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November 2, 2017 | By CSilberman

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.

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December 14, 2016 | By CSilberman

The U.S. Energy Department recently launched the Better Buildings Zero Energy Schools Accelerator. Six school districts, including Douglas County School District, plus two states and several national organizations are working collaboratively to develop zero energy design that is cost-competitive to conventional construction in the education sector and in local communities across the nation. A Zero Energy Building is an energy-efficient building, where on a source energy basis, the actual delivered energy is less than or equal to the onsite renewable exported energy.

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Bus and Bus Driver
September 28, 2016 | By CSilberman

We asked some of our own bus drivers what they loved about their job and why others would want to join the DCSD Transportation team. Here is what they said...

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Planning and Construction staff member surveys site.
September 22, 2016 | By CSilberman

The Douglas County population and the capital needs of the school district are expanding. This was the message that the Long Range Planning Committee delivered to the Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education in June as it presented the 2016-2017 five-year Master Capital Plan.

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Kim Jones Castle Rock Middle School Campus Safety Specialist
August 31, 2016 | By CSilberman

DCSD’s Safety and Security team has created a comprehensive plan consisting of many layers, including physical security measures, training and prevention. The layers of security are designed to protect our children in the event of an imminent threat to one of our schools or facilities.

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Picture of Zachary Davis and Jeffrey Pihl standing in front of a school bus
August 2, 2016 | By CSilberman

(From Left: Zachary Davis and Jef

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April 13, 2016 | By CSilberman

LARKSPUR—It was all fun and games—and a fantast

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December 16, 2015 | By CSilberman
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September 24, 2015 | By rmbarber

CASTLE ROCK – This summer, Douglas County Schoo

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school blueprint
March 3, 2015 | By SCPaulsen

CASTLE ROCK - It is not too late to provide feedback regarding how the Douglas County School District can meet its current and future needs. 

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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.