• Helpful information

    IC schedules are not curently accurate.

    Students will be cohorted and will only have contact with 20 students and 3 staff members.

    Expect a phone call from your student's advisor this week.

    Students will come in either Thursday OR Friday, a list will be posted.




    1. Frequently Asked Questions

     Can a student bring snacks and eat them throughout the day?

    • Yes.

    Can students drink fluids in class?

    • Yes. We will be distributing water bottles but students may bring their own as well. 

     What happens if a student leaves campus without permission once they have started school for the day?

    • The student will not be allowed to return to class and a parent/guardian will be called to pick up the student.

     Can a student leave campus to buy lunch at a nearby store once they have started school for the day?

    • No. Once students arrive on campus they need to stay with their class and are not allowed to leave campus.

     What if my child forgets to bring their lunch?

    • A lunch will be provided from the cafeteria.

     Can a student order out and have lunch delivered directly to MEC?

    • We are looking into this as an option. 

     What happens when a student comes to school late?

    • The student is allowed to attend class but will be marked tardy or absent for the proper period(s).

     What should I do if I need to pick up my child early?

    • For safety reasons we are not allowing parents to come into the building. If you need to pick up your child early please call the front office at 303-853-1960.

     If my child has an appointment in the morning, are they allowed to arrive late?

    • Yes. We would ask that you call the main office and let them know.

     Can my child refuse to wear a mask?

    • For those students who are unable to tolerate a mask, Mapleton is offering a fully online school that your student may enroll in at any time. 

     Is there a standard mask type or quality requirement?

    • Any cloth face covering or mask that is clean and in good repair, fits snuggly against the side of the face, includes multiple layers of fabric, can be laundered or machine dried, allows for breathing without restriction, can be laundered on a daily basis. 

     Can your child be forced to use hand sanitizer while at school?

    • No, but students will be required to practice frequent hand hygiene either with hand sanitizer or soap and water. 

    If my child wakes up feeling sick, what should I do?

    • If your student is feeling sick do not send them to school. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, runny nose, muscle aches, headache, fatigue, abdominal pain, vomiting or diarrhea. If your student has any of these symptoms contact your primary health care provider or a nurse help line. If you have questions or concerns about COVID-19 and your child, call the  free Children’s Hospital Colorado Nurse Line at 720-777-0123. 

     Can my child start at MEC but switch to our online school after starting at MEC?

    • Yes

     Can my child start at our online school but later switch back to MEC after starting at the online school?

    • Your child will be able to return to one of our high schools but due to capacity limitations, we would not be able to guarantee that it would be MEC.


     Mapleton Early College (MEC) Post Secondary Support

    The college-going culture is present at all of Mapleton's high schools and is supported in part by the work of Mapleton's Post Secondary Option Coaches. Post Secondary Option Coaches work with students from the first day of their freshman year to the day they receive their diploma, providing the tools students need to apply to the colleges and universities of their choice and access to the scholarships and resources needed to get there.


    A total of 22 credits, 40 hours of volunteering, a sophomore project, financial literacy, and a capstone project are required for graduation. A credit is defined as the amount of credit given for the successful completion of a course. Students must complete specific credits in twelve prescribed categories to meet Mapleton Public Schools graduation requirements. Successful completion means that the student obtained a passing grade for the course, which is the equivalent of a “C-” or better.


    Subject Area                                                                  Credits Required                                                                                  

    English                                                                                      4       credits                                                                                          

    Mathematics                                                                            3       credits                                                         

    *all credits must be in Algebra 1 (9th grade) or higher   


    Science                                                                                      4      credits                                                         

    *at least 2 credits must be lab-based 


    Social Studies                                                                           3       credits                                                          

    *social studies credit must include: 0.50 Civics/Government and at least 1.0 full credit in U.S. History or World History 


    Foreign Language                                                                   1       credit 


    *1.0 credit must be in the same language

    Physical Education                                                                  1       credit 


    *0.50 credit must be in Health and 0.50 must be in PE


    Art                                                                                              0.50   credit


    Technology                                                                               0.50   credit


    Senior Capstone                                                                       0.50    credit

    A capstone is the culminating exhibition of a student’s project or experience that demonstrates academic and intellectual learning.


    Academic Electives                                                                  5.5     credits

    The remaining credits may be earned in any academic area listed, or AFJROTC, foreign languages, computer science, art, music, or drama. Also acceptable are college credits earned based on concurrent enrollment programs or International Baccalaureate courses   



    College and Career Readiness Demonstration - Starting with the class of 2021

    AP - Advanced Placement

    AP exams test students’ ability to perform at a college level. Scores range from 1 to 5 (highest).

    *Math - score of 2 or higher


    ASVAB - Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery 

    The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a comprehensive test that helps determine students’ eligibility and suitability for careers in the military. Students who score at least 31 on the AFQT are eligible for service (along with other standards that include physical condition and personal conduct). Students who take the ASVAB are not required to enlist in the military

    *Reading, Writing, Communicating, and Mathematics - 31 on the AFQT


    Concurrent Enrollment 

    Concurrent enrollment provides students the opportunity to enroll in postsecondary courses, simultaneously earning high school and college credit

    *Reading, Writing and Communicating - Passing grade per district and higher education policy

    *Mathematics - Passing grade per district and higher education policy



    ACT is a national college admissions exam. It measures four subjects – English, reading, math and science. The highest possible score for each subject is 36

    *English - score of 18 or higher 

    *Math - score of 19 or higher



    The SAT is a college entrance exam. The SAT includes sections on reading, writing and math. The highest possible score for each section is 800.

    *English - score of 470 or higher 

    *Math - score of 500 or higher 


  • Xiomara Ortiz
    Post Secondary Options Coach
    303.853.1972, ortizx@mapleton.us