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DCSD home to four Boettcher scholars

DCSD Boettcher Scholars

DOUGLAS COUNTY – Four DCSD students were recently named winners of the prestigious Boettcher Scholars award. More than 1,600 Colorado students applied for the honor, with 40 being named recipients.

Elisabeth Collins from ThunderRidge High School and Paul Marchando from Highlands Ranch High School will attend the University of Colorado Boulder. Another Highlands Ranch High School student, Francis Commercon, has his sights set on Colorado State University. And Madeline Walden from Castle View High School is heading to Colorado College.

Boettcher Scholars are awarded full-ride, merit-based scholarships to attend a four-year college or university within the State of Colorado.

“The goal of the Boettcher Scholarship program is to keep the best talent in Colorado here by connecting them with the outstanding opportunities offered by our in-state institutions,” said Tim Schultz, President and Executive Director of the Boettcher Foundation.

The scholarship includes virtually all college expenses: full tuition, fees, a book allowance and an annual stipend for living expenses. Scholars must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

May 28, 2014 | By SCPaulsen | Category: Castle View High School, Highlands Ranch High School, ThunderRidge High School, High School Education

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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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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.