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VIDEO: Student-Teacher Connection = Elevated Success

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 1:30pm

See how we lived this value and what it meant for student success

As we come to the end of another great year, we want to thank you for your partnership!

In Adams 12 Five Star Schools, we strive to elevate student success. As outlined in our strategic plan, ELEVATE, we value knowing all students by their name, strength and need.

As we finished out the school year, we caught up with three teachers and their students at each level ( ...

Employees of the year announced

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 5:00pm

Winners from four employee groups nominated by colleagues

How do we ELEVATE student success? By celebrating our amazing employees! Adams 12 Five Star Schools, in partnership with the District Twelve Educators Association (DTEA) and the Classified School Employees' Association (CSEA), announce the employees of the year for the Five Star District! We are proud of every employee in our community - and excited to announce those who colleagues have ...

Superintendent's message on the 2019-2020 budget proposal

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 8:00am

Proposal prioritizes competitive pay, class size relief and school programs

Thanks to the support of state legislators who provided additional funding for education (projected to be almost $12 million annually for our district), and local voters who passed a $27 million mill levy override (Ballot Issue 5C) in November 2018, Adams 12 Five Star Schools will make the most significant investment in our schools in more than a decade.

My proposed budget for the ...

Governor signs bill funding free full-day kindergarten

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 8:30am

Five Star District expands full-day options for the 2019-2020 school year

The recent passage of House Bill 19-1262 makes it possible to offer full-day kindergarten for all families in the State of Colorado. Governor Jared Polis signed the bill on May 21, 2019.

In Adams 12 Five Star Schools, we strongly believe full-day kindergarten benefits the social and academic development of all our students, and we are excited for the opportunity to provide ...

And the name is… FutureForward

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 11:00am

After year-long process, new brand for CTE programming takes shape

In April, nearly 2,000 people participated in a survey to name Career and Technical Education (CTE) programming in the Five Star District. The votes have been tallied and FutureForward was the most preferred across all stakeholder groups - students, staff and parents. In addition to the name, the community had previously chosen aqua as the preferred color to represent CTE.


On the Way!

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 1:15pm

Voter-approved funding creating strong investments with community's ELEVATE plan

During the 2017-2018 school year, over 7,000 parents, students, staff and community members from the Five Star community came together to create a new strategic plan that will continue to elevate student success for years to come. The new community-driven strategic plan was approved by the Board of Education in Fall 2018 and features new directions for the district, including social and ...

District continues to elevate graduation rate beyond state

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 12:00pm

All district traditional high schools surpass state for second consecutive year

Adams 12 Five Star Schools four-year on-time graduation rate continues to rise, reaching 84.5 percent* for the Class of 2018. This is up more than 11 percentage points from 2010, making it the district’s highest graduation rate since the state changed how the rate is calculated. The Five Star District surpassed the state average of 80.7 percent, as reported by the Colorado Department of ...