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High School Focus Programs

Adams 12 Five Star Schools offers a variety of choices for quality, advanced academic programming at each of its high schools. 

All incoming 9th graders who reside within the Five Star District boundaries are eligible to apply for any of the programs below, regardless of their attendance are a boundaries. Learn more about the focus programs at each high school, how to apply and note important dates below. 

High School of Business

Business, economics and global language

Accelerated college program that prepares students to be leaders and competitors in our 21st Century Workplace and in our global society. The program prepares students to work in business and economics while working towards fluency in a World Language. 

Program at Mountain Range High School


Dual enrollment earning college credit (up to 21 credits)

Opportunity to earn college credits through AP coursework and exams


International Baccalaureate (IB)

Globally focused education

Program exposes students to a rigorous, comprehensive global education while preparing students for a series of exams as juniors & seniors that can enable them to get up to a year's worth of university credit. This is an open enrollment program to support any learner who is looking for an academic challenge.

Program at Thornton High School


International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme and up to a year of college credits.


Legacy 2000

Development of STEM and communications skills

Rigorous four-year program designed to develop the tangible and intangible skills and experiences that prepare students for a career involving mathematics, science and technology.

Program at Legacy High School


Opportunity to earn college credits through AP coursework and exams

Online Academy

Expanded Virtual Model

Provides students with the opportunity to engage in a flexible, rigorous, and engaging learning experience right at a student's fingertips. Our expanded virtual model includes weekly face-to-face virtual classes, virtual and in-person learning labs/tutoring, and optional in-person enrichment activities.

Program at Five Star Online Academy


Opportunity to earn college credits through AP coursework and exams



Computer information systems (CIS)

Program is an innovative partnership between Adams 12 Five Star Schools, Front Range Community College (FRCC), and Lumen Technologies where students are able to earn a free associates degree in Computer Information Systems.

Program at Northglenn High School


Graduate with an industry-recognized associate degree in CIS

Opportunity to earn college credits through AP coursework and exams


SOAR Honors

21st century leadership and civic engagement

A four year, individualized and comprehensive program designed to enlighten, enrich and excite students and prepare leaders for success after high school. The SOAR program provides structure and support for high achieving students to prepare for college leadership.

Program at Horizon High School


Earn college credits through AP coursework and exams



Biotechnology or engineering

A student-centered environment rich in questioning and inquiry, where students have frequent opportunities to apply engineering design and problem-solving processes to authentic, contextual problems.

Program at Northglenn High School


Opportunity to earn college credit for engineering program courses

Important Dates

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