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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

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DOUGLAS COUNTY – Graduation rates in the Douglas County School District (DCSD) continue to climb. Data released today by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) shows the on-time, four-year graduation rate is now 90.4 percent.

DCSD students also made an impressive showing at graduation. The class of 2017 earned more than $82 million in scholarships.

DCSD has one of the highest graduation rates in the Denver metro area. According to CDE, DCSD graduation rates have risen steadily from 81.9 percent in 2009 to 90.4 percent in 2017.

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The top two-percent of female athletes in Douglas County School District (DCSD) were honored at the annual Girls and Women in Sports Luncheon last week at Chaparral High School. This year represented the 30th national celebration of Girls and Women in Sports Day, created to encourage and promote the participation of girls in athletics. The girls who were honored were selected by their school’s coaches, athletic directors and principals for their outstanding achievements.

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Working through the recent winter break, the Douglas County School District Board of Education has kicked off its search for DCSD’s next permanent superintendent. Following a thorough vetting of potential search firms, Ray & Associates (no relation to Board Director David Ray) has been hired to conduct the national search. The cost of the firm, excluding travel expenses, is $40,000. The money will come from the school board's budget, which is used for costs such as legal expenses and conferences.