MAY 2023

A Message from the Directors:


Ever wonder what happens at the Legacy Campus on any given day??? No day is ever the same, and we are running at a mad pace getting ready for the fall. We can't believe it's already May and students will be here in just two short months. Building inspections, removing the remaining wildlife, scheduling students into classes, hosting staff meetings/trainings, collaborating with colleges/universities, and setting up new equipment are just a few things going on here in preparation for our students to have incredible opportunities. We just welcomed about 400 new students at our first Orientation Nights where students signed up for their college accounts and got many details on their schedules and classes. CNA and EMT students will be ordering their new scrubs and uniforms, culinary students will be getting their aprons, and future educator students are being placed into local DCSD elementary schools for their field experience. The UCAN (University of Colorado Accelerated Nursing Program) began their college cohort classes May 1, and ACC is currently setting up their newly relocated robotics lab. We are about to hang the Cessna 150 plane that was donated from Metro State University in the new Aviation Sim Lab, and simulators and laser-cutting machines are being installed in the labs. We were able to donate many fossils and museum pieces to our local DCSD schools so they can be reused in science classrooms and learning spaces all around the school district. Our new SRO office and security kiosk are also being finished. The kitchen equipment has been updated and the Cafe has recently been certified as open for business! Before we know it, we will be welcoming students back from summer break for our Back to School Open House in August.



May 8-12, 2023 - Happy Staff Appreciation Week

August 2, 2023 -Legacy Campus ribbon cutting -

4:00pm Invitation only Ceremony

4:45pm Reception & Community Open House. All are welcome!


August 8th - Incoming student back to school open house 1pm - 3pm

Food trucks, uniforms and school supplies available

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Summer Employment Guide

Here are postsecondary opportunities, and others are jobs or internships within career pathways. If you or your students have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact:


Kathy Frommer

Work-based Learning Specialist | Postsecondary Readiness Department

Douglas County School District | 620 Wilcox Street | Castle Rock, CO 80104

Phone: (602)363-2343 | [email protected]


There's a shortage of nursing home beds for the elderly in America due to a severe staffing crisis that has caused long-term care facilities to cut back on new admissions, new research shows.


Three out of five nursing homes (61%) have limited new admissions due to staffing shortages, according to a survey conducted by the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) of 759 nursing home providers.


And nearly three out of four (73%) are concerned that they’ll have to close their facilities over staffing problems, the survey found...


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Through a partnership with ACC and CU, DCSD students will be able to complete their Certified Nurses Aide Certificate. This program will prepare the student for employment as a nurse aide in hospital, home-care, skilled care and hospice facilities. The entry level skills of a nurse aide are an excellent introduction to a broad range of health professions. Basic nursing skills, including activities of daily living, use of assistive devices and recognition of the emotional, social, cultural and individual rights of patients are all competencies that will be covered in the coursework. Successful completion of the Nurse Aide Certificate course at ACC qualifies the student to take the State Certification Examination, also known as the NNAAP exam, to become a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)


Legacy Campus will again partner with ACC, DCSD students will be able to complete their Emergency Medical Technician Certificate. This 12-credit hour certificate program provides the basic skills to work in an ambulance, apply for firefighting positions, work as an EMT in emergency departments and work ski patrols. Those who complete the sequence will be eligible to take both the National Registry Practical and Written Examinations. EMT Clinical is the course in which the student will complete approximately 24 hours of clinical experiences in emergency departments and on fire rescue and ambulance. Students can earn industry certificates such as CPR certification and Emergency Medical Responder Certification.


This program will run this summer for 16-24 year olds. Students that complete this FREE program earn $500 deposited into a College Invest account. Participants also earn their BLS Certificate. It runs June 12-July 28 (no classes July 3). This would be great for students that are interested in health careers (and a way to earn that BLS certification required for CNA and EMT students at no charge). DCSD does have a partnership in this program. Click link below to apply & for more information:

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We were so lucky to have found a Colorado Aviation Photographer who was willing to work with us to create a beautiful hallway space for our Aviation Pathway. A huge thank you goes out to Steven Byers who has provided his expertise in aviation & photography to help us create a fantastic space for the students in the fall.