Month: December 2017
Michael Bertolli started Arapahoe Community College in 2012 at the suggestion of his seventh-grade English teacher, and though the sight of a 12-year-old at orientation startled his professor, Bertolli received a warm reception at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, Colo.
“Arapahoe offers a lot of learning in the human sense as well as the intellectual sense,” says Bertolli, who has taken more than 100 college credits and earned straight A’s. At 16, he is earning his second associate’s degree and his high school diploma this spring.
Two-year colleges meet the needs of diverse students
About 30 miles away in Evergreen, another Denver suburb, Chad Chisholm began attending Red Rocks Community College at age 15, after completing his home-school high school requirements at 14.