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March 9, 2016 | By sadowling
February 4, 2016 | By CSilberman

Gone are the days when a program like BASE could be considered just a childcare option for working and busy parents. In DCSD, BASE is providing services that augment and enrich the education children are receiving during the day in their schools.

 
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April 27, 2015 | By sadowling

ALL NEW REGISTRATION FOR ALL BASE PROGRAMS!!!

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January 29, 2015 | By sadowling
November 13, 2013 | By sadowling

The Douglas County School District Before and After School Programs survey all parents every other year. Survey results drive our continuous improvement at individual sites as well as system-wide.  Parents rank best practice statements based on national after school standards.  Individual sites also formally and informally survey parents as needed to drive improvement and gather perceptual data. 

 

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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.