May 31, 2022

Postsecondary Counseling Newsletter

March 28th, 2024

Students and Families,

We are excited to continue offer the opportunity for AHS students to take dual enrollment classes at Fort Lewis College in the Fall of 2024. As Elliot and I meet individually with students to discuss their courses for next year, we are asking each student about their interest in taking an FLC class and providing individualized counseling about dual enrollment.

There are many benefits of taking college classes in high school:

  • Get a head start towards completing a 2-year or a 4-year college degree, saving yourself money and time
  • Gain exposure to coursework in a potential college major of interest and an understanding of one's true interest and aptitude in that area of study
  • Build confidence and develop essential academic and career skills
  • Explore classes in subject areas/topics that aren't offered at AHS
  • Demonstrate to colleges that you have taken advantage of all of the opportunities for challenge/rigor in your high school course selection

NOTE: students who do not yet feel ready for an FLC class have the opportunity to pursue additional rigor in their course selection at AHS through Advanced, Honors, and PCC Electives. Please see the 24/25 Course Catalog for a listing of these courses.

The registration process for Fort Lewis College Dual enrollment classes for the Fall of 2024 has begun. If you are interested in taking a class at FLC in the Fall, please read this email carefully and in it's entirety. The earlier students begin this process, the more likely it is that they will be able to find a class that they want to take at a time that works with their AHS schedule.

DO NOT Delay - act now!

Steps for new Dual Enrollment students (you have never or are not currenty taking an FLC class):

  1. Complete the Dual/Concurrent Enrollment enrollment interest form for Fall 2024
  2. Carefully read the Fall 2024 Dual Enrollment Guidelines, Procedure, and Agreement
  3. Erin will respond to you directly if/once you are approved for Dual enrollment
  4. Once you are approved, Apply for admission as a Dual Enrollment student using these instructions - it is imperative that you do this ASAP - you cannot register until you are admitted!
  5. Once your application has been processed, you may meet with Erin CR for advising on selecting a class. Registration opens May 1st for new students. While this seems like a long way off, classes fill quickly and will already have been filling with continuing students (who can register earlier) so it is important to have the other steps complete prior to May 1st.
  6. Complete the course request form & return the signed Dual Enrollment Guidelines, Procedure, and Agreement to Erin CR
  7. Attend New Dual Enrollment student orientation (for FLC courses) on August 22nd

Steps for continuing Dual Enrollment students (you are currently taking an FLC class):

  1. As long as you are passing your current FLC class with a C or better, you are automatically approved to register for the Fall.
  2. Registration opens for continuing students on April 8th, but the course schedule is now live and can be viewed through your student portal. Come in during lunch to work with me on how to view the course schedule for the Fall so that we can find a course that will work for you.
  3. If you are interested in a math or composition course, you must take the accuplacer exam. Reach out to Jon Smith for the instructions on how to complete the placement exam. Jon's email address is: [email protected]
  4. Complete the Course Request form with me or on your own and return it to me to approve and submit to FLC to register you for the course.

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!

Erin Cummins-Roper (she/her)

Dean of Career & College Counseling  

Animas High School

Tel: (970) 247-2474  x2272

Cell: 970-903-1617

AHS College & Career prep website

Animas High School prepares all students for college and postsecondary success by creating critical thinkers and engaged citizens through an innovative, student-centered, project-based curriculum. We accomplish this through:
Rigorous academics, where all students are prepared for college success
Culture of excellence, where students are held to high expectations
Strong student-faculty relationships, where students are well known.
Engaging learning, where students see the relevance in their education

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