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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

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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.

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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.