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Student Rights & Responsibilities

While the primary purpose of the Code of Conduct is to inform students and parents of their rights, responsibilities and the consequences of their behavior, we also want to extend our appreciation to students who behave well, make responsible decisions and work hard; these students comprise the majority of our learners. Our Core Values remain constant in an ever-changing world. They provide the foundation for our work and influence how we conduct ourselves and engage with others.

Student Behavior Expectations - Striving for a School District of Honor and Respect.

If high expectations are to be held for academic achievement, it follows reason that clear behavior expectations be adopted as well.

In the summer of 1995, the Douglas County Board of Education made a commitment to develop Behavior Expectations to stand alongside the school district's content standards.

The goal of these standards is to create a culture of honor and respect that is consistent from school to school and can be carried over to the community. The Behavior Expectations create a total learning environment for all students, beginning with the primary grades and continuing through high school.

Work Habits/Time Management

Students, staff, parents and community will develop and use productive work habits.

Indicators:
• Complete work to the best of their ability
• Strive for excellence in all their work
• Honor time commitments
• Arrive at school/class prepared to work
• Work cooperatively with others and independently when appropriate
• Persevere even when tasks are difficult

 

School Climate

Students, staff, parents and community will behave in a manner which fosters a positive school environment. 

Indicators: 
• Participate actively in the learning process 
• Encourage parent and community involvement
• State expectations clearly
• Show sensitivity toward others 
• Use courteous and polite language and behavior
• Exercise self discipline
• Follow school and district rules

 

Dress

Students, staff, parents and community will dress appropriately for the school environment. 

Indicators:
• Dress in a clean, neat and safe manner
• Dress in a manner that is non-demeaning to self or others
• Dress in a manner that promotes practices that are consistent with district policies
• Dress in a manner which is conducive to the activity in which engaged

 

Physical and Emotional Safety

Students, staff, parents and community will promote, create and maintain an environment free from physical and emotional harm. 

Indicators: 
• Control anger and resolve conflicts through non-violent means
• Ensure that schools are free from weapons
• Ensure that schools are free from harmful substances
• Ensure that schools are free from intimidation, discrimination and harassment

 

Respect for Grounds and Property

Students, staff, parents and community will be thoughtful caretakers of the school and district property and the property of others.

Indicators:
• Use property and materials for their intended purpose
• Take responsibility for maintaining school and district property
• Show respect for the personal property of others

 

Integrity and Responsibility

Students, staff, parents and community will accept personal responsibility and accountability for their actions or inactions.

Indicators: 

• Honor commitments
• Promote excellence by setting challenging and attainable goals
• Serve self and others through community involvement
• Take the initiative to help others
• Determine the right thing to do and do it

Diversity

Students, staff, parents and community will respect the unique attributes and qualities of every individual.

Indicators: 
• Treat others with fairness and compassion
• View diversity as enhancing the school environment and community
• Promote and encourage increased knowledge and understanding of diversity in curriculum and school-related activities

 

Communication

Students, staff, parents and community will communicate effectively to build a more positive school environment.

Indicators: 
• Communicate with positive intent
• Communicate in an open, trusting and truthful manner
• Express ideas clearly
• Listen actively and encourage feedback
• Communicate in a timely and on-going manner
• Clarify communication directly with the source.

 

More Information

Process

Calendars are approved by the Board of Education as required under Colorado Revised Statutes. Schools then choose a calendar based on input from their school community and in collaboration with schools within their feeder.  Currently, there are two calendars in use:  Conventional and Modified.

The Board of Education approved six calendar options for the 2016-2017 school year following consultation with the District Accountability Committee and Student Advisory Council.  On November 18, 2015, the Board of Education approved the same six calendars for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years.  Those calendar options are posted on the right side of this page under Future Calendars.

2017-2018 School Year Calendars - Displayed by Feeder Area

Please note that for 2018-2019, all DCSD schools will follow the conventional calendar, with the following exceptions: Renaissance Primary Magnet School, D.C. Oakes, Eagle Academy, and charter schools. Please contact these schools individually for their calendars.

Castle View HS Feeder Schools

CVHS Feeder Schools

School's choice:

Castle View High School

Conventional

Castle Rock Middle School

Conventional

Clear Sky Elementary

Modified

Larkspur Elementary

Conventional

Meadow View Elementary

Modified

Sedalia Elementary

Conventional

Soaring Hawk Elementary

Conventional

Chaparral HS Feeder Schools

CHS Feeder Schools

School's choice:

Chaparral High School

Conventional

Sierra Middle School

Conventional

Cherokee Trail Elementary

Conventional

Mammoth Heights Elementary

Conventional

Pine Grove Elementary

Conventional

Pine Lane Elementary (North and South)

Conventional

Prairie Crossing Elementary

Conventional

Douglas County HS Feeder Schools

DCHS Feeder Schools

School's choice:

Douglas County High School

 Conventional

Mesa Middle School

Conventional

Castle Rock Elementary

Conventional

Cherry Valley Elementary

Conventional

Flagstone Elementary

Conventional

Renaissance Magnet School

Modified

Rock Ridge Elementary

Conventional

Sage Canyon Elementary

Conventional

South Ridge Elementary

Conventional

Daniel C Oakes High School

DC Oakes Calendar

Highlands Ranch HS Feeder Schools

HRHS Feeder Schools

School's choice:

Highlands Ranch High School

Conventional

Cresthill Middle School

Conventional

Acres Green Elementary

Conventional

Arrowwood Elementary

Conventional

Cougar Run Elementary

Conventional

Eagle Academy (Night HS)

Eagle Academy Calendar

Eagle Ridge Elementary

Conventional

Fox Creek Elementary

Conventional

Lone Tree Elementary Magnet School

Conventional

Legend HS Feeder Schools

LHS Feeder Schools

School's choice:

Legend High School

Conventional

Cimarron Middle School

Conventional

Frontier Valley Elementary

Conventional

Gold Rush Elementary

Conventional

Iron Horse Elementary

Conventional

Pioneer Elementary

Conventional

Mountain Vista HS Feeder Schools

MVHS Feeder Schools

School's choice:

Mountain Vista High School

Conventional

Mountain Ridge Middle School

Conventional

Bear Canyon Elementary

Conventional

Copper Mesa Elementary

Conventional

Heritage Elementary

Conventional

Northridge Elementary

Conventional

Sand Creek Elementary

Conventional

Summit View Elementary

Conventional

Ponderosa HS Feeder Schools

PHS Feeder Schools

School's choice:

Ponderosa High School

Conventional

Sagewood Middle School

Conventional

Franktown Elementary

Conventional

Legacy Point Elementary

Conventional

Mountain View Elementary

Conventional

Northeast Elementary

Conventional

Rock Canyon HS Feeder Schools

RCHS Feeder Schools

School's choice:

Rock Canyon High School

Conventional

Rocky Heights Middle School

Conventional

Buffalo Ridge Elementary

Conventional

Redstone Elementary

Conventional

Timber Trail Elementary

Conventional

Wildcat Mountain Elementary

Conventional

ThunderRidge HS Feeder Schools

TRHS Feeder Schools/Programs

School's choice:

ThunderRidge High School

Conventional

Ranch View Middle School

Conventional

Coyote Creek Elementary

Conventional

Eldorado Elementary

Conventional

Plum Creek Academy

Conventional

Roxborough Primary/Intermediate Elementary

Conventional

Saddle Ranch Elementary

Conventional

Stone Mountain Elementary

Conventional

Trailblazer Elementary

Conventional

Charter Schools

Charter Schools Calendar:
   American Academy Charter School

17-18 AA Parker Calendar
17-18 Castle Pines Calendar

   Academy Charter School 17-18 ACS Calendar
   Aspen View Academy Charter School 17-18 AVA Calendar
   Ben Franklin Academy Charter School 17-18 BFA Calendar
   Challenge to Excellence Charter School 17-18 C2E Calendar
   DC Montessori Charter School 17-18 DC Montessori Calendar
   HOPE Online Co-Op HOPE SY Calendar 17-18
   North Star Academy Charter School 17-18 NSA Calendar
   Parker Core Knowledge Charter School 17-18 PCK Calendar
   Platte River Academy Charter School 17-18 PRA Calendar
   Skyview Academy Charter School 17-18 SVA Calendar
   STEM Middle/High Academy Charter School 17-18 STEM Calendar
   World Compass Academy Charter School 17-18 WCA Calendar

Current Year 2017-2018 Color

Current Year 2017-2018 Black & White

Future Calendars

2018-2019 SY
Conventional

 

Note: Renaissance Primary Magnet School, D.C. Oakes, Eagle Academy, and charter schools each have their own calendars for the 2018-2019 school year. Please contact these schools individually for their calendars.