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District outlines deadlines for 2020-2021 Choice process

Monday, December 2, 2019 - 12:30pm

Deadline for priority consideration is Jan. 31, 2020

Last year, Adams 12 Five Star Schools received more than 4,500 Choice applications for the 2019-2020 school year. In accordance with the state’s open enrollment law, the district’s Choice program allows for students to apply to attend schools outside of their attendance area boundary.

Both in-district and out-of-district students can apply for Choice. Out-of-district Choice requests ...

Countdown to Kindergarten

Monday, November 25, 2019 - 1:30pm

Learning the ins and outs of starting kindergarten

Parents of 2020-2021 kindergartners in Adams 12 Five Star Schools are invited to an informational fair to learn the ins and outs of attending school:

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Come anytime between 5:00 p.m and 7:00 p.m. Hosted at the Educational Support Center located at 1500 E 128th Avenue, Thornton, CO 80241.

This event will provide opportunities to learn about the district ...

Exploring alternative bell schedules

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 8:30am

Learn about bell schedule scenarios for 2020-21 and provide feedback

Studies regarding insufficient amounts of sleep in adolescents have caused many school districts across the country to consider adjusting bell schedules. The research suggests later start times for students in grades 6-12 would result in healthier adolescent students and increased academic performance over time.

While our district acknowledges this research, our goal is to first ...

You're invited to a conversation about our focus on safety

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 8:00am

On Nov. 6 the web of safety series focuses on social-emotional learning & safety

On Nov. 6 the Board of Education will host a community conversation about the district’s focus on Social-Emotional Learning and Safe Schools. As part two of the two-part “web of safety” series, the conversation will highlight social-emotional learning curriculum, supports and staff at all grade levels; and mental health supports in Adams 12 Five Star Schools.*

WHEN : November 6 from ...

How to know when inclement weather will impact school

Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 8:00am

Weather impacts to schools are communicated in multiple ways

Inclement weather can come at any time and Adams 12 Five Star Schools uses a variety of resources to determine if conditions exist that will impact schools.

The district closely monitors weather reports and road conditions and makes a decision regarding school on a daily basis between the following three options :

All schools/offices are Open : All ...

New logo represents CTE programming in Five Star District

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 1:00pm

FutureForward logo unveiled following community input and feedback

After a year-long engagement process, Adams 12 Five Star Schools is excited to reveal the new logo to represent Career and Technical Education (CTE) programming in the district.

We had nearly 2,000 responses to our survey earlier this month and it was very clear what the preferred logo was out of the five we presented. Out of the five options, 55 percent of respondents ...

Mountain Range teacher named Colorado Teacher of the Year

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 10:30am

Hilary Wimmer named from seven finalists across the state

Hilary Wimmer, Career and Technical Education Instructional Leader, DECA Advisor and High School of Business coordinator at Mountain Range High School, was named the Colorado Department of Education Teacher of the Year for the state of Colorado at a surprise assembly at her school on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.

For more information, visit the Teacher of the Year page through the ...

Fall into the Five Star Journal's October issue

Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 4:00pm

The Five Star Journal highlights student & community success across the district

The Five Star Journal is a quarterly publication (October, December, March and May) of Adams 12 Five Star Schools. The Journal features news from our more than 50 schools, districtwide learning initiatives, tips for parents to support their students and much more. The families of our more than 39,000 students receive the Journal.

Stories you won’t want to miss in this issue: ...

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 5

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 11:30am

District policy outlines parameters on political and campaign matters

As we draw closer to Election Day, Nov. 5, it’s important to keep in mind the legal parameters involved in election matters.

District Policy 8500 , “Political and Campaign Matters,” outlines the expectations for employees and community members.

There is a specific protocol for the distribution of political and campaign literature on school grounds. While this is ...

Legislators keep busy before next session

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 11:30am

Interim committees tackle safety and school finance

The Colorado State Legislature has spent its time between legislative sessions addressing two very profound issues relating to K-12 public schools. The first of which is the school finance interim committee, which is charged with reviewing the state’s formula for funding public education in Colorado. The second is the School Safety Committee, which is charged with reviewing existing statutes ...

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