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DCSD sustainability efforts honored

HIGHLANDS RANCH - This month, two Douglas County schools were honored for their sustainability efforts, including efforts to reduce energy consumption and waste.

Heritage receives Green Flag
Heritage Elementary in Highlands Ranch became the third DCSD school to receive the prestigious Green Flag Award.  The award, sponsored by Eco-Schools USA, is the highest recognition it gives to schools around the globe. 

“It is wonderful to see the impactful work our students can do,” said DCSD Sustainability Manager.  “Paired with great support and leadership from teacher Sue Antonsen and Principal Alisa Pauley, we are proud to highlight the power of our students.”

The official Green Flag ceremony will be later this Spring.

Larkspur Elementary wins Green Ribbon

On Earth Day, the U.S. Department of Education announced that Larkspur Elementary was one of 48 schools across the nation to receive a Green Ribbon Award. Read more about Larkspur's achievement.

April 23, 2014 | By rmbarber | Category: Sustainability

District News

The Douglas County School District Board of Education welcomes Dr. Thomas S. Tucker into the role of Superintendent of Douglas County School District. Dr. Tucker officially leads the 68,000 student district as of July 1, 2018.


Nearly 1,500 Colorado students applied for the prestigious Boettcher Foundation Scholarship this year, with 42 being named recipients. Of those, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) is proudly home to four recipients.


When it comes to mental health services, communities traditionally focus on supporting kids as needs arise. This work is crucial for the safety of our students. Equally important, though, is prevention-based programming that can help, early on, prevent the social-emotional challenges our kids may be experiencing from escalating.