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Kindergarten registration underway

2017-18 preschool registration begins January 18

CASTLE ROCK –This time of year is always an exciting moment in our elementary schools as the parents of soon-to-be preschoolers and kindergartners begin the process of enrolling their little ones.

Kindergarten registration is now being accepted for students who will be five years old by October 1, 2017. Preschool registration begins on January 18 for students who will be three years old by that same date.

Preschool Registration
The Douglas County School District offers high quality and inclusive preschools in 71 classrooms, many of which are located at our neighborhood school locations.

CLICK HERE for information about 2017-18 School Year Preschool Registration, which again will open on Wednesday, January 18, 2017.

Kindergarten Registration
Parents of incoming kindergartners should contact their neighborhood school for specific kindergarten registration requirements. The school should have its registration packet posted on its website. More information about the process is available on our Elementary Education page.

Scholarships are available for full time kindergarten students who qualify for the free and reduced-cost lunch (applications are submitted in July, but qualifications should be similar to the 2016-17 school year).

January 11, 2017 | By rmbarber | Category: Schools

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.

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.

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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.