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December 7, 2017 | By CSilberman
HRHS Cyber Patriots
December 6, 2017 | By CSilberman

Equifax, Target, Yahoo... Unfortunately it is not uncommon to hear about— or fall victim to— data security breaches as computers become increasingly integrated into our lives. However, a generation of high school students are preparing to fill cybersecurity roles to help protect all of us against future attacks; and many of these future protectors are right here in Douglas County. Meet the Highlands Ranch High School CyberPatriots. 

February 24, 2017 | By ccheline

Have you ever wondered why things work the way they do? Like how does my phone recognize what a face is?

Kids from Arrowwood Elementary in Highlands Ranch learned that and all sorts of other fun things about engineering when a group of engineers from Lockheed Martin stopped by to visit as part of the company’s outreach week on February 23.

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February 8, 2017 | By CSilberman

CASTLE ROCK— Douglas County School Di

February 2, 2017 | By rmbarber

Matt Bernstein, a molecular biologist and regional sales manager with Fisher Scientific, admits he had some preconceived ideas of today’s  students,  when he was invited to visit the biotechnology class at Rock Canyon High School.

March 14, 2016 | By rmbarber

Students will have the opportunity to explore careers with more than 20 businesses and organizations during the annual Career Connect program.

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May 7, 2014 | By SCPaulsen

VAIL - Students from high schools in Douglas County made their presence known at the state Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) conference, held April 5-9.

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April 14, 2014 | By SCPaulsen

Douglas County, Highlands Ranch and Mountain Vista high schools had gold medal-winning performances.

November 15, 2013 | By rmbarber

The Colorado Technology Association conference is a showcase of the latest advances by some of the biggest names in technology, including Google, IBM and this year—Legend High School.

October 21, 2013 | By SCPaulsen

Students from the Rock Canyon High School Fire Academy landed a real-life training experience when an Air Life Denver helicopter landed on schools grounds.


District News

High school students across Douglas County, and many students in respective feeder schools, are once again learning that a little kindness can go a long way. Again this year, our high schools hosted Wish Weeks to make dreams come true for Make-A-Wish Foundation beneficiaries.

The Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education has named Thomas S. Tucker, Ph.D. as the sole finalist to lead our 68,000-student district as superintendent on a unanimous vote.


The American School Counseling Association (ASCA) has certified Sagewood Middle School as a Recognized ASCA National Model Program (RAMP). A prestigious honor, Sagewood is now the only middle school in the state of Colorado to have gained this certification. Schools must receive a near-perfect score on ASCA’s scoring rubric, which outlines guidelines for building and maintaining student achievement, behavior, counseling curriculum, school culture, and several other factors, in order to become certified.