DCSD opens two new campuses
The Douglas County School District (DCSD) opened two new high schools in August: Legacy Campus in Lone Tree (10035 South Peoria Street) and VALE Campus in Parker (15653 Brookstone Drive).
Legacy’s focus is getting students the training and college accreditation they need if they are looking for a specific career path. The career “pathways” Legacy offers are advanced robotics, architecture, aviation/transportation, building controls technology, culinary and hospitality, EMT/EMS, future educator, nursing (CNA) and secure network technologies. Legacy partners with University of Colorado, CU Denver, Metro State University, and Arapahoe Community College, to name a few, so that students can get dual credit in high school. “Students will earn college credit from 2- and 4-year partner institutions and be able to attain industry certifications in order to be competitive and career-ready,” according to Legacy’s website.
The mission of VALE (Venture Academy of Leadership and Entrepreneurship) is to help prepare students who may not be ready for college or the next step after high school. “Our innovative approach to education is centered on unleashing the potential of every student by providing a non-traditional, educational approach, meaningful experiences and problem-based learning opportunities that transcend traditional content areas,” according to the VALE website.