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Pre-Med Class Trip

On November 14, Thirty-two of Chaparral's pre-medical students traveled to the University of Colorado's Center for Advancing Professional Excellence (CAPE).  The CAPE trains CU's medical learners using standardized patients and high fidelity mannequins and tools.  Students who attended spent the morning interacting with standardized patients - human actors portraying patients - practicing their skills at taking vitals and working with a patient in a clinical setting.  Students also got the opportunity to try their hand at working as a team to save an emergency victim with the high fidelity mannequin (a life-like robot that breathes, talks, and can be killed as some teams discovered!).  This year, teams had an opportunity to evaluate their performance in the ER, and got a second try to modify any issues that the team discovered.  It was a great learning experience! 

Watch the video below to get a glimpse of the Pre-Med experience at CAPE.

November 20, 2015 | By mdboatwright | Category: Chaparral High School

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.