Chaparral High School
is a public high school located in Parker
, United States
. It is a part of Douglas County School District RE-1
The school is notable in Colorado for how it came to have an automated external defibrillator
(AED) unit. Chaparral student Cody Schmidt died in 2003 after his heart stopped while in gym class, spurring his parents to raise funds to acquire AED units for other Douglas County schools.Augé, Karen. . Denver Post
, 21 March 2006. Accessed 1 December 2006.
Chaparral High School offers over thirty activity organizations, the majority of which are open to all interested students. Service organizations include Link Crew, a mentor program for incoming freshman; Interact; National Honor Society; Peer Counseling; and Student Government. Competitive activities which allow students to earn a varsity letter include Speech and Debate, DECA, FBLA, FCCLA Marching Band, Drama Choir, Orchestra and Journalism.
Chaparral also has several club sports which have earned state recognition such as Boys and Girls Rugby, Ice Hockey, Inline Hockey and Boys Volleyball.
Chaparral Activities have earned numerous state and national recognition and awards. Chaparral’s activities have also traveled nationally and internationally. The CHS band and orchestra have traveled to Ireland and the select choir has traveled to Germany and China.The Chaparral marching band has a strong history in competition under the direction... Read More