Counseling Home

Counseling Office Hours:
(M - F) 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Counseling Department Phone #:
(303) 387-2523

Shadow Days at HRHS

HRHS will be hosting several shadow days this year for students who are interested in attending HRHS for the 2018-19 school year.  Students will meet with current Highlands Ranch students and learn what it is like to be a Falcon.  To sign up to attend a shadow day, please contact Janice Hapgood at 303-387-2523.  Shadow Day events will last from 7:30-11:00 a.m. dates will be announced here:


HRHS participates in a
Douglas County Government program called

Volunteer Connect is a new program in Douglas County.  You can sign-up to participate and volunteer for different volunteer projects in our community.  There are over 350 opportunities currently available and this is an easy way for you to help with a project you are interested in and earn your 20 hours of community service needed for graduation.  Follow the steps on the website link (above) and sign-up as a Douglas County student volunteer.
Questions? Please contact your Counselor.
Open Enrollment in Douglas County

Round One: November 1 - December 1 
Round Two: January 22 - August 1

Round One or Round Two applications are accepted for the following school year on a space available basis. Waiting lists, which are prioritized according to Board of Education Policy JCA/JFB-R, will be created if applicants exceed space available at the requested school.  Students who move into the district may apply to attend a school other than their neighborhood school through the New Student Choice Option. Completed New Student Choice applications are submitted to the requested school and may be approved as soon as practicable by the principal if there is space available and no other students at that grade level remain on the wait list established in round one or two of open enrollment.

If you requested open enrollment during first round of open enrollment and did not accept any offers or where denied​, your student has been automatically placed on the prioritized second round open enrollment wait list. You will not need to take any further action until the school contacts you.

For parents who did not request open enrollment in the first round, the second round of open enrollment begins on January 22. Students will be placed on the prioritized second round open enrollment wait list​ on a first come, first served basis.

*unless either day is not a school day
More information can be found on the Enrollment and Choice web page including the newly approved policy and regulation. The Open Enrollment web page also includes a brief paragraph about each of the new processes and an updated FAQ.