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What is CU Succeed?

CU Succeed is a CU Denver-run program that helps high school students earn college-level credits affordably from the comfort of their own high school. For more information please click the button below. 

Additional CU Succeed Information

​Students love CU Succeed...

Because it gives them a chance to earn their grade over the course of a semester or more.

A staggering 16-20% of students are diagnosed each year with high test anxiety, while an additional 18% annually identify as having moderately high test anxiety. In these cases, students may display serious physical, physiological, or psychological symptoms such as: ​

  • muscle tension
  • sweating
  • light-headedness
  • fainting
  • Tachycardia (fast heartbeat)
  • Irritability
  • headache
  • restlessness
  • fatigue
  • sleep problems
  • difficulty concentrating
  • knot in stomach

By spreading the weight of the course over a semester are able to focus on learning, rather than solely learning test material, with the carried risk of not earning a passing grade determined by a single test.


Teachers Love CU Succeed...

Simply put: CU Succeed teachers want to offer their students more. The curriculum can be tailored to the teacher's interests, and is taught at the same level as a university course.  This gives teachers more flexibility in lesson-planning, and students more room to grow in learning.

This gives teachers power to tailor students' learning according to the individual student, rather than "teaching to the test."

We Support Our Teachers

When you teach CU Succeed courses, you get the support and resources of our campus and departmental liaison.