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April 14, 2015 | By SCPaulsen

DOUGLAS COUNTY –  Career Connect, the annual program sponsored by the Douglas County Educational Foundation, is pairing students with employers for evening career exploration activities throughout the month of April.

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August 15, 2014 | By rmbarber

Citing a high graduation rate, Douglas County was recently named the second best county in the nation in a survey of counties across the nation.

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March 20, 2014 | By slmanitoken

Douglas County Job Growth from the Denver Business Journal

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November 22, 2013 | By smtailer

Chicago Tribune calls Douglas County's performance pay system "quite novel."

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November 22, 2013 | By smtailer

Should Hard-to-Find Science and Math Teachers Be Paid More?

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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.