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Kids "sliming" their teacher with silly string
April 18, 2017 | By CSilberman

HIGHLANDS RANCH - Service is one of SkyView Aca

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April 13, 2017 | By rmbarber

Construction workers and the staff of American Academy gathered on Wednesday to celebrate a big milestone at the school’s newest campus in Parker.

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December 8, 2016 | By CSilberman

American Academy, a charter public school with

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Kim Hess standing with the C2E athletics teacher
December 6, 2016 | By CSilberman

PARKER - Mountain climber, Kim Hess,

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Children and parents dig dirt out of a wheelbarrow
December 6, 2016 | By CSilberman

Submitted by parent Tara Ricciardi

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October 26, 2016 | By CSilberman

CASTLE ROCK – Douglas County School D

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Parker Core Knowledge Charter School logo
September 29, 2016 | By rmbarber

The U.S. Department of Education announced the 329 National Blue Ribbon Schools and Douglas County-based Parker Core Knowledge was on the list.

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Jennifer Burgess
September 8, 2016 | By CSilberman

What started out as an idea for a new arts-oriented school four years ago by a small group of parents is finally becoming a reality this Monday, as 850 students begin their first day at the new Parker Performing Arts School (PPA).

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January 27, 2016 | By CSilberman

Students enrolled in Douglas County High School’s (DCHS) International Baccalaureate (IB) dance program are getting an incredible opportunity this week-- one that no other students in the U.S. are receiving.

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November 3, 2015 | By rmbarber

A new online tool is now available to help parents navigate Douglas County School District’s open enrollment process. 

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September 21, 2015 | By CSilberman

Series begins Thursday, September 24 and is open to parents District-wide

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September 10, 2015 | By CSilberman
We know that every student is unique, with different interests and needs. A new program at Legend High School is aiming to ensure that every Titan has the support they need to succeed.
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August 20, 2015 | By rmbarber

School doesn’t officially start for students at World Compass Academy until Monday, August 24, but eight days early a crowd gathered to celebrate the school’s grand opening and to get a sneak peak inside.

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April 21, 2015 | By rmbarber

Today not much is at the corner of Twenty Mile Road and Ponderosa Drive in Parker. Soon, however, the Douglas County School District’s newest charter school, Global Village Academy, will replace the empty field.

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Academy Charter School Dean Yvette Brown
December 16, 2014 | By SCPaulsen

CASTLE ROCK – Science and social studies. Physical education and technology: Yvette Brown has taught it. Finance, operations and academic excellence: Yvette Brown is responsible for it. Greeting students as they walk into school every day: Yvette Brown’s favorite part of her job.

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December 9, 2014 | By rmbarber

Douglas County School District’s newest charter school is expected to take shape alongside Interstate 25, just south of Castle Rock, over the next nine months.

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October 28, 2014 | By rmbarber

Each of the amazing schools in Douglas County have their own flavor. Over the past year, the District has worked to capture this unique blend of culture, environment and educational focus on video.

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September 30, 2014 | By rmbarber

The Douglas County School District believes that we will provide our students with the highest probability of success by providing students, parents and our employees with choices and communicating the unique qualities of our many school communities.

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April 15, 2014 | By SCPaulsen

This week, DCSD introduced Katherine Brown as the new School-Community Partnership Coordinator.  Brown’s job is to act as a parent liaison and provide parents with information and support.  Brown will also be focused on maximizing parent engagement.

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Katy Waskey with ProStart students
February 11, 2014 | By SCPaulsen

HIGHLANDS RANCH – The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation has announced that ThunderRidge High School ProStart teacher Katy Waskey is its 2014 Colorado Educator of Excellence.

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District News

DCSD Board of Directors sitting at dais

On Monday, December 4, the Douglas County School District Board of Education voted unanimously (with six voting members) to approve a resolution to rescind the Choice Scholarship Program. The Resolution outlines three steps to this revocation: 1) Rescind the Choice Scholarship Program, 2) Repeal all district policies specifically related to the Choice Scholarship Program and the School Choice Grant Program, 3) Direct the Board President and/or Interim Superintendent to end the litigation challenging the Choice Scholarship Program in a cost-efficient and timely manner. The resolution takes effect immediately.

HRHS Cyber Patriots

Equifax, Target, Yahoo... Unfortunately it is not uncommon to hear about— or fall victim to— data security breaches as computers become increasingly integrated into our lives. However, a generation of high school students are preparing to fill cybersecurity roles to help protect all of us against future attacks; and many of these future protectors are right here in Douglas County. Meet the Highlands Ranch High School CyberPatriots. 

glowing purple lights hover over trays of seedlings in a dark room

It may look like a plain, white shipping container was just parked on the backyard grounds of Mountain Vista High School. The contents of the container are anything but plain, though. Walking inside the container, different colors of ambient lighting glow, futuristic-looking equipment and tall towers are suspended from the ceiling, and the humidity level is set to 70 percent. The container has been recycled into a new kind of learning opportunity for students.