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DCSD high school juniors rock the ACT

CASTLE ROCK- Proving that excellence in education lives in Douglas County, DCSD students made a name for themselves in the 2016 ACT college entrance exam. Results released today show an increase in DCSD’s average composite score, which is now 22.5.

DCSD’s score last year was 21.9. The state’s 2016 average composite score is 20.4.

The ACT exam is taken by all high school juniors in Colorado.

Next year, juniors will take the SAT instead of the ACT as a result of a change enacted by the Colorado Department of Education.

August 11, 2016 | By CSilberman | Category: High School Education

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.