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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

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.