The Need

Updated on Thu, 03/09/2017 - 9:47am
The Need

Throughout Adams 12 Five Star Schools, we strive to engage and inspire students at every level. From teachers to nurses and custodians to bus drivers, we work together to prepare students to thrive in our rapidly changing world.

But limited funding challenges our potential and overcrowded schools in need of repair hinder our mission to provide a high-quality education in every classroom, every day.

Aging Buildings

The average age of our buildings is 30 years.

Aging Buildings Graph

What is deferred maintenance?

Building components that are past their service life such as furnaces, roofs, sewers, etc. Our facilities team uses a complex system to analyze every building in the district and determine their facility condition rating. We used this rating to create facility scorecards sent to parents in May 2016 to help explain the need in each school. 

Career & Technical Education

These opportunities prepare students for in-demand careers in fields such as skilled trades, technology services, healthcare, advanced manufacturing, etc.

Career & Tech Infographic

Overcrowding

Past and future growth in student enrollment cannot be met with existing facilities.

Overcrowding Infographic

Recent News

Welding students playing role in new CTE campus construction

Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 9:00am

Bollman students building welding booths for new campus

Construction is continuing on the new FutureForward at Washington Square campus, expected to open in the 2020-2021 school year.

And, while construction workers are helping the new campus in Thornton take shape, welding students at the existing Bollman Technical Education Center are getting to play an important role in the construction process and putting their welding skills to work ...

Walls go up on FutureForward campus construction

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 8:45am

New CTE campus expected to open in 2020-21 school year

Construction on the FutureForward at Washington Square took a large, visible step forward in November.

The 67 massive, pre-cast concrete panels for the high-bay learning spaces that will house diesel automotive, welding and construction programs were installed throughout the month of November. Construction in the month of December will included the pouring of concrete slabs and the ...