The Plan

Updated on Tue, 03/19/2019 - 3:27pm

The PLan

From telling stories about what we already do well to dreaming about our future, we built upon our recent success as part of the ELEVATE process during the 2017-18 school year. 

Vision

Adams 12 Five Star Schools is a caring, inclusive and engaging district which exists so the students it serves can attain the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue the future of their choosing and are equipped to navigate and thrive in our rapidly changing world.

Mission

To engage and inspire all students to innovate, achieve and succeed in a safe environment by ensuring high quality instruction in every classroom, every day.

Strengths

At Adams 12 Five Star Schools, we:

  • Care
  • Collaborate
  • Empower
  • Engage
  • Focus on Students

Tell Your Own Story: Share your own strength story about a teacher, colleague, student or community! 

Focus Areas

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21st CENTURY LEARNERS
Students collaborate, think critically, problem-solve and are digitally literate to thrive in today’s ever-changing world.

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DIVERSE LEARNING
Students receive engaging learning experiences and the focused-attention they need through appropriate student-to-staff ratios and varied programming.

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OUTSIDE-THE-CLASSROOM LEARNING
Students have multiple learning opportunities outside the traditional classroom providing various pathways to success.

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SAFE SCHOOLS
Student learning is supported by providing a safe and secure environment.

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SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING
Students are provided innovative social-emotional programming and practices across all schools.

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WORLD-CLASS STAFF
Staff is compensated, supported and trained to foster student success and family partnerships.

Goals

The six focus areas drive the plan to achieve the following three goals:

Student Achievement Climate & Culture Social-Emotional Well-Being
  • ​Raise achievement levels for all students and and close gaps for groups of students
  • Increase graduation rate while increasing rigor
  • Outperform peer districts
  • Students, parents and staff take pride in and feel connected to the district’s positive culture

  • Know every student by name, strength and need

View the ELEVATE overview flyer: English | Spanish

Refining the Tactics

Working through the community-determined focus areas, details and action items for each focus area were refined at the ELEVATE Summit in April 2018 and refined by district staff. In June 2018, the ELEVATE Core Team presented the refined tactics within each focus area to the Board of Education.

>>Read the full plan (powerpoint version)!

*Look for an ELEVATE poster in your school and the printable plan coming soon!

Prioritized Investments

In its commitment to “move from steps to strides”, the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education prioritized a series of investments aligned to ELEVATE, the community’s new strategic plan for our schools. Thanks to the support of the Five Star community, Ballot Issue 5C was passed on November 6, 2018. The Ballot Issue represents a $27 million funding measure to jump-start priorities identified through ELEVATE. Read more about the prioritized investements.