High School Academics
Curriculum that Unlocks Possibilities
Colorado Preparatory Academy (CPA) knows success is not a single destination, and the journey can take many turns. But no matter the path, we believe in unlocking every learner’s potential by meeting them where they are and helping them reach their goals.
Explore Our Courses
As students move through middle school and into high school, their work becomes increasingly independent. High school courses are designed for students targeting a four-year university, a local community college, or an immediate career.
Many high school courses are offered at two levels: on-level and honors.
In both on-level and honors high school courses, students:
- Learn grade-level content
- Complete coursework that might require writing or research projects
- Tackle problems that require analytical thinking
In honors courses, students also:
- Evaluate and synthesize information
- Demonstrate more advanced writing skills
- Participate in honors projects
Preparing High School Students for College and Career
Your teen can gain a competitive edge for the future—whether that includes college, a career, or both. CPA gives students the opportunity to explore career options and participate in specialized, career-related experiences. They can also prepare to take industry-recognized certification exams upon graduation.**
Earn College Credit While in High School
Does your high school student want a head start on a college education? At Colorado Preparatory Academy, eligible students are able to enroll in tuition-free courses each semester through local community colleges and universities and apply college credit to both their school diploma and a post-secondary degree. Courses must align with the student’s graduation plan and they must earn a “C” or better in order to receive credit.
Eligibility is based on the admissions policies of each community college and/or university; however, there is an approval process through CPA to ensure the course is cleared for high school credit and to determine how it will be applied to the student’s transcript.
Proven Pathways to a Chosen Career
At Colorado Preparatory Academy, your college or career-minded student can choose from a broad range of profession-focused courses for a competitive edge for the future, to discover their path after high school, or to explore a possible college major. These courses can provide a powerful introduction to fulfilling careers in Fashion and Interior Design, Culinary Arts, Sports and Entertainment Marketing, Early Childhood Education, Veterinary Science, Information Technology, Finance, Arts and Communication, and more.
*The K12 high school catalog is a complete list of the high school courses K12 provides. While CPVA offers a comprehensive selection of courses, not every K12 high school course is available to CPA students. Information on specific courses of study and available electives are provided upon enrollment. For details, please speak to an enrollment consultant during the enrollment process.
**Many Microsoft®️ Office certificates can be earned after completing one course. Other certificates require more classes to be better prepared, and students who participate in the program for at least two years will have further preparation for certification testing.