Mapleton Early College
"College Readiness One Student at a Time"
Mapleton Early College (MEC) is a combination of two high school models: Big Picture Learning and Early College. Students learn in a college-preparatory environment, balancing classes, independent project-based learning and real-world learning through professional internships. Students also have access to college courses and have the opportunity to potentially earn an Associates degree concurrent to their high school studies.
All students create an individualized learning plan based on their interests. Around these interests, the student works with advisors, internship mentors and parents to create an individualized formal curriculum, internship learning goals, community-focused learning opportunities, and college readiness plan.
By staying with the same advisor and small advisory of students for two years, students participate in a strong culture of high standards, accountability, and support. MEC students learn to become problem-solvers, lifelong learners and cooperative members of the community, prepared for college and beyond.
MEC's Distinguishing Features:
- Small class sizes
- Customized Individual Learning Plans
- College readiness focus and curriculum
- Families engaged in creating learning goals and evaluating student growth
- Access to college courses
- Learning through professional internships
- Focus on character and community, including school culture of personal responsibility and Restorative Justice
Mapleton Early College students are...
- Students interested in getting a jump start on college and a taste of what life is like at their dream job.
- Students who want to become a part of a school community with a strong culture of character, responsibility and restorative justice.
- Students willing to be coached, receiving in-depth support while being held to high standards and accountability.
- Students who want to develop the personal qualities and skills to succeed, from time management and a strong work ethic to honesty and accountability.
- Students who are independently motivated.
- 9-12th grade, with an optional 13th year to complete Associates degree
- 100% college acceptance
- Every student has an individualized learning plan
- Every student participates in Learning Through Internship program
- Opportunity to take 20 college courses, earning an Associates degree and two years of college credit during high school
- CSAP and ACT results reflect student growth
Mapleton Early College
School Address: (Map)
8980 York St.
Thornton, CO 80229
Phone: (303) 853-1960
Fax: (303) 853-1996
8:30 a.m. - 4:10 p.m.
9th -12th grade, with an optional 13th year to engage in college courses.
District Upcoming Events
June 25 - Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m., Administration Office, 591 E. 80th Ave., Denver
July 4-5- All District offices will be CLOSED for the Independence Day Holiday
Aug. 19 - First day of school, grades 1-12. Check your school calendar for more information!