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BUENO High School Equivalency Program (BUENO-HEP)

Aims Community College (Continuing Education) in Fort Lupton and the BUENO Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Boulder collaborate on a federally funded grant program known as HEP (high school equivalency program). In 2008, the School of Education and the BUENO Center for Multicultural Education were granted funding to develop and implement the BUENO High School Equivalency Program (BUENO HEP) for migrant and seasonal farm workers who work and reside in the Arkansas Valley, San Luis Valley or in Platte River Valley.

The BUENO-HEP site at Aims Community College currently provides GED official tests, practice tests, GED classes, tutoring and other services. Hybrid online GED classes are also available in English and Spanish. These services are free if you qualify for the program.

BUENO-HEP Qualifications

In order to qualify for BUENO-HEP, students or their immediate family members must have worked a minimum of 75 days in migrant or seasonal farm work within the last two years.

What does BUENO-HEP provide?

Students who qualify and are accepted to BUENO-HEP receive the following:

  • GED Pre-Testing
  • Classes (taught bilingually in English and Spanish)
  • Tutoring
  • GED Official Testing
  • Supplies for class
  • Career counseling
  • Placement into: higher education, employment, military

How to Apply

If you meet the qualifications, we encourage you to apply. Please call (303) 718-5901 with further questions.

Once the application is complete, please email to Yesenia Gomez at or or by mail to: 

University of Colorado BUENO HEP
260 College Avenue
Fort Lupton, CO 80621


Ernesto Sanchez
HEP Director

Yesenia Gomez
Administrative Assistant

Shelly Wyss

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