Online Check-In for the 2019-2020 school year starts June 10

Monday, June 10, 2019 - 8:00am

All families with returning students must complete the online check process

Online check-in is the districtwide check-in process for families with returning students to any district school, elementary, K-8, middle or high school. The online process makes it easier for parents to verify and update primary household information, confirm registration for the 2019-2020 school year, and sign important districtwide documents from the comfort of their home. ...

Summer meal program starts June 3 at five locations

Friday, May 31, 2019 - 9:00am

Meals are free for youth ages 1 to 18, discounted rate for adults

2019 Summer meal programs are available at the following schools:

Arapahoe Ridge Elementary Monday-Friday June 3-July 12 Breakfast 9:00-9:30 am Lunch 10:45 am-12:30 pm

Coronado Hills Elementary Monday-Thursday June 3-July 11 8:30-9:00 am Lunch 10:45 am-12:30 pm

North Star Elementary Monday-Thursday June 3-July 11 8:30-9:00 am Lunch 10:45 am-12:30 pm


VIDEO: Student-Teacher Connection = Elevated Success

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 1:30pm

See how we lived this value and what it meant for student success

As we come to the end of another great year, we want to thank you for your partnership!

In Adams 12 Five Star Schools, we strive to elevate student success. As outlined in our strategic plan, ELEVATE, we value knowing all students by their name, strength and need.

As we finished out the school year, we caught up with three teachers and their students at each level ( ...

Employees of the year announced

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 5:00pm

Winners from four employee groups nominated by colleagues

How do we ELEVATE student success? By celebrating our amazing employees! Adams 12 Five Star Schools, in partnership with the District Twelve Educators Association (DTEA) and the Classified School Employees' Association (CSEA), announce the employees of the year for the Five Star District! We are proud of every employee in our community - and excited to announce those who colleagues have ...

Summer 2019 bond projects and improvements underway

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 10:00am

More than 30 projects to take place over the summer

Work has began on more than 30 construction and improvement projects planned for Summer 2019 as part of the ongoing 2016 Bond Program.

Projects include the start of construction on a second district Career and Technical Education Center campus; the completion of a two-year renovation of STEM Lab in Northglenn; larger second phases of work at Horizon and Northglenn high schools and ...

Superintendent's message on the 2019-2020 budget proposal

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 8:00am

Proposal prioritizes competitive pay, class size relief and school programs

Thanks to the support of state legislators who provided additional funding for education (projected to be almost $12 million annually for our district), and local voters who passed a $27 million mill levy override (Ballot Issue 5C) in November 2018, Adams 12 Five Star Schools will make the most significant investment in our schools in more than a decade.

My proposed budget for the ...

Schools share Points of Pride for the '18-19 School Year

Friday, May 17, 2019 - 12:15pm
School achievements highlighted by level

The following list of school achievements was compiled by schools that submitted a point of pride for the May issue of the Five Star Journal.


Arapahoe Ridge

Celebrated Arapahoe Ridge's 20th Anniversary. A 12 classroom expansion was completed in addition to renovations and upgrades to the existing building. Reached the ...

Legislature passes several bills to boost education funding

Friday, May 17, 2019 - 11:45am

Additional money put toward special education and to fund full-day kindergarten

As in many years at the Capitol, several important education bills came down to the last few days of the legislative session. May 3, 2019 marked the last day of the 120 day session. K-12 education saw many positive outcomes in terms of state funding that was appropriated by the Colorado Legislature.

SB 19-246 (Public School Finance) – This is the annual School Finance Act. ...

Governor signs bill funding free full-day kindergarten

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 8:30am

Five Star District expands full-day options for the 2019-2020 school year

The recent passage of House Bill 19-1262 makes it possible to offer full-day kindergarten for all families in the State of Colorado. Governor Jared Polis signed the bill on May 21, 2019.

In Adams 12 Five Star Schools, we strongly believe full-day kindergarten benefits the social and academic development of all our students, and we are excited for the opportunity to provide ...

Message from Superintendent Gdowski regarding recent tragedy

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 3:15pm

We are all affected, supporting one another is critical

Dear Five Star Community,

As a parent first and foremost, I, like all of you, have struggled with a range of reactions over the past 24 hours - from sadness, to anger, to the need to support my children in processing the unexplainable.

Many in the Five Star community know someone, either a staff member or student, who is a part of the STEM School ...