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Class Assignment Process

NRE Class Assignment Process for 2016-2017

In the following weeks, our staff will begin building next year’s class rosters. This communication to parents is to clarify the process for class assignments for the upcoming school year and give parents an opportunity to provide input so we can better address each student's educational experience. We understand that class placement can be a highly personal and often emotional process for our students and their parents, so please know that we will handle this process with respect and integrity, keeping the needs of our students as the first priority. 


Class lists will be developed with attention to the following areas, to provide balance in all classrooms and to promote universal student success:

  • Gender
  • Heterogeneous academic grouping
  • Learning style
  • Special needs and/or accommodations
  • Social and/or behavioral considerations
  • Parental input


Our goal is to assign the best possible placement for each child.  Our staff is involved in the class placement process by communicating individual student needs.   We also understand that children have unique needs, which you would like us to consider in classroom selection as well. While we do not take specific teacher requests, parents may put their thoughts and considerations about their child into a letter that focuses upon your child’s specific needs.  Parents who would like their input considered should submit a letter to me no later than Friday, April 15, 2016.  If you send this message via email, please place “Class Assignment Request” in the Subject line.

Thank you for your support with this process,

Leigh Pytlinski,


April 3, 2016 | By aharvey | Category: Northridge Elementary 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.