News Archive

Five Star teacher named Teacher of the Year finalist


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Teacher of the Year Finalist
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Dr. Karen Johnson teaches science and engineering at STEM Lab

Dr. Karen Johnson, a sixth-grade science and engineering teacher at STEM Lab, has been selected as a finalist for the 2013 Colorado Teacher of the Year award.

The Colorado Teacher of the Year program is our state’s oldest and most prestigious honors program that recognizes the contributions of the classroom teacher.

Five Star District sees strongest performance ever on the ACT


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ACT Scores Up
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Horizon and Legacy High Schools demonstrate outstanding growth

Adams 12 Five Star Schools saw its strongest performance ever on the ACT. The district's composite score for the ACT is 19.5, compared to 18.6 in 2006.

Horizon and Legacy High Schools demonstrated outstanding growth compared to prior years. They both saw a 0.5 increase in their ACT composite score. Horizon's composite is 19.9, and Legacy's is 22.4. The state's composite score is 20.

Select schools open to choice for 2012-2013 school year


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2012-13 Choice Schools
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Choice to open for some secondary schools beginning Aug. 6, some elementary schools beginning Aug. 13

Adams 12 Five Star Schools will hold a third round of Choice beginning Aug. 6 for some secondary schools and beginning Aug. 13 for some elementary schools. Applications will be accepted at schools directly. Applications will not be accepted at the Educational Support Center. 

NEW! Families can now pay student fees online


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Pay Fees Online
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System accepts credit and debit cards without a transaction fee

New for the 2012-2013 school year, Adams 12 Five Star Schools now provides parents with an easy way to pay most student fees using the online tool PayForIt. Debit and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard and Discover) will be accepted. The district is providing this benefit free of any transaction fees.

Free immunizations offered for those 18 and younger


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Register in advance for this Aug. 3 event

Broomfield Public Health is hosting a FREE immunization clinic for all children 18 and younger regardless of whether they live in Broomfield. The clinic is Aug. 3, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Comforter, 1700 W. 10th Ave. in Broomfield. Those interested in attending need to register by calling 720-887-2220. Learn more. 

Five Star community offers condolences, support in wake of tragedy


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Resource helps parents talk to children

The Five Star community offers its condolences and support to those impacted by the tragedy that took place early Friday morning at a movie theater in Aurora. News of this nature is upsetting to the entire community, and adults often ask how they can best support their children. You can find tips from the National Association of School Psychologists by clicking here.

Five Star District receives $20,000 Healthy Schools Grant


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Healthy Schools Grant
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Award supports district-wide health and wellness programs

Adams 12 Five Star Schools has received a $20,000 grant from the Colorado Legacy Foundation to support district-wide health and wellness initiatives. The grant will be used to start a Golden Sneaker Award Program to recognize schools across the district that are making strides to create a healthier environment at school.

Fees outlined for 2012-2013 school year


As part of the budget adoption in June, the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education authorized the collection of textbook, instructional materials and technology fees, as well as miscellaneous fees. To find a list of these fees, their cost and purpose, please click here.

Board adopts 2012-2013 budget


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Budget Adopted

The Adams 12 Five Star Schools adopted the budget for Fiscal Year 2012-2013 at its regular meeting on June 20, 2012. To read the board's resolutions on the budget, please click here.

Five Star Foundation awards Student Support Services $63,000


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Foundation Awards Tech Grant
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Award funds technology to improve instruction for 600 special needs students

The Five Star Education Foundation has awarded Student Support Services $63,000 to purchase iPads that will improve academic and behavioral instruction for students who have identified emotional and behavioral disabilities, autism or cognitive delays.