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Gifted and Talented 101

Gifted and Talented 101 & Center for Bright Kids Seminar

Join us for a parent education and networking opportunity. How do you know if your child is gifted? How are they tested? What services are available to them? What is twice-exceptional? So many questions for parents to consider when determining the best routes for their students. Natasha Straayer with DCSD Personalized Learning will help parents navigate the programs available for gifted and talented students and Dr. Amy Rushneck, Executive Director, for the Center for Bright Kids will present on Early ACT and SAT Testing.

Wednesday, October 19

Cresthill Middle School 9195 Cresthill Lane Highlands Ranch, CO 80130

6:00 - 7:30 pm Center for Bright Kids Early SAT / ACT Testing Western Academic Talent Search Program

October 12, 2016 | By cmlevesque | Category: Gifted Education

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.

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.

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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.