Fred N Thomas Career Education Center

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2650 Eliot St

Denver, CO 80211

(303) 964-3000

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 400

Students Per Teacher: 14

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10 Parent Reviews for Fred N Thomas Career Education Center

I have two students who attended CEC full time and I could not be happier. While I was not terribly impressed with the academic teachers in-house, the concurrent enrollment program is exceptional. The students take classes on the Auraria campus and learn the academic rigor that goes along with taking ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/21/14

I was a full time student here at CEC for four years, and I am extremely satisfied with the experience I had with this school. The career classes are obviously one of the major highlights of CEC. I went for audio engineering and gained a lot of knowledge of the music industry, simply because I was able ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 12/08/11

This school caters to the idea that their students, minorities especially, are underprivileged and incompetent. The curriculum for all their classes, career programs included, are created in such a way that someone with the inability to read or write can pass them. Its not just this school, its DPS in ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 12/03/11

CEC is not a traditional high school; it is very small with only about 400 students and only 200 on campus. We don't have language classes, physical education, or sports teams; which are the reasons why most students decide not to come here. The best qualities of this school are the career classes and ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 06/17/11

I hear and understand the concerns about academic curriculum. It may be important to understand that teachers are forced to teach the Denver Public School curriculum. We try to make it more challenging, we try to give a higher level of education, but inevitably, administrators come in and catch us ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 03/18/10

Career classes are great. Academic classes are poor. The bar is set lower, but that is not the main problem. The teachers are ineffective at providing structure and building background information. Grading is erratic and doesn't make sense. Three principals in three years, and the most recent one ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/06/10

the only good thing about this school is its career classes other than that there is no other great things about it, this school has very very little diversity, it doesn't offer any advance classes for the 9th and 10th graders. this is my first and last year at this school

Posted by a student on 02/14/10

CEC has good and bad qualities. The career classes are great as is the post-secondary options. The core acedemic program is lacking and caters to the sterotypes of minorities and tends to lower the bar, so the slower student can keep up. Not at all acedemicly challenging. There is a big push for students ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 05/27/09

As a student at CEC I lov ethis school. The classes are exceptional and the teacers are amazing. I love how we get hands on experience in the career classes. I also really like how we are treated as more than just the typical high shool student. We are treated like the young, hard-working men and women ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 02/23/08

CEC's academics are somewhat under par.

Posted by a student on 03/13/06

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Denver schools — Fred N Thomas Career Education Center is located at 2650 Eliot St, Denver CO 80211. 2650 Eliot St is in the 80211 ZIP code in Denver, CO The school district for Fred N Thomas Career Education Center is the Denver Public Schools No. 1. Fred N Thomas Career Education Center is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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