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August 21, 2013
A group of high school students are setting an impressive example of what Douglas County School District's tagline (Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow) means.

The group is now prepared to assist with hundreds of sixth graders at the Douglas County Outdoor Education Center (DCOEC). Read more
Yellow Douglas County School District buses were a common sight at the Solheim Cup, held at the Colorado Golf Course in Parker August 13-18. Read more 

As the doors open throughout schools in Douglas County this month, it is not uncommon for students to feel inundated by all things new. The beginning of the academic year arrives with a clean slate, a fresh set of school supplies, new teachers and classmates, and for some, a new school altogether.

Many schools, however, begin the new school year with something old.
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Buffy greets students

School mascot Buffy greets children arriving at Buffalo Ridge Elementary School

The latest TCAP results show that DCSD students have outpaced the state average in all grades and all content areas of the TCAP statewide performance test. On average, DCSD scored more than 12 percentage points above the state average.
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DCSD test resultsState and DCSD test scores

Staying in touch and in-the-know is easier and more accessible than ever. Thanks to the support of Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, the DCSD mobile app is available for both iPhones and Droids again this year. Designed by Educational Measures and sponsored by Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children/HealthONE, the app is the first of its kind in Colorado and one of the first in the nation.
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The District Accountability Committee needs you!

The District Accountability Committee (DAC) is a crucial committee that advises the Board of Education about budget, district performance, charter schools and other topics related to the Board's work. The DAC is comprised of members who represent all DCSD stakeholders. Read more
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