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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.

girl using table saw
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

On February 9 the PACE Center hosted Portfolio Day for students like Sladovnik. It was an opportunity for critiques from working professional artists, and workshops. It culminates in the "Bright Futures" art exhibit - a showcase of selected work on display February 16-27.

Last month, the Board of Education passed a resolution tasking the Superintendent to convene a task force inclusive of members of the general public and staff members. This task force will develop a survey for parents of students eligible for special education services and a survey for staff members who serve students eligible for special education services.

Board members sitting at the dais

CASTLE ROCK - On February 6, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education confirmed its commitment to begin the process of seeking approval from voters for additional local funding.

“Our children need a bond and mill levy override (MLO) to be passed in 2018, beyond any doubt,” said DCSD Board of Education President David Ray. “We want to move forward immediately with the necessary processes and collaboration with our community in order to finalize a formal funding package.”