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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

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.