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CTE-SuccessDouglas County School District’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) is your avenue for vocational education and career training


In January, each DCSD high school will release academic planning guides for the 2018-19 school year. The school’s counselor or academic advisor will then help students determine their course schedule and discuss available options from the hundreds of pages long document.

In order to help guide parents during this critical time, DCSD Parent University will conduct three regional workshops for Concurrent Enrollment and Career & Technical Education. The DCSD Career and Technical Education Coordinator, Sheri Bryant, will be presenting valuable information on vocational education programs and answering questions.

Castle View High School – Wednesday, January 10, 6:00 p.m. 

Highlands Ranch High School – Thursday, January 11, 6:00 p.m. 

Chaparral High School – Wednesday, January 17, 6:00 p.m.

Many trade jobs currently go unfilled and many local companies are looking for high school apprentices to train in a variety of occupations. To reserve a space for a workshop in your area, please click one of the above links.


This is a perfect opportunity for parents to have vigorous conversations with their students about their academic path and the opportunities available through the Douglas County School District, including Career & Technical Education. Through CTE programs, students may receive industry certifications and/or college credit for free in a variety of occupations and programs.

Accelerated Accounting-MVHS*


Audio Production-RCHS*

Automotive Technologies-Arapahoe Community College

Automotive Technologies-PHS*

Aviation-CCSD partnership*

Criminal Justice-LHS*

Cosmetology-EPS or Pickens partnership*

Dental Assisting-Pickens Technical College*

Diesel Power Mechanics-Pickens Technical College*

Early Childhood Education*

Esthetics-EPS or Pickens Technical College*

Fashion Design-various locations

Fire Science-RCHS *

Health Sciences-LPS partnership*

Interior Design-various locations

Landscape Assistant & Management-Pickens*

Nail Tech-EPS or Pickens Technical College*

Culinary Arts ProStart 1 & 2-TRHS *

Teacher Cadet-HRHS/MVHS/PHS * 

Video Production-RCHS*

Veterinary Assistant-Pickens Technical College*

Electrical Occupations-Pickens Technical College*

December 7, 2017 | By CSilberman | Category: Parent Liaison, Career and Technical Education

District News

graduates standing in line outside, smiling

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.

Five female students standing on stage smiling and laughing at the awards ceremony

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.

Superintendent Search text based logo

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.