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Community approves Ballot Issue 5C

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 4:30pm

Additional funding will jump-start strategic plan priorities

Thank you! Thank you for investing in the students of Adams 12 Five Star Schools. As of the afternoon of Nov. 9, Ballot Issue 5C was passing with 56.20 percent voter approval, according to unofficial election results.

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 ...

Meet Tomas, Student at Silver Hills Middle

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 3:30pm

Faces of Five Star Schools

Meet Tomas , 8th grade student at Silver Hills Middle. We asked him a number of questions and here are five of his answers.

My favorite subject in school is gym because it challenges me to be my best self, and it pushes you to be better in school and in life. My favorite teacher in school was Ms. Taigen. She is an amazing teacher...she pushed you to be a better student. My favorite movie ...

District announces land purchase for new CTE campus

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 8:00am

Location in growing business corridor offers new partnership opportunities

Adams 12 Five Star Schools has purchased land to build a second Career and Technical Education (CTE) campus that will provide expanded career training opportunities for high school students in the center of the Denver metro-area’s fastest growing business corridor.

The district closed on an agreement Oct. 2 to purchase 10.05 acres of land at the southwest corner of the intersection of ...

District accredited with performance rating for third year

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 4:45pm

Rating continues to rise given gains in academic performance year-over-year

For the third consecutive year, Adams 12 Five Star Schools has been accredited as a Performance District. The recent state release of preliminary performance ratings for schools and districts show the Five Star District continues to make strong strides in the right direction.

The Five Star District received 63.2 percent of framework points, an increase of more than 6 percent ...

Board places $27 million mill levy override on Nov. ballot

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 4:45pm

Funding proposal will jumpstart district’s new strategic plan

View each school's investment plan.

On Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education approved the placement of a $27 million mill levy override (Ballot Issue 5C) on the November 2018 ballot. In addition to the local measure, the board passed a resolution in support of Amendment 73, the statewide education funding measure that would raise $60 million for ...

Meet three students in Adams 12 Five Star Schools

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 4:15pm

District sets goal to know students by name, strength and need

The district's strategic plan — ELEVATE — includes three high-level goals for Adams 12 Five Star Schools as it relates to student success. One of those goals is focused on knowing our students by their name, strength and need.

To start the 2018-2019 school year, we got to know three students — one at each level. #ELEVATEFiveStar

Name Strength Need Fall 2018

Video of Name ...

District celebrates gains in academic achievement

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 11:15am

Year-over-year proficiency in assessments meeting or exceeding state performance

The Five Star community has much to celebrate with the recent release of achievement and growth scores on a variety of student assessments. Performance on statewide assessments in English language arts and math; along with results on the PSAT and SAT exams demonstrate gains at all levels — elementary through high school.

Literacy proficiency continues to rise

This ...

Board of Education unanimously approves new strategic plan

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 4:45pm

Community-led plan to elevate student success

On Wednesday, August 15, 2018, the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education unanimously approved the ELEVATE strategic plan which will elevate student success for years to come.

ELEVATE is a process and a plan.

It was our year-long engagement process during the 2017-18 school year that brought together over 7,000 parents, community members, students and staff to develop a ...

Back to School: Building on Five Star Success

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 11:30am

Read Superintendent Chris Gdowski's welcome back letter

Adams 12 Five Star Schools’ nearly 5,000 teachers, school office staff, bus drivers, principals, counselors and more look forward to making your child’s 2018-2019 school year their best one yet. We are extremely thankful for the partnership and mutual trust we have with our community and are excited to build on our collective Five Star successes in the year ahead. Don't forget to visit our ...

Community asked to provide feedback on state of education

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 10:00am

Statewide survey through the Education Leadership Council

The Education Leadership Council (ELC) is a nonpartisan, multi-stakeholder council, created through executive order by Governor John Hickenlooper. The ELC and the many leaders involved with this effort are looking at the state of Colorado’s education system, asking the hard questions, and working passionately to create a level playing field for every student.

We are developing a ...

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