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Open Enrollment window begins Nov. 1

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CASTLE ROCK – Starting this weekend, families may begin the process of enrolling their children at a school of their choice during our first of two open enrollment windows in the Douglas County School District (DCSD).

The first open enrollment window is from November 1, 2014 to January 5, 2015.

Families who wish to enroll their student in a school other than their assigned neighborhood school, must complete an Open Enrollment application. Beginning November 1 parents may request open enrollment by logging in to their Parent Portal Account and looking for the "Choice" tab on the left. Families that do not yet have a parent portal account will need to fill out this Open Enrollment Form.

Enrollment is contingent on the capacity available at each school. If the number of applicants exceeds the space available in a school, applications are prioritized by grade level according to the priorities set forth in district policy. The annual prioritized list is purged on October 1 of each year.  The first round of open enrollment is not first come first serve.

Parents will be notified of whether the school of their choice has accepted their application by January 12, 2015 and will have until January 19, 2015 to accept the invitation to enroll.

The second open enrollment window is from April 15 to August 15, annually.

More information about Open Enrollment visit www.dcsdk12.org/choice-programming

October 29, 2014 | By rmbarber | Category:

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.