About PHS

Who We Are
  • Ponderosa is the second oldest high school in Douglas County and Parker’s original high school.

  • We are a four-year comprehensive high school and one of nine high schools in the Douglas County School District.

  • We pride ourselves on a positive climate and culture, a cohesive community and strong family feel. 

  • We are student-focused and value each other, our traditions and history. 

  • We are collaborative and believe in shared decision making. 

  • We offer extensive programming, including 34 Advanced Placement classes, 18 college credit classes, numerous electives and Career and Technical Education classes. 

  • We believe in preparing our students for college, careers and trades. 

  • We believe that students who are involved in extra-curricular sports and activities are more successful in high school. 

  • We offer 23 competitive varsity sports.  We have the  most league and state championships of any high school in Douglas County.  Our students excel at the state and national level yearly.

We are Proud, Productive and Proven!

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