Student Wellness & Mental Health Services

LHS Student Wellness & Mental Health Services

As human beings, our hope in life is that we thrive, flourish, and feel a deep sense of well-being. Legend mental health staff provide an array of services that strive toward this goal, including consultation, assessment, skill development, prevention, and counseling intervention. As a school mental health team, our goal is to build a positive school community where students learn the skills they need to be academically and socially competent. That's because students need both academic and social-emotional smarts to succeed and be happy in life.

At Legend, student wellness and mental health staff work with students, their families, teachers, and other school personnel to help students manage and resolve the social, emotional, academic, and behavioral concerns that interfere with their academic and life development. Supports are available to all students, which also includes students on Individual Education Plans (IEPs), 504 plans, or Response to Intervention plans.

LHS mental health staff implement the District's Student Wellness and Prevention Framework and they provide solution-focused, short-term counseling sessions based on student need. For example, we work with students on organization and study skills, depression/anxiety, stress management, school refusal, substance abuse, grief, divorce, LGBTQ concerns, conflict resolution, emotion regulation and frustration tolerance, suicide prevention and awareness, and crisis support.

LHS Mental health staff work closely with our student advisors, and we are out and about in the school interacting with students, staff and parents.

Student Wellness & Mental Health Services

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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 ).