News

Learn how the district is funded

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 3:01pm

Make sense of the state and district funding challenges we face.

As many in the district may know, Colorado continues to struggle in terms of adequately funding education. This school year alone, the Five Star District has received almost $1,000 less per student as a result of funding cuts from the state that started in 2010. These operating dollars go toward attracting and keeping the best teachers, offering students a robust curriculum with specialized ...

Five Star Needs Survey and Telephone Town Hall

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 1:49pm

We want to hear from you!

Throughout Adams 12 Five Star Schools, we strive to engage and inspire students at every level. From teachers to nurses and accountants to bus drivers, we work together to prepare students to thrive in our rapidly changing world.

But limited funding challenges our potential and hinders our mission. It doesn’t have to be this way. With your support, we can make K-12 education — and our ...

District Addresses Instructional Time Lost Due to Snow Days

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 5:14pm

Solution does not require extending the school year

As you may have expected, due to the four snow days taken this year, our district will be adjusting the elementary school calendar to ensure we are in compliance with the state-required minimum instructional time. Rather than adding instructional days to the end of the current school year, we have found a solution that we believe is much less disruptive to our elementary students and families ...

Adams County Scholarship Fund - Scholarships for Seniors

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 5:13pm

Students are encouraged to apply by 3:00 p.m. on April 15

The Adams County Scholarship Fund is a multiyear scholarship worth $5,050.00 per year and is renewable for up to four years. The scholarship award will be divided evenly between the fall and spring semesters.

This multiyear scholarship application is for Adams 12 Five Star Schools students who meet the following criteria:

Scheduled to graduate from a Five Star District High School ...

Mountain Range Selected MBA Research High School of Business

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 5:09pm

Students able to earn college credits with Front Range Community College and Uni

Mountain Range High School (MRHS) has been named a distinguished ‘High School of Business’ and as an MBA Research High School of Business. MBA Research , a national nonprofit education foundation, provides curriculum and instructional tools to select high schools across the nation in order to prepare students for post-secondary degree paths in business.

Through MBA Research’s High ...

District Seeks Input on Selection of Instructional Materials

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 5:04pm

Resources available for review March 15 through March 29

Adams 12 Five Star Schools invites parents and community members to provide feedback as it prepares to seek approval from the Board of Education regarding the adoption of instructional materials in the content areas of Elementary Literacy, High School Mathematics, and Middle and High School World Language.

The resources being considered for adoption for Literacy include Mondo, American ...

Northglenn High to Offer Free Assoc Applied Science Degree

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 4:20pm

First in metro Denver to offer early college

About 65 current eighth-graders in Adams 12 Five Star Schools will make history with the 2016-2017 school year as they become the inaugural class of metro Denver’s first early college opportunity through Northglenn High School’s P-TECH 9-14 model (Pathways in Technology Early College High School).

In 2015, Governor Hickenlooper signed the P-TECH bill into law (HB 15-1270). P-TECH is ...

Experience the Five Star Difference

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 11:24am

Join the nearly 39,300 students who call the Five Star District home

Located just seven miles north of downtown Denver, Adams 12 Five Star Schools is close to the conveniences of a major city center yet far enough to offer the quiet of the suburbs. The five stars represent the five unique communities the district serves: Broomfield, Federal Heights, Northglenn, Thornton and Westminster.

Our mission is to engage and inspire all students to innovate, ...

February is Career & Technical Education Month

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 11:21am

Superintendent Chris Gdowski has designated February 2016 as Career and Technical Education Month.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) readies students for the competitive and dynamic 21st-century workplace. CTE equips students with skills that prepare for a career or postsecondary education. Through CTE programs, students are able to explore career opportunities, empowering them to ...

Board Elects New Officers

Monday, March 7, 2016 - 4:17pm

Plomer elected Board President

The Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education elected new officers at its regular meeting on Dec. 2. Kathy Plomer was elected Board President, Laura Mitchell was elected Board Vice President and Norm Jennings was appointed Board Secretary.

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