Flexible, Christ-Centered College Courses for High School & Homeschool Students

CCU Academy empowers high school students to earn transferable, Christ-centered college credit while still in high school. Students can even earn an Associate's degree while still in high school! Courses are flexible, reduce college costs, and prepare high school students for the rigor of college coursework.

Every course is taught from a Christian worldview — in keeping with CCU's mission to provide Christ-centered higher education transforming students to impact the world with grace and truth. 

Earn College Credits in High School

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Why CCU Academy?

Jumpstart your college degree today.

Work with highly qualified CCU faculty members or faculty at partner high schools to complete college coursework, or an entire associate degree, while attending high school. CCU Academy provides high-quality education that is:

  • Flexible
  • Christ-Centered
  • Affordable
  • Accredited

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In-Person College Credits

Earn college credit by taking dual credit courses at your high school.

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Online College Credits

Online courses for high school students, taught by highly qualified CCU professors.

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Associate Degree Track

Earn an associate's degree while completing your high school course requirements.

What Our Students Are Saying!

  • Dual Credit Courses

    "CCU Academy provided me with an incredible learning experience unique to any from my past. My favorite attribute of the program is that CCU Academy provides a decisively biblical worldview in all its classes." -Kyra B. '20

  • Online Dual Enrollment

    "It was a turning point for me when I met with my Online Dual Enrollment professors from CCU Academy and each time I joined a call with them they would pray over me." -Karis R. '23

  • Associate Degree Track

    "With my Associate of Arts degree from CCU Academy, I essentially shaved off two years of my undergrad, but I also did it affordably." -Daniel K. '24

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Dual Credit, Online Dual Enrollment, and AP courses? 

  • Dual Credit Courses are taught in-seat at participating high schools by approved high school faculty. These courses offer both high school and transferable college credit. Dual credit is earned in the same manner as a typical college course — through papers, tests, and other assignments. Check to see if your high school is a CCU Academy partner school here 
  • Online Dual Enrollment courses are taught by CCU professors for high school students to earn affordable college credit. These 100% online courses are taught by highly qualified CCU faculty members in 10 or 15 week blocks. Learn more about Online Dual Enrollment courses here 
  • Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered through high schools and are designed to provide students with college credit. Unlike dual credit and dual enrollment courses, AP credit is earned based on an end-of-the-year test score. Students should understand the scores required to gain college credit at institutions of interest.

What is the cost?

  • Dual Credit courses cost $250 per class. Labs are included in the course fee and require no extra payment. 
  • Online Dual Enrollment courses cost $300. Online Dual Enrollment courses with labs cost $400.

How are CCU Academy courses accredited? 

Since Colorado Christian University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, all courses offered through CCU Academy are also accredited.

How does CCU Academy work for homeschoolers?

Homeschool students have the flexibility to enroll in CCU's Online Dual Enrollment coursework independently, eliminating the need to seek out a local partner high school. Additionally, students can collaborate with peers from across the United States by forming cohorts either within co-op groups or independently, enhancing their learning experience through diverse perspectives and shared academic goals.

CCU Academy Contact Info

  • Dual Credit Program

    303-963-3029
    dualcredit@ccu.edu

  • Dual Enrollment Online Courses

    303-963-3029
    academy@ccu.edu