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Lawmakers still have decisions to make about school funding

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 3:30pm

Funding decisions hinge on March economic forecast

The 2018 Colorado Legislature has passed the halfway point of its 120-day session with no significant action thus far on major issues.

That’s not unusual – lawmakers traditionally leave the big decisions to the end. But legislators have been hard at work advancing routine measures and also eliminating lots of bills, including several related to education.

It’s been a slower- ...

Community support provides laundry facility for student use

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 1:00pm

Five Star Education Foundation grant enhances experience at Vantage Point

The Five Star Education Foundation, in partnership with Adams County contractors, community organizations and members, provides washer and dryer facilities at Vantage Point High School. Facility modifications and additions were made possible with an awarded grant through the Five Star Education Foundation’s Five Star Fund and community support. The Five Star Fund was created by the Foundation ...

College Bound Five Star Athletes

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 9:15am

Congratulations to all of our Five Star District athletes who signed letters of intent to continue their athletic careers and education in college.

HORIZON HIGH SCHOOL Mariah Lombardo - Volleyball - Bethany College Abree Karraker - Softball - Tyler Junior College Gianna Ball - Softball - Tyler Junior College Miranda Medrano - Softball - Trinidad State Junior College Kayla Kascak - ...

Superintendents propose modernized school finance formula

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 2:30pm

171 school districts sign on to proposed legislation

More than 170 superintendents, including Five Star Superintendent Chris Gdowski, representing 93 percent of Colorado's public school students have signed on to proposed legislation that would modernize the state's school finance formula. The current formula is more than two decades old and doesn't reflect the needs of students in the 21st century.

"The diverse needs of our students are ...

District outlines deadlines for 2018-2019 Choice process

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 1:45pm

March 30, 2018 marks deadline for second round of Choice

Last year, Adams 12 Five Star Schools received more than 4,000 Choice applications for the 2017-2018 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 ...

Legacy football player inspires after sustaining injury

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 10:45am

Student returns to school earlier than anticipated

On Oct. 3 during a Legacy High School football practice, sophomore Cameron Shelley (Cam) sustained an injury to his spinal cord resulting in loss of movement in his arms and legs. Cam was transported to Children’s Hospital where he and his family were informed that his injury, Central Cord Syndrome, would likely cause him to be hospitalized for several months.


Multiple schools earn academic achievement awards from state

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 3:15pm

Colorado Department of Education honors 12 schools in the Five Star District

Academic Performance State Award Celebrations - January 2018

Video of Academic Performance State Award Celebrations - January 2018

Adams 12 Five Star Schools is proud to announce that a record 12 schools have earned school performance awards from the Colorado Department of Education in three categories. The district surprised the schools with a celebration at their schools to honor ...