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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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February 10, 2016 | By rmbarber

Douglas County School District’s second open enrollment window starts on February 15 and is another chance for families to request open enrollment at a school of their choice if space is available.

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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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Children walking to school
April 28, 2015 | By SCPaulsen

The second window for Open Enrollment is now open in Douglas County School District (DCSD).

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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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Erin Kane
October 21, 2014 | By SCPaulsen

CASTLE PINES – As a graduate of the University of Colorado Engineering School, Erin Kane began her professional career in the high tech industry.

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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

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.