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Schools share Points of Pride for the '18-19 School Year

Friday, May 17, 2019 - 12:15pm
School achievements highlighted by level

The following list of school achievements was compiled by schools that submitted a point of pride for the May issue of the Five Star Journal.


Arapahoe Ridge

Celebrated Arapahoe Ridge's 20th Anniversary. A 12 classroom expansion was completed in addition to renovations and upgrades to the existing building. Reached the ...

Legislature passes several bills to boost education funding

Friday, May 17, 2019 - 11:45am

Additional money put toward special education and to fund full-day kindergarten

As in many years at the Capitol, several important education bills came down to the last few days of the legislative session. May 3, 2019 marked the last day of the 120 day session. K-12 education saw many positive outcomes in terms of state funding that was appropriated by the Colorado Legislature.

SB 19-246 (Public School Finance) – This is the annual School Finance Act. ...

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 ...

Seven high school educators receive statewide recognition

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 10:00am

Recipients receive Teacher Recognition Award from The Boettcher Foundation

On April 2, 2019, The Boettcher Foundation announced a group of standout Colorado teachers from across the state for their impact and dedication to students. Adams 12 Five Star Schools is proud to be home to seven of this year's Teacher Recognition Award recipients. The seven recognized educators come from five of the district's high schools:

Dave Cialone — Horizon High School Brian ...

Family-School Relationships Survey

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 8:30am

Your opinion matters!

Thank you for taking the annual Family-School Relationships Survey. Your feedback will 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 and goals in our new strategic plan, ELEVATE , so we encourage you to provide valuable ...

Meet Shelby, Director of Bands at Rocky Top Middle

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 11:00am

Faces of Five Star Schools

Shelby Carne , Director of Bands at Rocky Top Middle School. We asked her a number of questions and here are five of her answers.

In college I studied in Salzburg, Austria and played trombone in an Austrian Brass Band. My favorite thing to do outside of work is ski. My favorite childhood memory is going to Lake Champlain in Vermont with my family every summer. If a genie granted me three ...

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 ...

Schools honored with academic achievement awards from state

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 11:45am

Eight schools earn awards from the Colorado Department of Education

Adams 12 Five Star Schools is proud to announce that eight schools have earned school performance awards from the Colorado Department of Education in three categories. Members of the district’s leadership team surprised each of the schools to recognize the hard work of staff and community to help students succeed academically in every classroom, every day.

CDE Awards Celebration 2018 ...

2019-20 Five Star Leadership Academy applications now open

Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 11:30pm

Parents and community members encouraged to apply by May 13, 2019

Five Star Leadership Academy

Video of Five Star Leadership Academy

Want to learn more about how public schools are funded? How we choose curriculum? How we keep your kids safe? How to get involved to help better education in your community?

Parents and community members are invited to apply for the 2018-19 Five Star Leadership Academy cohort.

The Five Star ...