Academic Resources

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Are you interested in Career and Technical Opportunities within our district?

DCSD offers a variety of training in everything from cosmetology to automotive to culinary! Click on the link to see all the amazing options students have!

Are you interested in taking classes that count for both college and high school credit? DCSD has an incredible offering of classes. Click on the link to see some of the great courses available to you!


Students taking PSAT can sign up for SAT study plan

Colorado 10th-graders who take the PSAT for the first time this year on April 19 or 20 can sign up for the Khan Academy's resources to help them study for next year's SAT.

After receiving their PSAT results, students may upload their tests to their Khan Academy account to get customized SAT practice recommendations that are designed to help them where they need it the most.

For more information about the Colorado PSAT 10, please go to To register for Khan Academy, students may go to this link:

Many are unaware of the major overhaul the SAT underwent in the 2015-16. Our resource:

  • Takes an in-depth look at updates made to the SAT test
  • Breaks down the test, test sections, & test questions
  • Covers test preparation from registration to test day

SAT Guide:

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TEST PREP FOR ACT/SAT If you would like to see some free practice tests and questions for both tests and some free resources in regards to each, click HERE


Click the ACT link above to see testing dates and locations, costs, etc.

Click the SAT link above to see testing dates and locations, costs, etc.

Career Connect Engages High School Students - Registration Now Open

Registration for the “Career Connect” career exploration program is available! What is Career Connect? Career Connect gives high school students the chance to interact with professionals, learn about an industry, and discover the educational preparation required with an experiential or hands-on component.

Over 40 employers from a wide variety of industries (Aviation, STEM, Health Services, Arts & Communications, Business to Automotive, Public Service and Military) have signed up to host an informative, hands-on 2-hour session at their place of business for one night between April 3 - 27. For more information on Career Connect and register for sessions, Click Here for Career Connect Details.

ACT/SAT Comparison



Exciting Summer Opportunities for Your Students at Stanford

We offer programs across a wide variety of disciplines including arts, humanities, science, and math, giving highly motivated students the opportunity to investigate advanced topics not typically taught in secondary schools. Participants engage in small classes with brilliant instructors and peers who share their passions.

Deadlines for our summer programs are in February, with some early round deadlines in January. Admission is selective. Limited financial aid is available.

Stanford Summer Arts Institute students in grades 9–11 come together for a three-week intensive interdisciplinary arts program offering academically rigorous, hands-on courses in art, visual design, and music.

Stanford Summer Humanities Institute students in grades 10 and 11 explore the big questions at the heart of the humanities in seminars led by distinguished Stanford professors during this three-week residential program.

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes allows students in grades 8–11 to engage in single-subject intensive study selected from a wide range of disciplines, and benefit from small class size and academically themed residences.

Stanford AI4ALL, formerly SAILORS, invites young women in grade 9 to apply to this three-week residential summer program. Participants learn about topics in AI, partake in ongoing research at Stanford, and receive mentorship from professors, graduate students, and industry professionals.

Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC)
students participate in a highly-selective program centered around lectures, guided research, and group problem solving in advanced math topics. This four-week program is intended for an elite group of talented students in grades 10 and 11.

Stanford Pre-Collegiate University-Level Online Math and Physics offers 13 courses throughout the year, including a summer term for high school students, grades 9–12. Students earn Stanford University Continuing Studies credit.
Learn more about Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies programs here:

Duke University Summer Sessions

The world is changing at an unprecedented rate. Novel technologies proliferate and new fields of inquiry arise seemingly on a daily basis. In today’s exciting and fast-paced world, we at Duke Summer Session are determined not only to inform you about it, but to transform you into one who envisions, shapes, and delivers the incredible possibilities of tomorrow. It is for this reason that we are thrilled to introduce the following life-changing courses:

Summer College Online – Get ahead this summer and take an engaging course not available to most high school students. At Duke Summer College Online you can learn from a Duke professor without the cost and hassle of travel. By enrolling in our online Medical Neuroscience course, you will earn college credit and take a powerful step forward into a groundbreaking field.

Summer Academy – With our Global Leader and Technology Entrepreneur courses, we are committed to forming you into a leader of an ever-changing tomorrow. Whichever course you choose, you are sure to be inspired by our interdisciplinary focus, hands-on approach, and transformative curricula.

Intensive STEM Academy – Experience what it is like to be a pioneering researcher at one of the world’s premier universities. During your intensive week on Duke’s campus, you will take tours at a variety of Duke’s state-of-the-art laboratories, receive dynamic lectures from an array of Duke professors, and participate in workshops designed to propel you forward in the world of STEM.

Want to enroll in more than one program? You can do that, too! Get even more out of your summer by supplementing your Summer Academy course with our Intensive STEM Academy. Learn more about this and much more on our website.


Nicki Charles, Ed.D.
Director of Summer College and Summer Academy for High School Students
Duke University


Watson Basecamp

Happy New Year! I hope you had a fantastic holiday break. I’m reaching out from Watson Institute, the first degree-bearing incubator for the world’s most promising next-generation innovators and social entrepreneurs.

This spring we are inviting all young social innovators - high school seniors and community college, gap-year, or university students – who are interested in the Watson model and have a powerful idea for social change to apply to join us for a full Watson-experience weekend at no cost. We call this our Basecamp.

Basecamp is aimed at prospective Watson Semester Incubator or Bachelor’s degree in Social Entrepreneurship students and offers:

Fundamentals of social entrepreneurship

Professional and developmental mentorship

Human-centric approach to root problems

Student-led workshops

Prototyping solutions

Master Course by world-class leader, like Jerry White, co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize

We will be hosting three Basecamps during the spring semester:

February 24-25: Boulder, CO

March 3-4: Miami, FL

March 10-11: Austin, TX

In addition, all travel costs will be covered for 15 Basecamp Fellows from around the U.S. to be flown in!

Students can apply and check out more about Basecamp on our website. We’d be more than happy to connect with prospective Basecampers to answer any questions.

Women in Construction Management Summer Institute

This 5-day, 4-night summer construction camp for high school girls is intended to get more young women thinking about careers in the construction industry. Over the course of this program, these young women will develop confidence in their abilities and gain an understanding of their opportunities in construction management. Participants will spend the night in the residence halls with CSU student mentors, attend class presentations, go on a job site tour, build a small project to take home, and meet inspiring women throughout the construction industry. The girls will work with drawings provided by Fort Collins Habitat, and they’ll learn a little about plan reading, estimating, scheduling, sustainability, and digital modeling. The week will culminate with a half-day Habitat build, so they can see the drawings come together in real life!

Participants must be 15-18 at the time of the camp, and we have 22 spots available.

Attached is a flyer with some basic information, but please encourage young women who might be interested to visit our WICM Summer Institute website to view a video from last summer, as well as photos, testimonials, and other info that will give them a sense of what to expect and how amazing last summer’s Institute was!

The 2018 Application is available online now and the deadline to apply is March 9th.

Project Pioneer: Gateway to Entrepreneurship

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Ascent Program 

This is for ANY student who is a CURRENT SENIOR and has or is close to completing the 12 concurrent enrollment credits.

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Pet First Aid Day

Pet First Aid Day

Each year, the Emergency Critical Care club at CSU hosts an event called Pet First Aid Day. This is an event open to students and the general public, in which we cover recognizing and managing basic pet emergencies. 

We also have lectures about common toxins, backyard chickens, and wildlife emergencies. The lectures are taught by the clinicians at CSU's Veterinary Teaching Hospital. There will be an optional veterinary student panel, with representatives from first, second, and third-year veterinary classes.

Scattered through the day are a few wet labs, including learning basic bandaging skills as well as taking vital signs. This will be done on live dogs!!

Register here:

Registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, and a first-aid kit for you to take home!

Littleton Health Sciences Program 
Wednesday, March 14 from 5-6!  

For more information and to register, click here to view the flyer. 

ESY Middle and Secondary Student Volunteer Opportunity

The Department of Personalized Learning - Special Education is in need of secondary student volunteers to support our Extended School Year (ESY) program.

Please send this link 2018 ESY Student Volunteer Interest Inventory to all students, grades 7-12 who would be interested in volunteering for our summer Extended School Year (ESY).

ESY will be held in all regions at the following buildings:

Parker Region: Pine Lane Elementary, Legacy Point Elementary
Castle Rock Region: Castle Rock Elementary, Clear Sky Elementary, Mesa Middle School
Highlands Ranch Region: Arrowwood Elementary, Stone Mountain Elementary, Mountain Ridge Middle School, Highlands Ranch Bridge Program

Dates and Times are listed below:

June 12-15: 8:45-12:15

June 18-21: 8:45-12:15

July 9-12: 8:45-12:15

July 16-19: 8:45-12:15

*Students may sign up for 1 week, all 4 weeks, or individual days and must provide their own transportation. To volunteer, a signed permission slip/waiver form is required. Students can obtain Community Service hours by bringing the correct forms and asking the administrator on site to sign/date.

If you have any questions, email