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Castle View High School three-peats in coed cheer

Castle View scores state champion three-peat in night dominated by DCSD

DENVER – Douglas County once again owned the State Spirit Championships, winning the 5A Cheer, 4A/5A Coed Cheer and Jazz competitions.

During the event held at the Denver Coliseum on Saturday, December 10, cheer and poms teams from across the Douglas County School District shined.

PHOTOS: CHSAA NOW - State spirit champions crowned

Castle View High School - 4A/5A Coed Cheer Champions

Castle View High School achieved a three-peat in 4A/5A Coed Cheer and Mountain Vista High School earned the runner-up trophy.

In the 5A Cheer competition, Rock Canyon High School was crowned state champion, while Chaparral High School placed third.

READ MORE: CHSAA NOW- Rock Canyon storms back to win 5A cheer championship at state spirit

Ponderosa High School - 2016 Jazz Champions

Ponderosa High School became the 2016 Jazz Champion, in a competition in which five other DCSD schools placed in the top 10:
#2 Mountain Vista
#3 Chaparral
#6 Rock Canyon
#8 Highlands Ranch
#9 Castle View

Finally, ThunderRidge came in third place in 5A Poms.

All of the results are available via the CHSAA Now website.


December 14, 2016 | By rmbarber | Category: Athletics and Activities

District News

graduates standing in line outside, smiling

DOUGLAS COUNTY – Graduation rates in the Douglas County School District (DCSD) continue to climb. Data released today by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) shows the on-time, four-year graduation rate is now 90.4 percent.

DCSD students also made an impressive showing at graduation. The class of 2017 earned more than $82 million in scholarships.

DCSD has one of the highest graduation rates in the Denver metro area. According to CDE, DCSD graduation rates have risen steadily from 81.9 percent in 2009 to 90.4 percent in 2017.

Five female students standing on stage smiling and laughing at the awards ceremony

The top two-percent of female athletes in Douglas County School District (DCSD) were honored at the annual Girls and Women in Sports Luncheon last week at Chaparral High School. This year represented the 30th national celebration of Girls and Women in Sports Day, created to encourage and promote the participation of girls in athletics. The girls who were honored were selected by their school’s coaches, athletic directors and principals for their outstanding achievements.

Superintendent Search text based logo

Working through the recent winter break, the Douglas County School District Board of Education has kicked off its search for DCSD’s next permanent superintendent. Following a thorough vetting of potential search firms, Ray & Associates (no relation to Board Director David Ray) has been hired to conduct the national search. The cost of the firm, excluding travel expenses, is $40,000. The money will come from the school board's budget, which is used for costs such as legal expenses and conferences.