Castle View High School

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Castle View High School
Castle View High School.jpg
Address
5254 North Meadows Drive
Castle Rock, CO, 80109
USA
Coordinates 39°24′34.86″N 104°53′31.68″W / 39.4096833°N 104.8921333°W / 39.4096833; -104.8921333Coordinates: 39°24′34.86″N 104°53′31.68″W / 39.4096833°N 104.8921333°W / 39.4096833; -104.8921333
Information
Type Public Secondary School
Established 2006
School district Douglas County School District RE-1
Superintendent Elizabeth Celania-Fagen
Principal James Calhoun
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1800[1]
Color(s) red, black and gold             
Athletics 5A
Athletics conference Continental League[1]
Mascot Sabercat
Rivals Douglas County High School Rock Canyon High School
Website

Castle View High School, sometimes nicknamed CVHS, or simply CV, is a public high school in Castle Rock, Colorado. It opened to serve students in the Douglas County School District in August 2006.[2]

Campus[edit]

Castle View High School occupies a two-story building with over 70 classrooms designed by H+L/LKA Architects.[3] The campus is located within the Meadows community.

Students[edit]

For its first year of operation, Castle View only served ninth and tenth grade students. During the 2007-2008 school year, eleventh grade students joined the student body. It is now at full capacity, operating ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grades since the start of the 2008-2009 school year. The first graduating class from Castle View High School graduated at the Red Rocks Amphitheater on May 22, 2009.

While operating below its grade capacity during the 2007-2008 school year, a portion of the school building was used as overflow classroom space for around 300 students from Castle Rock Middle School. It has since stopped serving this purpose as the new Mesa Middle School was constructed over the summer of 2008.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

In the 2005-2006 school year, Castle View's football team played in the 3A Central Metro League (football home page). As of the 2008-2009 school year, most sports competed in the 4A Continental League. Football competed in the 4A Foothills Conference. Presently Castle View sports has moved up to 5A including football who has been competing in 4A in the pass 3 years.

Castle View has graduated to hosting almost all sports teams, (excluding boy's swimming, girl's lacrosse, gymnastics, and ice hockey). Extracurricular activities presently offered at the school include a theatre group, ACT OUT!, a student newspaper, The View, and a school news station known as CVTV.

Curriculum[edit]

Castle View was the third high school in Douglas County to offer Chinese in its foreign language courses, although it has since been discontinued.[4] American Sign Language and Japanese are also offered. CVHS is also the first high school in Colorado to offer unique and specialized groupings of classes, referred to as academies. At the present there are four: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), Biotech & Health Sciences (BHS), Leadership & Global Communications (LGC), and Visual and Performing Arts (VPA).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Colorado High School Activities Association profile for Castle View High School[dead link]. Accessed 6 October 2008.
  2. ^ Rouse, Karen. "Optimistic districts welcome the new year", Denver Post, August 22, 2006. Accessed 30 November 2006.
  3. ^ "K-12 School Projects Roundup", Colorado Construction, July 2006. Accessed 30 November 2006.
  4. ^ Rouse, Karen. "Sino the times", Denver Post, 18 April 2006. Accessed 30 November 2006.