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