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Young entrepreneurs learn about risky business

Students discuss risk management with local professional

CASTLE ROCK – On a recent Monday evening, participants in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) at Castle View High School, learned about the importance of insurance and risk management. Students discovered the formal process an organization goes through to establish its risk management goals and objectives, as well as how to identify and analyze risk and liability.Heather Browning, with Colonial Benefit Group, taught students that in order to avoid health and legal liability, risk management procedures need to be put in place before starting any new enterprise or social movement.

As part of the YEA! program, students are introduced to all facets of the business world including, but not limited to: attorneys, accountants, insurance agents, graphic designers and web developers. Over the course of this year’s YEA! program, students will launch a number of businesses that include products, services and a non-profit organization. Students can even earn academic credit for their participation in the program. For more information about the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, please visit  or and email questions to castlerockyea[at]gmail[dot]com.

February 7, 2014 | By SCPaulsen | Category: Communications

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.