Supports for LGBTQ+ Students

Updated on Tue, 10/12/2021 - 1:37pm

In Adams 12 Five Star Schools: 

  • All students and staff in our schools deserve to be treated with dignity and respect regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, country of origin, disability, or religion.

  • Our classrooms and schools should be a safe and welcoming place for everyone.

  • We respect that families and students might have differing points of view on a variety of topics. No matter what, we expect students and staff to treat each other with dignity.

  • We honor our students’ gender identities, which includes respecting their pronouns, name use, and gender expression.

Adams 12 Five Star Schools believe that every student has the right to a safe, supportive and LGBTQ+ inclusive environment.  We work to create safe schools that support LGTBQ+ and gender expansive youth.  Adams 12 recognizes gender identity, sexual orientation, and sex-assigned at birth as complex, contextual, highly individual, and rooted in lived experiences.

The commitment to this work reflects the district’s commitment to care, collaborate, empower and engage with students, families and the larger Adams 12 community.  Our work is anchored in Adams 12 policies, which are rooted in State and Federal law.

District Policies

District policies are rooted in state and federal law as well as input from LGBTQ+ students

  • District Policy 8400 & 8410: Nondiscrimination  

  • District Policy 5110 Bullying/Harassment

Below are some external resources you can to refer to when talking with your children: