Letters

124 graduating from CSEC
       Colorado Springs Early Colleges (CSEC) will hold its commencement ceremonies Friday, May 27 at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in downtown Colorado Springs.
       One hundred twenty-four seniors are graduating this year. These seniors have also earned approximately 5,265 college credit hours and 27 associate's degrees.
       CSEC just finished its fourth year using space at Colorado Technical Univer-sity (CTU), 4435 N. Chestnut St.
       One CSEC student, Jenna Rock, is graduating with a four-year bachelor's of science degree in electrical engineering from CTU. It is believed this is the first time a student has graduated from high school with a four-year college degree. Jenna, 19, will begin her career with Honeywell upon graduation.
       CSEC budgeted $849,720 for college courses for the 2010-2011 school year. In the time since these seniors were freshmen four years ago, CSEC has budgeted $2,574,920 for college courses.
       CSEC is a publicly funded charter school; its authorizer is the statewide Charter School Institute. By arranging for qualified students to fulfill their high school requirements with courses at CTU, UCCS and Pikes Peak Community College, CSEC helps students begin the transition to college and career years in advance. Our students are ahead of the curve.

Keith King