Updated on Thu, 06/25/2020 - 11:41am


No matter what your child's passions are or what unique learning opportunity they're looking for, there's a home for them in Adams 12 Five Star Schools. If you are starting your journey with us or transitioning from a different school, you are invited to discover all that our district has to offer to elevate your child's education. Make sure you understand your enrollment options and then find the best fit for your child.

NOTICE TO NEW FAMILIES : We are enrolling new students for the 2020-2021 school year during the COVID-19 closure. Please read below for instructions on our new virtual enrollment process.

NOTICE TO FAMILIES REGARDING REMOTE LEARNING OPTION: Adams 12 Five Star Schools will offer an online learning track in 2020-2021 for all families based on personal circumstance/preference. This online learning track is still being developed and additional details will be shared soon.  For all up-to-date information about planning for the 2020-2021 school year, including potential learning scenarios, an online learning track, timeline for determining plans, frequently asked questions and more visit www.adams12.org/onward.

Step 1: Understanding Your Enrollment Options

New to the district and need to enroll now?

In-district families who wish to attend their neighborhood boundary school can use our boundary locator to determine which school their student will attend.

Looking for a school outside your designated attendance boundary?

In-district families who wish to attend a school other than their boundary school and out-of-district families who wish to attend a Five Star District school can apply for admissions via the Choice Program during the specified timelines. Choice is closed for the 2019-2020 school year.  We are currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year.

Please Note: In extenuating circumstances in-district students can request a change of school assignment through the family-initiated school transfer process.  All schools are closed to school transfer requests during the COVID-19 closure.

Joining Adams 12 Five Star Schools from out of district?

Out-of-district families who wish to attend a school in the Five Star District can apply for admissions via the Choice program as family-initiated transfers are only available to in-district families.  Choice is closed for the 2019-2020 school year. We are currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year.

Step 2: Obtaining Enrollment Paperwork

Download the New Student Enrollment Form(s) listed below. You will need one Enrollment Packet per family for your first student and a Student Information Packet for each additional student.

New Student Enrollment Forms

Other Enrollment Forms and Information

Step 3: Completing Your Enrollment Paperwork

Complete your forms and gather the required documentation

Documentation needed includes: 

  • Parent/Guardian Photo ID
  • Child’s Birth Certificate
  • One Proof of Residence
  • Immunization Records
  • Previous school information (if applicable)

Please Note: Kindergartners must be 5 years old and first graders must be 6 years old on or before October 1. For exceptions, please see District Policy 5230

Please click here or refer to Page 2 of the Enrollment Packet for a more detailed list of documentation requirements.

Step 4: Submitting Your Enrollment Paperwork

For Elementary and Middle School students please email the completed enrollment packet and forms to Choice@adams12.org. Please call 720-972-4055 if you have any questions. 

If you are enrolling a new to Adams 12 High School Student please email your packet and forms to the appropriate Registrar below. 

Horizon High School Carolina.navarra@adams12.org

Legacy High School lena.m.fraley@adams12.org

Mountain Range High School shelley.l.newman@adams12.org

Northglenn High School amy.holton@adams12.org

Thornton High School gail.stech@adams12.org

See instructions (English) (Spanish) for submitting the enrollment packet and documents.




District neighborhood schools create a strong sense of community and belonging while offering a wide array of specialized programming and curriculum. The Five Star District is home to over 40 neighborhood schools, which offer:

  • Early childhood education, including tuition-based spots, and free full-day kindergarten
  • Engaging, rigorous curriculum including STEM Learning, Gifted and Talented programming and Integrated Arts 
  • Student supports to nurture academic and social development 


Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) based learning at STEM Lab and STEM Launch (both K-8 schools) and Northglenn High School

Arts-integration magnet school, The Studio School, where core subject areas are infused with the arts - drama, visual arts, music and dance - while maintaining high academic expectations. 

Gifted and talented magnet program at Hulstrom K-8 designed to meet the unique academic needs of gifted and advanced learners.

Each of our five comprehensive high schools offer specialized programming designed to challenge, enrich and excite students and also put them on the path to achieve post-secondary success.

The district’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) program, FutureForward, provides all district high school students with multiple pathways to a wide range of in-demand careers with competitive salaries. A second campus opening in the 2020-2021 school year will expand programming with Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Crime Scene Investigation.

The Five Star District is the authorizer of four charter schools, The New America School, Prospect Ridge Academy, Stargate School and Westgate Community School, which offer curriculum and programming ranging from Core Knowledge, Gifted and Talented and dropout recovery.

Enrollment Guide 2020-2021 School Year (English) (Spanish)
Enrollment Guide District Map (English) (Spanish)