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Earn your first two years of college credits for free!

Teacher Recruitment Education and Preparation Program

TREP creates the opportunity for qualified students in a teaching career pathway to have two years of college paid for after their senior year.

To qualify you must meet the following requirements:

  • Remain enrolled at the high school for a fifth year. (You will take courses on the college campus, not on the high school campus.) 
  • Be under the age of 21. 
  • Have a GPA of 2.0 or higher. 
  • Be on track to meet all high school graduation requirements by the end of your senior year. 
  • Complete one course during 12th grade in the list of approved Educator Pathway Courses.
  • Not be in need of basic skills or remedial course work as defined by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education's (CCHE) remedial education policy. 
  • Have satisfied the minimum prerequisites for the college classes before your enrollment in the course, including having the required SAT, ACT or Accuplacer scores. 
  • Have an updated Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) with your HS counselor. 
  • Apply for the College Opportunity Fund (COF). 
  • Apply to and be accepted into the Colorado postsecondary institution where you plan to take college classes.

For more information, including participating colleges and a student checklist, please visit the district TREP page. 

Additionally, students interested in pursuing a career in education might want to enroll in the P-Teach program during high school. Please visit our P-Teach page to learn about even more opportunities to earn college credits and pursue your chosen path. 

TREP flyer in English
TREP flyer in Spanish