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Career Academy - FAQ

Do students with documented disabilities still need to meet the minimum requirements and prerequisites of the college and CTE program/courses?

Yes, please read about student responsibilities from the Aims Disability Access Services page and check out Concurrent Enrollment for Students with Disabilities from the Colorado Department of Education.

If a student is under 16 years old, can he/she still participate in the Career Academy program?

Yes, but it is up to the student's school district/high school to give approval. In addition, the student will need to complete an under 16 advising session with a parent at an Aims campus BEFORE the semester begins. For each semester after that the student will be under 16, he/she will still need to attend an under 16 advising session but a parent is not required to attend.

Med Prep Students: In order to be eligible to take the Colorado State Board of Nursing, Nurse Aid Exam in the Spring Semester, the student must be at least 16 years of age. The Med Prep program will permit a student under the age of 16 to participate in the program during the fall semester, but if he/she will not be 16 by the time clinicals are completed in the spring, he/she may not participate in the program during the spring semester.

Who registers Career Academy students for their courses?

Staff from the Aims Concurrent Enrollment department register students for their Career Academy courses.

Who is responsible for dropping/withdrawing Career Academy students from their courses, if needed?

The students with help from their counselor.

How does a student drop or withdraw from a Career Academy course?

A student has two ways to drop or withdraw from a course:

  1. Complete the Aims Drop/Withdraw Form and submit it to the Aims Admissions, Registration & Records Office by the deadline.
  2. Drop/Withdraw from the course online through the student's myAims account by the deadline.

Students, be sure to discuss dropping or withdrawing from your course(s) with your high school counselor first and notify the Aims Concurrent Enrollment Office of your drop/withdrawal.

What is the myAims account used for and how is it accessed?

Your myAims account is your online portal where you can add and drop classes, access your online courses, check your grades, access student resources, and more. It is also your login to access your Aims email.

How much does the Career Academy program cost the student?

Nothing. The cost of the program (tuition, fees, and course materials) is paid for by the school district. However, speak to your high school counselor about the consequences of withdrawing and/or unsatisfactory grades.

What if the student's high school and Career Academy schedules don't match up?

Students must attend their Aims Career Academy courses even if their high school courses aren't in session. Be sure to review the Aims 2021-2024 Academic Calendar and compare it to your high school schedule.