Boxes in the hallways and empty bookshelves were signs that work is still underway at Aspen View Academy, but parents and students didn't seem to mind a bit. Read more, watch video
Academy Charter School celebrates 20 years of educating students
In September 1993 a group of parents and teachers started Academy Charter School in a former grocery store in Castle Rock. The K-8 school opened its doors with 315 students of all educational abilities. Today Academy Charter School has an enrollment of 600 students in a 50,000 square foot building. Read more
Summer construction projects use solar tubes
to enhance classrooms
Douglas County School District's Planning and Construction Department completed more than 45 projects over the summer break. Many tasks consisted of replacing aging items. However, several of the projects were opportunities to support the choice programming and academic learning in our schools.
For instance, select schools were fitted with solar tubes, which illuminate classrooms solely with sunlight. This technology has many benefits for students and schools.
McAfee ready to inspire students, teachers at Buffalo Ridge Elementary
Buffalo Ridge Elementary School is starting the 2013-14 school year with a new principal, and she is looking forward to igniting a passion for learning in all students who pass through the doors.
Sarah McAfee is not afraid of challenges. Shortly after she graduated from college, she and her husband picked a spot on the map and moved to Colorado. A job offer landed her at a private school, where she first experienced thematic-based teaching. While working, she put herself through a Master's program, earning a degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Reading from the University of Colorado. Part of her motivation was watching students in her own classes struggle with reading. But she soon realized that this was only part of the puzzle, and pursued an administrator's license. "I decided that it isn't enough to be just a literacy coach. I could only touch a certain number of kids," she said. Read more
A new learning opportunity is now available for family members of students in Douglas County schools, through the newly formed DCSD U.
EDCSD: The Colorado Cyber School and Rosetta Stone are providing a one-year membership to a Rosetta Stone online account with 24/7 access for a $70 membership fee. Account holders select one of 25 available languages to study for 12 months. Read more
|Supplies available for students in need
The Douglas County Educational Foundation has received a generous amount of school supply donations. If you have a child who needs supplies, submit a request here
to be included on the distribution list. You will be contacted when your supplies are ready to be picked up, usually about a week after your request is received.
Looking to get involved?
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
The DCSD Fittin' It In 5k returns October 12
Plan now to participate in the 3rd Annual Fittin' It In 5k. A vendor expo, Incredible door prizes, healthy post race snacks and entertainment are all on the agenda. Flu shots will also available.
The event will run from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Highlands Ranch High School. Follow this link
to register online! All race fees go directly to your school of choice. Contact Michele Carter
, (720) 433-1596 with questions.