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Six DCSD High Schools Make Newsweek’s Top High Schools List

HIGHLANDS RANCH – Six Douglas County School District (DCSD) high schools made Newsweek’s top high schools list. The DCSD schools rank in the top 40 high schools in Colorado and the top 1,500 in the nation.

Rock Canyon High School, Douglas County High School, Thunder Ridge High School, Chaparral High School, Ponderosa High School, and Highlands Ranch High School made the list.  For the full list and related content, check out Newsweek’s 2013 high school rankings at

October 14, 2013 | By Anonymous | Category:

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It may look like a plain, white shipping container was just parked on the backyard grounds of Mountain Vista High School. The contents of the container are anything but plain, though. Walking inside the container, different colors of ambient lighting glow, futuristic-looking equipment and tall towers are suspended from the ceiling, and the humidity level is set to 70 percent. The container has been recycled into a new kind of learning opportunity for students.