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DOUGLAS COUNTY- When students are given voice and choice in their learning, encouraged to create and invent and are connected to the world outside of their classrooms, the result is not just more engaged kids-- but students that are better prepared for life after school.

Many Douglas County schools offer television or film programs. At some DCSD schools, these digital media students are calling the shots-- from budgeting, to screenplay writing, to storyboarding, to location scouting, interviewing, and more. Watch how the skills they are gaining--at every level of school-- are benefitting these students for their futures.

 

Middle School Level

Students at Mountain Ridge Middle School are responsible for everything from the screen play to the budget while making the school's second full-length film-- Twilight Ridge The Movie. The class is an excellent example of sustainable learning at the middle school level.

 

High School Level

There is something special about room 4104 at Rock Canyon High School. Even first thing in the morning students are excited to be at school and are highly engaged in their learning. Students are empowered to take risks, resulting in amazing technical feats and unparalleled originality, culminating in a year-end film festival. 

 

Elementary School Level

There are TV & Film students at the Elementary level too! Students at Roxborough Elementary take on leadership roles, leading other students in productions for the entire school community and taking charge of the daily announcements. 

 

 

 

 
May 23, 2016 | By CSilberman | Category: Elementary Education, High School Education, Middle School Education

District News

DCSD Board of Directors sitting at dais

On Monday, December 4, the Douglas County School District Board of Education voted unanimously (with six voting members) to approve a resolution to rescind the Choice Scholarship Program. The Resolution outlines three steps to this revocation: 1) Rescind the Choice Scholarship Program, 2) Repeal all district policies specifically related to the Choice Scholarship Program and the School Choice Grant Program, 3) Direct the Board President and/or Interim Superintendent to end the litigation challenging the Choice Scholarship Program in a cost-efficient and timely manner. The resolution takes effect immediately.

HRHS Cyber Patriots

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. 

glowing purple lights hover over trays of seedlings in a dark room

It may look like a plain, white shipping container was just parked on the backyard grounds of Mountain Vista High School. The contents of the container are anything but plain, though. Walking inside the container, different colors of ambient lighting glow, futuristic-looking equipment and tall towers are suspended from the ceiling, and the humidity level is set to 70 percent. The container has been recycled into a new kind of learning opportunity for students.