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THUNDERRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMICS

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:
 

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme:


Honors, AP, CE and CTE Courses:

  • Honors Program
  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • College Ready and Concurrent Enrollment (CE) with Arapahoe Community College
  • Career Technical Education (CTE)

  • Student Support and Enrichment Programs:

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



    Academic Showcase October 2022 Presentation:



    Academic Lettering

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

    • 3.75 unweighted, cumulative GPA for the 3 previous semesters
    • Attendance at TRHS for the 2 previous semesters
    •  A student must not have earned an academic letter in one of the previous 3 semesters
    •  A student cannot earn an academic letter more than twice during high school
    •  Students must be enrolled full time 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.

    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]