Postsecondary Readiness

Postsecondary Readiness programming in DCSD

Guiding students through discovery, exploration, and skill development to find a purpose and determine the best path for the future.  Postsecondary Readiness [PSR] programming offers pathways to careers, college, military service, and continued education or training. 

Postsecondary Readiness supports students with turning their dreams into plans for the future!


Meet the Postsecondary Readiness Department:

Aimee Barker
Postsecondary Readiness Coordinator 
303.912.3080
          

Krista Tongren
Career and Technical Education Specialist
303.514.9478
Kristi Husby
Accounting Specialist/
Administrative Assistant
 

Matt Chambless
Concurrent Enrollment Specialist 
303.518.4046
PSR Department
Main Line
303.660.7221


Kathy Frommer
Work-based Learning Specialist
303.519.7134



Career & Technical ED.

2021-2022 SY:
68 CTE programs
24 different career pathways
90 CTE teachers
520 Industry Certs earned by students

Concurrent Enrollment

2021 -2022 SY:
131 CE courses
7 degree pathways
106 instructors
23,781 college credits earned by
DCSD students

Work-based Learning

2021-2022 SY:
9 options for students:
clinicals, internships,
industry-sponsored projects,
pre-apprenticeships,
supervised entrepreneurships, apprenticeships, etc.

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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], 720-433-1083.

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.

NOTICE OF DESTRUCTION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION RECORDS

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 by email to [email protected]