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Office 365 FREE to all students and staff

DOUGLAS COUNTY – Through a special partnership with Microsoft, we are proud to announce that all Douglas County School District (DCSD) students and staff will be able to download Office 365 free of charge, for use at home. 

With Office 365, student, employees and their families will have access to the latest version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and much more on their personally owned computers and devices. 

Please note: this software is only for use on personal devices. Software may not be installed on DCSD computers, as DCSD handles licenses on these computers separately.

Students and staff may use any combination of these versions on up to 5 devices. They can also run Office for iPad on up to 5 mobile devices, and Office Mobile for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone on unlimited devices.

They also will be able to use your Microsoft Office subscription as long as the student is enrolled in DCSD. 

This benefit is available NOW to all active DCSD students and employees.

Find out more by visiting, to find download/installation instructions, support and training resources, and frequently asked questions.

January 20, 2015 | By SCPaulsen | Category: District, Information Technology, ITS

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.