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Cardiac Screening Available

 Douglas County School District has partnered with The Anthony Bates Foundation to offer cardiac screens to DCSD students                                                          


Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015

Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015

Mountain Vista High School
10585 Mountain Vista Ridge
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126


Chaparral High School
15655 Brookstone Dr
Parker, CO  80134



All participants MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED for the Event - Link to registration

Testimonial from Ponderosa Head Athletic Trainer, Chris Mathewson "Last year we hosted this event at Ponderosa and I had myself screened.  During my screening it was found that I was throwing “premature ventricular contractions” (PVC’s).  I have since seen a cardiologist for a complete and thorough work-up – it was found that the caffeine I was consuming during the day was having a very damaging effect on my heart.  I have since quite caffeine – and the follow-up testing has revealed that I am no longer throwing PVC’s.  My heart is healthy because of the information I learned at the screening."



October 2, 2015 | By mdmurphy | Category: Ponderosa High School

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.