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Schools share Points of Pride for the '17-18 School Year

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 12:30pm

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.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Arapahoe Ridge

Recipient of the Playworks Golden Ball for its excellent implementation of structures and routines outlined by the Playworks Recess Program. Fifth-grade student, Addison Ginthe, is the proud recipient of ...

Legislature restores some funding for K-12 education

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 12:15pm

Plan to shore up retirement system passes

The second regular session of the 71st General Assembly adjourned on May 9. Colorado school districts are on track for their most significant funding increase in years as the Legislature finished work on education finance bills for 2018-19.

Total program funding, the amount of state and local revenues allocated for basic school operating costs, is projected to be $7.08 billion in 2018- ...

Northglenn High School Principal earns prestigious award

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 4:45pm

Sharee Blunt named 2018 Colorado High School Principal of the Year

Adams 12 Five Star Schools is proud to announce that Northglenn High School Principal Sharee Blunt has earned the 2018 High School Principal of the Year award for the state of Colorado. The district celebrates Blunt and her dedicated staff for receiving this prestigious honor from the Colorado Association of School Executives (CASE), in conjunction with the Colorado Association of ...

Riverdale Elementary Principal earns national honor

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 9:00am

Kristin Golden named 2018 Colorado Distinguished Principal of the Year

Riverdale Elementary principal, Kristin Golden, earned the prestigious National Distinguished Principal of The Year award for the state of Colorado on Feb. 1, 2018. The National Distinguished Principals (NDP) program was established in 1984 to recognize elementary and middle level principals who ensure children acquire a sound foundation for lifelong learning and achievement. Principals who ...

District graduation rate rises to 84.4 percent

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 11:15am

All district comprehensive high schools surpass the state average

Adams 12 Five Star Schools four-year on-time graduation rate continues to rise, reaching 84.4 percent* for the Class of 2017. That’s 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 79 percent, as reported by the Colorado Department of ...