"I'm really glad I went to Colorado Mountain College before I went to CU. It helped me figure out the direction I wanted to go. College would have been a lot more difficult if I had not taken those courses."
Ian Derrington graduated as the salutatorian for Roaring Fork High School. While still attending high school, he took classes from Colorado Mountain College, transferring to the University of Colorado as a sophomore. He graduated from CU with honors and a double major in applied mathematics and engineering physics. He was awarded a teaching fellowship by the University of Washington, where he earned a Ph.D. in theoretical physics.