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Opportunities Unlimited - South

OU South is a 1 to 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 South cohorts consist of 15-20 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 - 50 credits or less toward graduation for this track (depending the subject area(s) they still need credit)
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 on a shortened class schedule, while also having the option to take classes at Front Range in subjects that align with their Individual and Career Goals (FRCC classes require OU teacher recommendation before students may register).
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 may participate in up to 3 semesters of the program and work toward passing all sections in the HiSET
Students are required to attend OU classes each semester they are enrolled
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) on a shortened schedule, and will also have the option of attending classes at FRCC.
HiSET students choose the order of the subject-area tests they take (based on their timeline and individual goals)
Students have multiple opportunities to take HiSET practice tests over their time in the program.
Students receive support in setting up a HiSET account, signing up for official tests at Front Range Community College, and are reimbursed for the cost of tests after receiving a passing score.
Students earn a HiSET diploma 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 Class Description.pdf

OU Schedule.pdf

If you are interested in learning more about Opportunities Unlimited South, please contact Alyssa Statz (OU South Coordinator) to learn more or schedule an enrollment meeting.

Alyssa Statz

astatz@psdschools.org

970-666-1352 (call or text)