a head start on their college career and graduate with the confidence that they are prepared for college-level work,” Ms. Taylor said.


Any high school student interested in concurrent enrollment is encouraged to talk with their school counselor.




Credit Hours 

(8,053 TOTAL)

Students 

(812 TOTAL)

Central

2,167

225

Fruita Monument

2,107

228

Grand Junction

1,875

198

Palisade

1,066

95

R-5

95

12

Mesa Valley 

524

37

Grand River

219

17


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