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District accredited with performance rating for fourth year

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 11:45am

Achieved greatest growth over time among districts with similar demographics

For the fourth consecutive year, Adams 12 Five Star Schools has been accredited as a Performance District, the second highest rating for school districts in the state of Colorado. The Five Star District earned 61.9 percent of framework points, an increase of nearly 5 percentage points since 2016 when the district received its first Performance rating.

Based on the recent state ...

Five Star District celebrates gains in academic achievement

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 12:15pm

Growth rate exceeds state in both literacy and math

The recent release of academic achievement and growth scores on a variety of student assessments reflect Adams 12 Five Star Schools continued focus on elevating student success in every classroom, every day. Performance on statewide assessments in English language arts (ELA) and math; along with results on the PSAT and SAT exams demonstrate gains at all levels — elementary through high school ...

Pearson's data breach has minimal impact on district

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 3:15pm

Pearson is one of the largest publishers of digital and print textbooks

You may have heard that Pearson, the publisher of print and digital textbooks, experienced a data breach affecting more than 13,000 schools and universities. Fortunately, Adams 12 Five Star Schools was minimally impacted. The Pearson system in question is AIMSweb 1.0, a system that monitors students’ academic progress ...

Board of Education cancels election for November

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 1:00pm

Three candidates elected for respective districts

On September 4, 2019 the Board of Education canceled the Nov. 2019 school board election and declared three candidates elected for their respective districts.

Lori Goldstein is a newly elected member of the board from Director District No. 1 and will serve a four-year term. Incumbent Jamey Lockley will serve a second four-year term as director for District 2. Incumbent Laura Mitchell ...

Back to School: Elevating Student Success

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 9:30am

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 2019-2020 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 ...

Parents encouraged to attend Back to School Bash on Aug. 10

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 3:30pm

Find resources to support your child's learning

Join us on August 10, 2019 for the annual Adams 12 Five Star Schools' "Back to School Bash"! Hosted by Student Engagement Initiatives, the bash provides needed resources to students in the Five Star District for the 2019-20 school year. Join us at the Five Star Stadium to find resources on online enrollment, transportation and even free backpacks!

DATE: Saturday, August 10, 2019 TIME ...

Online Check-In for 2019-20 school year closes Aug 11

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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