Updated on Thu, 08/05/2021 - 4:00pm
Experience the Five Star difference

With more than 38,000 students, the Five Star District offers the benefits of a large district with a close-knit feel. That’s reflected in the numerous opportunities for students, staff and parents at any of our 50 plus unique learning centers. We take pride in our job and in making a meaningful difference in each child’s life.

What's it like to work in the Five Star District?  Review our Recruitment BrochureExperience the Five Star Difference

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 Carrie Lachermeier, BASE Operations Manager -

Why Adams 12?  "I began working in Adams 12 when I was a high school student at Northglenn High School. Throughout graduation, college, marriage, and three children, I remained in Adams 12. It was not until the tenth year that I realized just how fortunate I was. I had established a rewarding career in Adams 12, where I was given the opportunity to support students and families by providing quality after school programs, recognizing their vital role in our community."

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 Jenise Wagner, Free and Reduced Coordinator - 

What do you enjoy about working for Adams 12?  "That no matter what department or program you work for in Adams 12 we are all here for the same thing.  Providing what is necessary for our students to receive a good education, whether you are the Superintendent, Executive Director, teacher, lunch lady, custodian, or bus driver we all have something to provide for our Adams 12 Students.  I enjoy working with our Five Star Staff, Students and Community."

To get started: Apply for a job or browse openings.

Commitment to Excellence

Just as the Five Star District remains committed to seeing its students grow, the district also wants to support the professional development of its over 4,400 certified, classified and administrative staff.

Vision - Adams 12 Five Star Schools 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.

Strategic Plan - Read about our strategic plan called ELEVATE

How will you ELEVATE student success?

Recent News

Community-driven strategic plan released

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 9:00am

Plan to elevate student success for years to come.

We asked staff members how they will ELEVATE student success this year. Watch below to hear what they said!

How will you ELEVATE student success?

Video of How will you ELEVATE student success?

View the video with Spanish subtitles .

ELEVATE, our community-created strategic plan, is complete and we are well on our way to implementing the initiatives dreamed-up by our ...

Community approves Ballot Issue 5C

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 10:45am

Additional funding will jump-start strategic plan priorities

Thank you! Thank you for investing in the students of Adams 12 Five Star Schools. Ballot Issue 5C passed with 56.30 percent voter approval.

With your support, we are now able to jump-start the priorities outlined in our strategic plan ELEVATE that parents, students, staff and community members worked together to create.

Thank you for passing 5C

This additional ...