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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 ...

Stay informed on Summer 2018 school bond improvements

Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 7:45am

Sign up to receive updates on bond projects

It's a busy summer in Adams 12 Five Star Schools with with more than a dozen construction, renovation or improvement projects happening across the district thanks to the success of the 2016 Bond Program. Sign up for bond updates to stay informed about how your investment is transforming our schools and facilities. Click here to sign up

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 ...

Online Check-in closes on August 12

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 4:00pm

Class schedules available starting Aug 3 for those who completed online check-in

For summer 2018, the online check-in process has expanded to all families with returning students districtwide. The online process makes it easier for parents to verify and update primary household information, confirm registration for the 2018-2019 school year, and sign important districtwide documents from the comfort of their home. Beginning June 11, all families with returning students ...

Schools share Points of Pride for the '17-18 School Year

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 12:30pm

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.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Arapahoe Ridge

Recipient of the Playworks Golden Ball for its excellent implementation of structures and routines outlined by the Playworks Recess Program. Fifth-grade student, Addison Ginthe, is the proud recipient of ...

Legislature restores some funding for K-12 education

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 12:15pm

Plan to shore up retirement system passes

The second regular session of the 71st General Assembly adjourned on May 9. Colorado school districts are on track for their most significant funding increase in years as the Legislature finished work on education finance bills for 2018-19.

Total program funding, the amount of state and local revenues allocated for basic school operating costs, is projected to be $7.08 billion in 2018- ...

Families provide valuable feedback to schools

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 5:00pm

Record number of parents participate in districtwide parent survey

In spring 2018, Adams 12 Five Star Schools families responded in record number to the 2017-18 Parent Engagement and Satisfaction Survey. Nearly 6,200 parents across the Five Star District participated in the online survey, representing more than 10 ethnicities.

View the 2017-18 Parent Engagement and Satisfaction Survey districtwide results Read the "Parent Guide to Understanding ...

Important: No school for students on April 27, 2018

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 1:45pm

Community message from Superintendent with additional information and logistics

Dear Five Star Community,

Adams 12 Five Star Schools will be closed for students on Friday, April 27, 2018 due to labor shortages.

The Colorado Education Association (CEA) is planning a statewide rally of educators at the Capitol on Friday, April 27, to advocate for greater state funding, and hundreds of teachers from Adams 12 Five Star Schools ...

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