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An image of the sunrise from Denver Thursday morning (credit: CBS)

An image of the sunrise from Denver Thursday morning (credit: CBS)

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – More schools are changing their class schedule after near record-breaking temperatures descended on the Front Range Thursday and Friday.

Highs in the mid-to-high 90s are forecast again for Friday, according to CBS4′s Lauren Whitney.

Denver Public Schools students on West Campus will be released early on Friday. Classes for the West Campus, which includes West High School, West Leadership Academy, West Generation Academy and West Career Academy, will be released at noon Friday because of extreme heat conditions.

A Denver charter school made attendance for students optional on Thursday. The Downtown Denver Expeditionary School plans to be closed Friday with high temperatures once again predicted to be in the 90s.

Schools in and around Fort Collins will also be closed because of the heat on Friday. Poudre School District, which also includes schools in La Porte, Wellington and parts of Windsor, says schools haven’t been able to cool off because nighttime temperatures have remained high.

Denver Public Schools has dozens of buildings without air conditioning. Some were built more than 100 years ago.

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