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Parent University is brought to you by DCSD and Sky Ridge Medical Center

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Douglas County School District's Parent University program provides training, information, and resources to parents and caregivers that will aid parents in their essential responsibility for influencing children's lives. By partnering with internal district departments, academic institutions, community organizations and other agencies to equip families with additional skills, knowledge, and resources, Parent University will support and empower parents to become leaders and advocates for their child's learning.

Classes offered through Parent University provide resources and training in areas such as safety, life skills, academic development and financial literacy, and will provide families with tools that they can use to encourage their children to become successful while fostering school and community improvement.

Parent University is designed to:

  • Increase parental involvement and participation in schools.

  • Empower parents to become effective advocates for their children.

  • Strengthen home-school-community partnerships.

  • Allow parents an opportunity to network with professionals and other parents.

  • Help parents develop the skills needed to implement positive parenting practices.

  • Equip parents with the knowledge and awareness of resources available to them.

For questions on Parent University, please email Ann Hriso at [email protected]

Welcome back to another year of DCSD Parent University Webinars!

 November Parent University

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 Children Reading

Please watch the November Parent University Webinar with DCSD's Dept. of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment to learn why Literacy is so important in Early Child Development. In this webinar, DCSD Student Support Services staff will discuss developmental stages of early literacy, along with strategies for supporting oral language and early literacy. 

For more information on Resources for Early Literacy click HERE


October's Parent University

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This webinar is offered to parents and high school students who are interested in learning how DCSD guides students through discovery, exploration, and skill development to find a purpose and determine the best path for the future. This webinar will also feature an update on the Legacy Campus: ‘A Day in the Life of A Legacy Campus Student'!

Parent University is brought to you by the Douglas County School District and Sky Ridge Medical Center.

Have you seen September's Parent University?

Components of DCSD's Student Concussion Protocol: How DCSD's support and practice aligns with the Colorado High School Activity Association (CHSAA)

 We are excited to have Chris Mathewson, DCSD’s Lead Athletic Trainer as our panelist for this September webinar. Coach Mathewson will share insights, best practices and the latest research in this field. This webinar also includes information from DCSD's BrainSTEPS Program.  This is a free online event made possible by a partnership between the Douglas County School District and Sky Ridge Medical Center. 


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Child and parent

About DCSD Parent University

Research shows that when parents and families are involved in learning, they will have a more active role in the educational process. This heightened engagement in education positively impacts the academic and social success of children. DCSD Parent University affords a unique opportunity for parents, schools, and community to become jointly involved in education, increasing the likelihood of academic and personal success for our students and their families.

Mission Statement

Parent University will educate, empower and connect families with community resources needed to build parent and student confidence, enhance character development and teach life skills in order to help increase the likelihood of family success in academic endeavors.

Vision Statement

Parent University is a community collaborative empowering parents to be “power parents” by providing training, skills, and resources in the areas of:

  • Technology
  • Internet and Cyber Safety
  • Health and Wellness
  • Financial Literacy
  • Academic Success
  • Life Skills
  • Leadership Skills
  • Navigating the School System

Parent University provides a valuable opportunity for parents, schools, and community to become jointly involved in education. The program is designed to support and empower parents to become leaders and advocates for their child's learning, resulting in greater school and community improvement.

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In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, the Douglas County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. The School District's Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator to address complaints alleging sexual harassment under Title IX is Aaron Henderson, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, [email protected], 303-387-0127.

Outside Agencies

Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex, gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 510, Denver, CO 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80202.


Special Education records which have been collected by Douglas County School District related to the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or the provision of special education in the district, must be maintained under state and federal laws for the period of five (5) years after special education services have ended for the student. Special education services end when the student is no longer eligible for services, graduates, or completes his/her educational program at age 21, or moves from the district. This notification is to inform parents/guardians and former students of Douglas County School District's intent to destroy the special education records of students who exited special education services as of June 30, 2016. These records will be destroyed in accordance with state law unless the parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student notifies the school district otherwise. After five years, the records are no longer useful to the district, but may be useful to the parent/guardian or former student in applying for social security benefits, rehabilitation services, college entrance, etc. The parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student may request a copy of the records by requesting the records at this link ( Douglas County School District Transcripts and Records Requests ).