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13399 West Coal Mine Ave.
Littleton, CO 80127
Phone: 303-982-1970
Attendance: 303-982-1884
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Eagle's Nest Cafe & School Store

School Store Is Now Open

Hours: 1:00-3:00 daily

We offer

  • Ridge Wear
  • Blankets
  • Lanyards
  • Stadium chairs
  • Decals

Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted.

  Here's our latest decal produced by the Entrepreneurship Class. For sale in the store for $3.

Lockheed Martin Tutoring *FREE*

Lockheed Martin Tutoring will resume Tuesday, January 19th. This tutoring will be offered every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Counseling Career Center. No Appointment required. First come, first serve basis.

 What's New, Important, & Upcoming
Day Without Hate -- Week's Events, Assembly, and Rally

Day Without Hate is Friday, April 29th. We will have a special assembly that day with an extended Seminar time so that we can have the Rachel's Challenge presentation. They came here several years back, and it was a powerful assembly. Here is the Assembly Schedule.

We will also be having a PEACE Week all next week with challenges to the Dakota Ridge community to help support the idea of Day Without Hate. Here is the Calendar of Events for PEACE Week.

Finally, the Day Without Hate Rally is held every year on the Friday night we celebrate DWOH. It's at Jeffco Stadium and is free to all high school kids in the state (as well as staff) if you are wearing a DWOH shirt from any year. One of the performers at this year's event will be Austin Diering from Dakota. The DWOH Rally is a really cool experience so plan to attend. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

May Testing is Here

AP and IB testing begins Monday, May 2, 2016.

If you have a student who will be taking an AP or IB test, please take a moment to open the schedule below.

All IB content test dates, times, and locations are designated.

All AP content test dates are designated. Students have been given testing times and locations.

Open this document for the complete AP/IB Testing calendar for May.

Graduation 2016

Graduation Ceremonies for the class of 2016

Thursday, May 19 at Red Rocks Amphitheater 

Rain or Shine 

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. 

No tickets required, first come first served.

Go to our Graduation Page for complete details and information.

2016 South Area Summer School
DATES: June 3– July 15, 2016 (no school on July 4th) 
TIME: 7:30—11:45 a.m., Monday-Friday 
GRADES: 9-12

Dakota Ridge High School
13399 W. Coal Mine Ave. Littleton, CO 80127

For more information, please open this brochure.

Attention Parents of current 9th, 10th and 11th Grade AP/IB/Honors students:

All students currently in 9th, 10th, and 11th grade who enrolled in AP/IB/Honors classes for next year (2016-17) will be receiving their purple keep/drop sheets in seminar. Current 9th, 10th and 11th graders will be meeting during seminar with AP/IB/Honors teachers to discuss class rigor and summer assignments. These meetings are mandatory and it is up to the student to follow up with the teacher(s) if they are absent. Their seminar teacher will provide students with the times and dates of these meetings and a list will be posted on the Dakota Ridge website as well for your reference. Please be certain students write these down in their agendas and remind students to attend. They do still need to sign, and have a parent sign, the purple keep/drop sheet and return it to the front desk in the main office no later than May 6, 2016.

Here is the list of meeting dates and locations for your reference. You can also access this document through your seminar teacher.

Dakota at 20

In a recent edition of the Denver Post's Your Hub, Dakota Ridge marks 20th year is its feature article. Open the article to read about the perspectives of several of our current teachers who were here when the school opened in 1996, and more.

Open this Dakota at 20  page that contains an article that appeared recently in the Messenger (a newsletter for employees of Jeffco Schools). The article highlights the recent celebration of our 20th year anniversary. The celebration included past principals of Dakota Ridge as well as photographs and other articles from our past. Included in the piece is this video (through Facebook) about the 20th anniversary celebration.

Youth Leadership Jefferson County

Youth Leadership Jefferson County (YLJC) is an innovative program designed to develop the community leadership potential of high school sophomores, juniors or seniors, living or attending school in Jefferson County. The cost of the program is $250 per participant (Scholarships are available for special circumstances). Each interested student submits an application in April and must have written authorization to participate in the program from their parent and/or guardian, high school counselor and principal.

Go to the West Chamber website for complete details.