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Career Academy

University Schools wishes to offer vocational educational services through Aims Community College Career Academy to our high school juniors and seniors by providing them with a scholarship that will cover tuition, fees, books, and supplies for specific certificate programs. Vocational programs include automotive collision repair, automotive services, welding, oil and gas, customer service and leadership, graphic design, animation, audio and radio production, and med prep. We have a limited number of scholarships. Qualifications include an application, minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, written statement, and an excellent attendance record. We will give financial need extra consideration. Interested students should meet with their counselor for the application. These programs are for the 2019–2020 school year. We encourage current sophomores and juniors to apply. The deadline for the Career Academy scholarship application is March 1, 2019. If selected, there will be an orientation workshop during the summer at Aims. 

Other concurrent enrollment opportunities include fire science, EMS, and agriculture programs, as well as other courses offered by Aims. Under concurrent enrollment, juniors and seniors may take a class and receive both high school and college credit. In addition, University Schools will pay the tuition only up to six credits per semester. This is a great way to start earning credits toward a post-secondary degree or certificate program. Concurrent enrollment paperwork for the Fall 2019 semester is due May 15, 2019 to your high school counselor.

Students interested in previewing any of these programs need to see Ms. Hodgson for a participation form. Also, students need to apply to Aims Community College online (create an admission account and apply online). After applying, the student will receive an acceptance letter. Please keep the letter. It will have the student’s A# on it (this is important information for registering for college classes). The school will provide transportation. Dates for previewing programs are below.

Deadline Campus Location Classes:

  • February 1: Windsor Automotive, Fire Science, and EMS
  • February 8: Greeley Audio/Radio Production and Graphic Design/Animation
  • February 15: Loveland Med. Prep. and Animation and Graphic Design
  • February 22: Greeley Med. Prep.
  • March 1: Greeley Welding, Oil and Gas, and Customer Service and Leadership
  • March 8: Fort Lupton Agriculture, Automotive, Med. Prep., and Welding

Please contact Ms. Hodgson for more information at (970) 506-7078, or email

High School Students Can Receive College Credit for Accounting

Juniors or seniors at University High School can receive three college credits at Aims Community College (ACC101) for taking accounting while in high school. Aims is offering the class, taught by University Schools faculty, on the University Schools campus during normal school hours. Students can also receive University High School math credit for the accounting course. Accounting will help those students who plan on working in a business environment, or plan on owning their own business, and helps with learning how to handle personal finances. The accounting class also exposes students to what it is like to take a college-level course. If you are interested, please sign up during the class selection days in January. Any questions, please contact JoEll Matthews.

Benefits Of Free And Reduced Lunch For High School Students

High school students can get more than financial assistance for lunch when they qualify for the free and reduced lunch program. Seniors may qualify for a waiver of their college application fees if they have been approved for the program. Students may also get a fee waiver for the ACT and SAT exams and a significant reduction in the fees for the AP exam. These are great reasons to apply for the free and reduced lunch program, even if your student does not regularly eat a school lunch.

Simply bring a copy of the approval letter to your high school counselor to receive a waiver or reduction of these fees. All information will remain confidential.