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OU is a 3 semester program housed within Fort Collins High school that focuses on giving students ages 17-21 the skills and environment they need to earn a PSD High School Diploma or prepare for the HiSET (a high school equivalency exam). OU cohorts consist of 10 - 15 students who are off track to graduate or are at risk of dropping out of high school, a full-time school coordinator, an English teacher, Math teacher, Science teacher, and Career Skills teacher. Its small size creates an encouraging learning environment and individualized instruction and support. Along with intensive academic support, OU provides students with opportunities for social/emotional skill building, career exploration and preparation, service learning, and community engagement. During the 2nd and 3rd semesters, students will have the opportunity to take classes at Front Range Community College free of tuition to help them move forward in reaching their academic and career goals. Information about the two different tracks students can take while in OU are listed below:

PSD High School Diploma Track:

Things to note:

  • Students must be 17-20 years old at the time of starting the program
  • Students must need 40 credits or less toward graduation for this track
  • Students may stay for up to 3 semesters or can earn their diploma earlier as long as they’ve earned the 240 credits needed for PSD Graduation Requirements
  • Students earn credit in core subject areas through online courses (English, Math, Social Studies, etc.), but are still required to attend elective courses (Support Group, Career Skills, Service Learning, Wellness). By attending and participating in these elective courses, students will earn elective credit toward their graduation requirements
  • During the 2nd and 3rd semesters, students will continue to take online courses to earn credits toward graduation, while also taking classes at Front Range in subjects that align with their Individual and Career Goals.
  • Please see the schedule and class descriptions linked below.

HiSET Preparation Track

 Things to note:

  • Students must be 17-20 years old at the time of starting the program
  • Students participate in 3 semesters of the program and work toward passing all sections in the HiSET during their 3rd semester
  • Students are required to attend OU classes and be considered a “full time student” each semester in the program.
  • The first semester focuses on re-engagement, community support, career skill building, service learning, and content area instruction to help students prepare for the 5 sections of the HiSET (Science, Reading, Writing, Science, and Math).
  • During the 2nd and 3rd semesters, students will continue to take at least two classes at OU (College Support and HiSET Prep). They may be required to take more than two classes at OU for full time status (this is dependent on the number of classes being taken at FRCC).
  • Students have multiple opportunities to take HiSET practice tests over their time in the program.
  • Students earn a HiSET diploma at the end of the 3rd semester when they have passed all sections of the HiSET exam and passed the OU classes they are enrolled in.
  • Please see the schedule and class descriptions linked below:

OU South Schedule Updated 9-25-18.pdf 

OU Classs Descriptions.pdf