Community College of Denver

800 Curtis St.
Denver, CO 80217
Size of school (credit students): 10,0000 – 20,000

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Developmental writing program

Percentage of students placed into developmental writing: 20%
Levels of developmental writing courses offered: 2
Non-ALP upper level developmental writing sections offered: 30
How are students placed into developmental English courses: Accuplacer, Writing sample
Developmental courses are located in Developmental Studies Department.

About Accelerated Learning Program

Date began: January 1, 2013
Sections offered in 1st semester: 2
Sections offered current semester: 20
Model: CCBC ALP model
Class size for first-year composition sections: 25
Class size for ALP developmental section: 12
The same instructor teaches the first-year composition and the developmental course in ALP.
More than half of ALP first year composition class students have current placement first year composition.
ALP developmental class meets 2.5 hours per week.


Faculty are non-unionized and paid full credits for teaching ALP.