Our mission is to empower individuals to become lifelong learners, problem solvers, communicators, and community members. We value every student as a unique individual and recognize their integral role in shaping our collective identity. We are change makers who embrace challenges as opportunities for growth and resilience.


Curiosity drives learning, innovation, and creativity, making it a crucial trait for individuals, particularly design thinkers. By prioritizing questions over answers and creating space for exploration, we cultivate a curious mindset that keeps us adaptable, aware, and open to new possibilities.

Empathy is a core value that guides our approach to communication. With a focus on seeking to understand before responding, we recognize that empathy is critical in addressing fear, frustration, and conflict prior to finding resolution.

We create a sense of belonging by ensuring that every individual is seen, heard, and valued, regardless of their background or familial connections, while recognizing that everyone has the ability to make a difference, even if it's only for one person.

We foster a growth mindset by valuing continuous improvement, embracing challenges as opportunities, and recognizing that our collective strength is greater than our individual abilities.

We prioritize integrity by promoting a culture of courage, vulnerability, and authenticity, recognizing that clear and honest communication, even in difficult situations, is the key to building trust and fostering innovation.

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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 ).