Alternative Educational Options
We understand that a traditional middle and high school settings do not work for every students. Adams 12 Five Star Schools has alternative programs that will hopefully meet your needs.
Crossroads Middle School is an alternative middle school that offers an individualized, student-centered, success oriented, grades 6-8 program that is designed to increase academic success. Crossroads provides alternative education for students to meet their academic and affective needs. The programs of Crossroads Alternative School share a philosophy that seeks to educate and treat all students with dignity and respect, while emphasizing personal accountability in every aspect of their lives. Through this, we provide the necessary skills to assume their current and future responsibilities as individual students, citizens in the community, and members of the work force.
At Pathways, students are provided opportunities to learn through digital content and through direct and one-on-one instruction. We work with older students who attend school for approximately 3.5 hours per day, during morning, afternoon, or evening sessions. and then also spend between 12 and 15 hours per week working on online curriculum outside of the school. There are three education programs offered at Pathways Future Center School: Traditional Adams 12 Diploma, Competency Based Adams 12 Diploma, and Credit Recovery classes.
Vantage Point High School is an alternative high school that offers an individualized, student-centered, success oriented 9-12 program designed to serve students who are at risk of not graduating. It is focused on increasing student achievement and personal and academic success through mutual respect, positive peer pressure, affective support systems, a focus on safety, and an emphasis on the tenants of the 6 P's, Attending skills and District 12 traits. Strict attendance and a focus on learning are the main principles that guide us. Most classes are multi-grade level.
Gateway to College at Front Range Community College
The Gateway to College program allows you to earn your high school diploma and college credits, too, all while taking classes on the Front Range Community College, Westminster campus. The program covers tuition and books for up to 12 credits per semester, while students pay their student fees. Students eligible for the program are 16-20 years old, dropped out or at-risk of dropping out, behind in credits, able to receive a high school diploma by your 21st birthday, and reading English at the 8th grade level or higher.
High School Equivalency Exams
GED (General Educational Development)
HiSET (High School Equivalency Test)
TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion)