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DCSD sustainability efforts honored

HIGHLANDS RANCH - This month, two Douglas County schools were honored for their sustainability efforts, including efforts to reduce energy consumption and waste.

Heritage receives Green Flag
Heritage Elementary in Highlands Ranch became the third DCSD school to receive the prestigious Green Flag Award.  The award, sponsored by Eco-Schools USA, is the highest recognition it gives to schools around the globe. 

“It is wonderful to see the impactful work our students can do,” said DCSD Sustainability Manager.  “Paired with great support and leadership from teacher Sue Antonsen and Principal Alisa Pauley, we are proud to highlight the power of our students.”

The official Green Flag ceremony will be later this Spring.

Larkspur Elementary wins Green Ribbon

On Earth Day, the U.S. Department of Education announced that Larkspur Elementary was one of 48 schools across the nation to receive a Green Ribbon Award. Read more about Larkspur's achievement.

April 23, 2014 | By rmbarber | Category: Sustainability

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.