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We pride ourselves on a well-rounded and positive school environment that permeates the ThunderRidge High School culture. ThunderRidge High School's main goal is to graduate learners and leaders who are responsible and productive citizens that embody the skills and foundational knowledge to embrace the rapidly-changing innovations of the 21st Century.  To accomplish this goal, we offer a variety of educational programs that are designed to encourage and enhance academic achievement and student connection such as:


  • Advance Placement (AP)
  • College Ready and Concurrent Enrollment (CE) with Arapahoe Community College
  • Honors Program
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)
Honors and Advanced Courses:


  • DCSD Career and Technical Education (CTE)


  • Senior Project
  • Sophomore Personal Project
  • After School Clubs
  • Seminar Program
  • Academic Access
  • Math Intervention
  • Peer Intern Program
  • Peer Counseling Program 
Special Education Program:

International Baccalaureate Programme:
(Coming soon)

Academic Showcase Presentation:



10th, 11th, and 12th graders are eligible for academic lettering if they meet the following qualifications:

  • 3.75 cumulative GPA for the 3 previous semesters
  • Attendance at TRHS for the 2 previous semesters
  • A student must not have earned a letter in one of the previous 3 semesters
  • A student cannot earn an academic letter more than twice
  • Students must be enrolled as full time students as defined by the following criteria:
  • Sophomores and Juniors must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 classes, or 3.0 credits for each qualifying semester
  • Seniors must be enrolled in a minimum of 5 classes, or 2.5 credits for each qualifying semester
  • Student enrollment status must be designated as “primary”, not “secondary”.





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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.