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June 9, 2016 | By CSilberman

A modernized walking cane for the blind that verbally lets its user know when items are in their path, edible water bottles that are environmentally friendly, an app that provides information on why a flag at a DCSD school may be at half-staff on a particular day. These are just a fraction of projects Douglas County School District (DCSD) students presented at the first Student Innovation Expo on Monday, June 6.

May 20, 2016 | By CSilberman

DOUGLAS COUNTY, CO—More than 500 educ

February 21, 2016 | By CSilberman

The Create Something Great 2016 Think Tank is scheduled for the week of June 6th through June 9th at Mountain Vista High School and Mountain Ridge Middle School. Created by teachers for teachers, the Think Tank allows DCSD teachers to share ideas, collaborate and network with colleagues from across the country.

June 25, 2015 | By rmbarber

More than 500 of Douglas County School District’s most innovative teachers and administrators gathered this summer, along with colleagues from around the state and country, to collaborate as they reimagine and transform instruction in their classroom and schools.

March 17, 2015 | By rmbarber

Create Something Great (CSG) began last year with a simple idea from a group of teachers.  They wanted to create a network of peers within the Douglas County School District (DCSD) to share innovative practices. This summer, the Think Tank they created will support more than 500 Douglas County teachers during a four-day event.


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.