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April 29, 2016 | By CSilberman

Staff from Douglas County School District's Stone Canyon Outdoor Education program has been working with the Eagle Ridge Special Education Voyager program all semester to help these students create better relationships with one another, learn to deal with conflict and enjoy learning through experiential methods. In their culminating event for the year, students came out to the Larkspur-based outdoor education site, where they had the opportunity to utilize the new skills they gained in high ropes activities. 

February 4, 2016 | By rmbarber

Within the walls of Prairie Crossing Elementary School, there are two very different intensive center-based personalized learning programs, both of which are dedicated to serving and providing interventions for students on the autism spectrum as early as possible.

February 1, 2016 | By rmbarber

While the needs of most students can be met within a typical classroom environment through universal or targeted programming—a small group of students require an even more intensive level of support. The Douglas County School District (DCSD) works to personalize learning for each and every child, including those that need the highest levels of support.

August 9, 2015 | By rmbarber

Having a child diagnosed with a disability can be an overwhelming situation for parents. Thanks to a collaboration between the families of students in special education and the Douglas County School District (DCSD), these parents no longer have to face it alone.

James Kramer at Job Corps graduation
April 24, 2015 | By SCPaulsen

DOUGLAS COUNTY – In the fall of 2008, James Kramer entered Douglas County High School (DCHS) as a freshman with special needs.

March 6, 2014 | By rmbarber

Located in the shadow of DCSD’s Shea Stadium, Plum Creek Academy is an educational gem; a shining example of how a school district can care for students with significant needs.

December 10, 2013 | By meernst

District News

STEM School Highlands Ranch is one of just 30 schools in the world and one of two schools in the Denver Metro region named a 2017 World-Leading Learners School, and has been invited to join the Global Learning Network (GLN), a community of educators from exemplary schools that develop, practice, and share innovative approaches to education that ensure their students are prepared for career and lifelong success.

DCSD Faculty Art Show goes through Nov. 1

It is easy to see the creativity of Douglas County School District students. It is often on display in the art that graces the walls and display cases of our schools. This month, however, is a chance to see the skill and the passion of the art teachers behind it all.


Last spring she was one of only eight teachers to be honored with the Freddie G award. The award came with a trip to New York for master classes taught by industry professionals. She also led a trip to Sacramento for the Junior Theater Festival with seven of her students. To top it off she was given a $5000 grant for the school’s theater program. She plans on using the money to build a technical theater learning lab with the help of her students.