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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 (taught bilingually in English and Spanish), tutoring and other services. 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 yesenia.gomez@colorado.edu or yesenia.gomez@aims.edu or by mail to: 

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

Resources

Ernesto Sanchez
HEP Director                                                                                                                                                                                                                               303-718-5321
ernesto.j.sanchez@colorado.edu                                                                                                                                                      

Yesenia Gomez
Administrative Assistant                                                                                                                                                                                                              303-718-5313
yesenia.gomez@colorado.edu 

Shelly Wyss
Coordinator/Instructor                                                                                                                                                                                                                 303-718-5302
shelly.wyss@colorado.edu 

BUENO CAMP

The BUENO College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), is a scholarship program that recruits students with migrant, agricultural backgrounds. Eligible students who are accepted as BUENO CAMP scholars will receive a scholarship that pays for tuition, fees and books during their freshman year at the Fort Lupton campus location. 

Only 35 applicants will be admitted each academic year.

A group photo of Aims BUENO CAMP students

For further information about qualifications and to apply, please visit the BUENO CAMP website

Two smiling Aims Community College students, with one wearing cap and gown and holding a diploma

CONTACTS

Robert Garcia
CAMP Director
303-718-530
robert.garcia@aims.edu 

Jessely Chaparro
Coordinator
303-718-5308
jessely.chaparro@aims.edu

Gisela Cardenas
Recruiter/Retention Specialist
303-718-5317
gisela.cardenas@colorado.edu