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Service Learning in Action

Members of Dr. Thorsen's Social Issues and Service Learning Class take part in community service.  The class volunteered to make breakfast burritos for our Parker Area First Responders.  The food and space were donated by the Parker Adventist Hospital.  Former Ponderosa graduate, Parker Town Council Member and Rotarian, Josh Rivero and Parker Mayor Mike Ward, helped to connect the class with the service project.

September 14, 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.