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5280 High School

1200 West Mississippi Ave, Denver CO 80223

Sober High School

Denver Metro

Denver

5280 High School is a safe place for students who are in recovery from addiction. Students work together through project-based learning in a substance free environment. The classes are focused on collaboration and hands-on learning. 5280 has developed a one-of-a-kind educational approach that tackles the unique challenges our youth are facing. The holistic approaches to recovery are centered around the following principles of equity, authenticity, intentional community, joy & meaning.

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Affordable Connectivity Program

$30/month subsidy for internet access

Statewide

The Affordable Connectivity Program is a federal program that subsidizes access to the internet for low-income individuals and families $30 a month. Eligibility is determined by your income of if someone in the household is on SNAP or Medicaid. Click on the website link to find a list of providers in Colorado.

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Colorado Community College System

9101 E. Lowry Blvd., Denver CO 80230

Statewide

Statewide

The Colorado Community College System is the governing body for all community and technical colleges in the state. Community colleges offer a variety of remedial education classes to prepare for the college classroom. To get to the full list of community colleges in the state, click on the website and then click on "Our Colleges" for a drop-down link for each community college.

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Colorado’s Public Libraries

Statewide

When you click on the website link below, you'll find a list of every library in Colorado. Call your local library's number for the most current information on hours and location. Or check out a library's website. You'll have to search online for it, but that's easy. Type the name of the library into the search bar and its website is usually the first thing listed. You may also want to click on Denver libraries to watch the remerg.com tour of Denver's Central Library for an idea about the many different types of help you can find in a library.

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Colorado’s Public Libraries

free computer classes

Statewide

When you click on the website link below, you'll find a list of every library in Colorado. Call your local library's number for the most current information on hours and location. Or check out a library's website. You'll have to search online for it, but that's easy. Type the name of the library into the search bar and its website is usually the first thing listed. You may also want to check out the section about libraries on Remerg.com. Our listing for Denver's libraries includes a remerg.com tour of Denver's Central Library.

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Comcast Internet Essentials

Discounted Internet

Statewide

Comcast's Internet Essentials is a high-speed, low-cost internet service for eligible low-income households at a cost of $9.95 per month. Wireless Wi-Fi is included. The program is open to anyone eligible for public help, from food stamps and Pell Grants to Medicaid. Click on the website to learn more.

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Community Educational Outreach

P.O. Box 18874, Denver CO 80218

Denver Metro

Denver

Community Educational Outreach provides high school equivalency test preparation in several ICCS halfway houses. If you're transitioning through one of these halfway houses and are working on your high school equivalency, you should check this opportunity out. Instructors can help you decide the best high school equivalency test and prepare for it. Email for more information at - info@ceocolorado.org.

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Community Outreach Centers

3737 W Colfax Avenue, Denver CO 80204

Free Phones and $20 Tablets

statewide

Denver

Community Outreach Centers provide free phones and data plans. They also provide tablets for $20. Call or walk in to get signed up for a phone. To qualify, you only need to have an active EBT or Medicaid. You need to bring a valid Colorado state-issued ID to their office. Community Outreach Centers will soon be statewide in Denver, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Grand Junction, and Greeley. Click on the website link to learn more.

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Community Technology Center at the Denver Public Library – Free Computer Classes

10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Pkwy. Denver, CO 80204

Denver Metro

Denver

The Denver Public Library has a community technology center that offers technology classes. The class schedule changes every month, so you will need to call, check the website, or drop by. If you are a beginner and know nothing about computers, ask about classes that will help you get started. You can receive help from the basics to coding. Other public libraries also provide technology centers.

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Complexly

Statewide

Complexly posts educational videos done by a group of people who try to make things easier to understand. Click on the website, then click on Our Shows. This is really fun!

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Crash Course

Statewide

The Crash Course folks believe that high quality educational videos should be available to everyone for free. The Crash Course team has produced more than 15 courses to date, and these videos accompany high school and college level classes ranging from the humanities to the sciences.

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Crash Course Navigating Digital Literacy

Learn about information on the Internet

Crash Course provides free classes on YouTube about a variety of subjects, including digital literacy. Click on the video link to watch a series of brief videos that will help you better understand how the Internet is used to provide information. This will make you a more savvy consumer of everything that feeds into your devices.

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Denver Public Library

Denver Metro

There are 26 libraries in Denver. Click on the website link, then click on the checkmark for the dropdown menu on the left of the page. A full list of these libraries will drop down, then click on the name of your closest library for hours and location information. Be sure to watch our video about Denver's Central Library, as seen through the eyes of a man after 25 years of incarceration.

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Ed-X

Statewide

Ed-X provides free college level courses to learn at your own pace. Subjects include computer science, languages, engineering, business, technology, and many more. It is free and online although you do need to create an account to register.

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Educational Opportunity Center

1111 W Colfax Avenue, Denver CO 80204

Denver metro

Denver

The Educational Opportunity Center offers the community information on accessing higher education, planning and assisting with the completion of the admissions and financial aid applications, exploring career options, and dissemination of private scholarship sources to low-income, first-generation students. They also help men and women who need assistance navigating the steps towards loan forgiveness. The EOC is in the Cherry Creek building on the campus in suite 137.

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Educational Opportunity Center at Colorado State University

1405 S College, Fort Collins CO 80524

Help with college info/application for people in northern CO

Northeast, Northwest

Fort Collins

The Educational Opportunity Center is in the Access Center at Colorado State University. The EOC helps people in Adams, Larimer and Weld counties prepare for any school, college, or university. The help is free. You can call the number below or email EducationalOpportunityCenter@colostate.edu for more info. The EOC is located in a house, and there is a small parking lot behind that you may use.

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Educational Opportunity Center at Community College of Denver

1111 W Colfax Avenue, Denver CO 80204

Help with college info/applications for people in Denver metro area

Denver Metro

Denver

The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) is housed at and administered through Community College of Denver (CCD) on the Auraria Campus, but it's open to everyone in the six-county metro area. The folks at the EOC help people prepare for college in many ways, starting with career exploration, deciding upon a college, helping with the admissions paperwork, financial aid application, and scholarship info for low-income and first-generation students. The EOC is in the Cherry Creek building on the campus in suite 137.

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Emily Griffith Technical College

1870 Lincoln Street, Denver CO 80203

Denver

Emily Griffith Technical College is one of three technical public colleges in Colorado. It is located in Denver and offers hands-on training certificates. There is no fee to apply but there is a tuition cost. They do have scholarships available, with new courses starting every month. You can apply online using their online application or in person at the Admissions Welcome Desk.

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Family Resource Centers

ESL classes, High School Equivalency classes, computer skills

Family Resource Centers are located throughout Colorado. They go by different names (Focus Points, Sister Carmen, Bright Futures, etc.). Click on the website link for the statewide list of centers along with links to their websites where you'll learn more. Many resource centers provide ESL classes, and some provide high school equivalency classes. Sometimes this is called Adult Education. Ask about computer skills classes, as well.

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Federal Student Aid

Statewide

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is an online application that determines if you are eligible for a Pell grant as well as other grants and loans to help you pay for college. Use the website link to submit the application online or call the main line to ask for a paper copy. To learn more, it’s best to make an appointment with the financial aid office at the school you want to attend. They will provide support for the FAFSA application and provide education on other financial aid options. The Colorado Department of Higher Education is posting videos to dispel myths about the FAFSA. We link to the one about myths, but there are several others on their YouTube channel.

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GED Diploma

Statewide

if you need a copy of your high school equivalency testing documentation, click on the website to create an account and fill in your identification information to receive a copy. There is a fee and you do need to proivde the exact name you used when you were tested.

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Khan Academy

Statewide

Khan Academy is an online resource to take classes in math, science, arts, economics, and much more. Classes start at the elementary level and go through college, AND it's free. Take a moment to watch this video of Jason Spyres, who used transcripts from Khan Academy classes (mailed to him by his mother) to prepare for college while he was incarcerated. He's now out and studying computer science at Stanford!

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Learning Express

Statewide

EBSCO's Learning Express is a great resource when you're trying to improve yourself. For example, you can get free career preparation, free high school equivalency test preparation, free college admission test preparation, and much more. All it requires is a library card, which you can get through any public library in Colorado. Type "Tutorial Video" into the search bar to set up your free account and to learn more about their opportunities. When you're registering for an account, be sure to use your library card number as a user name. If you don't have a library card, ask library staff to help you.

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Libraries

Statewide

Many public libraries have free online courses and in-person courses. Look on the website to find your community library and contact information. Also, check out the Libraries section on remerg.com for more info.

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Literacy Coalition of Colorado

Statewide list of ESL classes

Statewide

The Literacy Coalition of Colorado provides a statewide list of places that provide English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. Click on the website link, then click on Locate Classes. You'll find a map and list you can browse by the type of class.

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Literacy Coalition of Colorado

Statewide list of local classes to help you study for the high school equivalency tests

Statewide

The Literacy Coalition of Colorado is the only statewide list of places that provide preparation for high school equivalency tests. A Spanish instruction class list is also available on the website. Click on the website link, then click on Locate Classes. You'll find a list of adult education, ESL and high school equivalency test preparation classes!

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Microsoft’s Discover Digital Literacy

learn the basics about computers online

Digital literacy is knowing how to use computers and other devices, the software that runs them, and the Internet. Click on the website link to go directly to the page for a LinkedIn course that starts with the very basics.

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My Colorado Journey

Statewide

My Colorado Journey, formerly College in Colorado, is an online tool to learn about going to college, financial aid, career options, training options, money management, and much more. You will need to create an account with a profile, which can take a few minutes. Then you'll be able to check through the tools on the website.

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Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. No app is necessary to install to use the library and download a book, and there is no fee. This is a public service provided by people who love books and want to share them with others.

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Red Rocks Community College–Gateway Program

13300 W. Sixth Ave, Lakewood CO 80228

Denver Metro

Lakewood

The College Gateway Program at Red Rocks Community College helps people who are coming out of incarceration return to college and provides moral support with friendly people and no judgment. The program starts with three courses designed to orient you to college: Academic Achievement Strategies, Quest for Identity, and Sociology of Directions and Career Creations. The program has a great reputation and provides the necessary support needed to build life skills and go to college. Call 303-914-6542 for more information.

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Starry Connect

Denver Metro

Denver

Starry Connect is a social change company that partners with buildings in low-income areas to provide low-cost internet. Click on the website link to learn more. You can enter your address to see if the service is available in your area. It might take you asking for the service to get it in your area. They currently provide service in only a handful of cities, but Denver is one of them! You can also email them at support@starry.com.

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Students with Disabilities

1560 Broadway, Suite 1100, Denver CO 80202

Statewide

Click on the website to see resources for School to Adult Life resources for students with disabilities and to read Colorado Options: A Handbook of Postsecondary Education Services for Students with Disabilities. It explains the options around the state for any student with disabilities. If you have a disability, be sure to ask at your school if they have a Disability Resources and Services Office. All schools and colleges should offer this service.

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Technical College of the Rockies

1765 US Highway 50, Delta CO 81416

Delta

Technical College of the Rockies is one of three technical public colleges in the state. It claims to have the lowest tuition and fees of all secondary education institutions in Colorado. Use the website link to email them or call the toll free number (888) 393-5252 to ask about courses for certified occupational certificates. The college is located in Delta, Colorado.

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The Learning Source

929 29th Street Denver, CO 80205

Denver Metro

Denver

The Learning Source provides preparation classes for high school equivalency tests (GED) with locations in Denver and Adams counties. There is a fee per semester but scholarships are available. They provide evening classes each week. For more information or to enroll, call the number listed or send an email to info@thelearningsource.org.

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TRIO Student Support Services at Community College of Denver

1111 W Colfax Avenue, Denver CO 80204

Denver metro

Denver

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) provides academic, financial, and personal guidance for current CCD students. All TRIO SSS participants are overcoming obstacles to higher education — such as limited income, being the first generation to go to college, or disability — en route to graduation and transfer. TRIO is located at Community College of Denver's Auraria campus. Call and ask about applying for their services, which are all free. The TRIO SSS office is inside the Cherry Creek building on the Auraria campus in suite 137.

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Upward Bound Veterans

Statewide

Upward Bound Veterans programs are located at Metro State University of Denver, Colorado State University in Pueblo, Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, and Colorado State University in Fort Collins. These programs provide support with basic skills, counseling, mentoring, tutoring, and academic instruction in core subject areas.To find your school’s Upward Bound Veterans program, look on your college’s website.

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Women Intentional About Success and Excellence program at Community College of Denver

800 Curtis Street, Denver CO 80204

Denver Metro

Denver

The Women Intentional About Success and Excellence (WISE) program at the Community College of Denver provides support to women with their education, networking, leadership development, access to scholarships, resource connections, and more. To apply, call the number listed and schedule an appointed with WISE Academic Advisor Nicole Rice.

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