Mission & Core Values


Our Mission:

The relentless pursuit to challenge,
communicate, create and connect learning.

Core Values

POSITIVE INTENT: as a core value we will seek out others with the presupposed notion they are operating with good intentions. We will be problem solvers and work towards win-win solutions. We will be active listeners and find the positives in others and situations. We will communicate with positive intent and use strategies to build this in others.

INTEGRITY: as a core value we will be role models and instill ownership in ourselves and students to do the right thing and make positive choices. We will follow through and think of others as we make decisions and act upon decisions. We will build each other up and raise the quality of performance through accountability and progress monitoring.

ADAPTIVE AND RESPONSIVE: as a core value, will not change, but we are committed to being change agents with purpose. How we adapt and are responsive to change in people, demographics, technology, industry, will guide how we make decisions to increase student learning and achievement. We will be resourceful and promote students to be resourceful in their actions, thinking and learning.

PERSEVERANCE: (stick-to-itiveness) as a core value, is the motivation and passion in all that we do. We will not allow students to give up and not give up on students. It is finding new, innovative and different ways for students to demonstrate learning and proficiency.

HOPE: as a core value is not giving up on any individual. It is the relentless pursuit to build up strengths and exhaust all opportunities to remove barriers.

RESPECT: as a core value is the way we treat others through outward and inner communication and actions. It is our purposeful manner of our actions, communication, decision making, involvement and mind set of people and situations.

EQUITY: (≠ equal) as a core value, equity is creating opportunities for all kids. It is student and stakeholder voice and access to learning.

CITIZENSHIP: as a core value is working for collective efficacy and as a member of a larger purpose. We understand that giving back and making our school, community, country and world a better place will enhance our daily lives and our family's daily lives.

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In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, the Douglas County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. The School District's Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator to address complaints alleging sexual harassment under Title IX is Aaron Henderson, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, [email protected], 303-387-0127.

Outside Agencies

Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex, gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 510, Denver, CO 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80202.


Special Education records which have been collected by Douglas County School District related to the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or the provision of special education in the district, must be maintained under state and federal laws for the period of five (5) years after special education services have ended for the student. Special education services end when the student is no longer eligible for services, graduates, or completes his/her educational program at age 21, or moves from the district. This notification is to inform parents/guardians and former students of Douglas County School District's intent to destroy the special education records of students who exited special education services as of June 30, 2016. These records will be destroyed in accordance with state law unless the parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student notifies the school district otherwise. After five years, the records are no longer useful to the district, but may be useful to the parent/guardian or former student in applying for social security benefits, rehabilitation services, college entrance, etc. The parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student may request a copy of the records by requesting the records at this link ( Douglas County School District Transcripts and Records Requests ).