Recent News

Monitoring Coronavirus - what you need to know

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 11:00am

District working in close contact with state and local health partners

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Adams 12 Five Star Schools is working closely with our local and state health partners as we monitor the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) internationally.

To date, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) reports that there are no confirmed cases in the state of Colorado and the risk of COVID-19 for ...

Family-School Relationships Survey

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 8:30am

Your opinion matters!

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Take the annual Family-School Relationships Survey to provide insight that allows us to measure year-over-year trends for your school and the district to ensure we are best serving you and your child. Evaluating how well we are doing is central to living out our strengths ...

February is Career & Technical Education Month

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 2:15pm

Superintendent Chris Gdowski has designated February 2020 as Career and Technical Education Month.

Adams 12 Five Star Schools offers Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs (known as FutureFoward in the Five Star District) in all five comprehensive high schools across the district, most notably at Bollman and the new Washington Square campus opening Fall 2020. For more ...

Superintendent Gdowski Addresses Recent Student Losses

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 4:30pm

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Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff and Community Partners,

I want to address an issue that is deeply impacting our entire Five Star community. A number of families and schools within our community are grieving the sudden and painful loss of their children as we enter the final days of January. Words fall woefully short in describing the depth of the ...

Latest graduation rates highlight decade-long climb

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 9:00am

All district comprehensive high schools continue to outpace state average

Continuing a trend that highlighted the past decade, the four-year on time graduation rate for Adams 12 Five Star Schools again increased for the Class of 2019 to its highest point ever.

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The district’s graduation rate reached 84.9* percent in 2019. The new mark is not only the district’s highest graduation rate since the state changed ...

A season of thanks

Monday, December 23, 2019 - 10:00am

Who do you want to thank after this semester?

As one season ends and another begins, we say thanks to those who have helped us along the way, who have gone above and beyond and those who have exemplified our district strengths of Care, Collaborate, Empower, Engage and Focus on Students.

Who deserves a thank you in your community? Take a look at a few thank you notes from the fall or read more here .

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Read the Five Star Journal Winter issue

Friday, December 13, 2019 - 4:30pm

The Five Star Journal highlights student & community success across the district

The Five Star Journal is a quarterly publication (October, December, March and May) of Adams 12 Five Star Schools. The Journal features news from our more than 50 schools, districtwide learning initiatives, tips for parents to support their students and much more. The families of our more than 39,000 students receive the Journal.

Stories you don’t want to miss:

It started as a ...

District outlines deadlines for 2020-2021 Choice process

Monday, December 2, 2019 - 12:30pm

Second round of Choice applications accepted through March 30, 2020

Last year, Adams 12 Five Star Schools received more than 4,500 Choice applications for the 2019-2020 school year. In accordance with the state’s open enrollment law, the district’s Choice program allows for students to apply to attend schools outside of their attendance area boundary.

Both in-district and out-of-district students can apply for Choice. Out-of-district Choice requests ...

How to know when inclement weather will impact school

Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 8:00am

Weather impacts to schools are communicated in multiple ways

Inclement weather can come at any time and Adams 12 Five Star Schools uses a variety of resources to determine if conditions exist that will impact schools.

The district closely monitors weather reports and road conditions and makes a decision regarding school on a daily basis between the following three options :

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District accredited with performance rating for fourth year

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 11:45am

Achieved greatest growth over time among districts with similar demographics

For the fourth consecutive year, Adams 12 Five Star Schools has been accredited as a Performance District, the second highest rating for school districts in the state of Colorado. The Five Star District earned 61.9 percent of framework points, an increase of nearly 5 percentage points since 2016 when the district received its first Performance rating.

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Five Star District celebrates gains in academic achievement

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 12:15pm

Growth rate exceeds state in both literacy and math

The recent release of academic achievement and growth scores on a variety of student assessments reflect Adams 12 Five Star Schools continued focus on elevating student success in every classroom, every day. Performance on statewide assessments in English language arts (ELA) and math; along with results on the PSAT and SAT exams demonstrate gains at all levels — elementary through high school ...