News

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.

New Online Employment Application Process Now Open

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 12:59pm

Applicants can now apply for district jobs with TeacherMatch

Adams 12 Five Star Schools launched TeacherMatch , a new online employment application system, on Monday, Feb. 29. TeacherMatch houses the application process for all employment groups — certified, classified, administrative, coaches and substitutes — and positions across the district’s 50 plus learning centers.

TeacherMatch includes enhanced features, like a mobile-friendly and easy- ...

Parent Engagement Survey Open

Friday, February 5, 2016 - 12:59pm

Parents and guardians asked to provide feedback to schools

Adams 12 Five Star Schools believes every parent and guardian plays a key role in the education of a child. One way the Five Star District measures student success is by understanding how satisfied and engaged parents are at the school and district level.

As part of a commitment to parent satisfaction, parents and guardians are asked to take a Parent Engagement and Satisfaction survey ...

District Graduation Rate Increases Six Percent

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 12:59pm

Adams 12 Five Star Schools outpaces state and narrows minority gaps

Adams 12 Five Star Schools has increased its four-year, on-time graduation rate more than 6 percent in five years, climbing to 80.1 percent* for the Class of 2015. This is also the fifth consecutive year the Five Star District has met or exceeded the state average, this year reported at 77.3 percent by the Colorado Department of Education.

Legacy High School had the highest graduation ...

District Counseling Team Honored

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 12:59pm

Team honored with ICAP Team award at State Board of Education meeting

The Five Star District's Counseling Leadership Team won the Colorado Department of Education’s Best District ICAP Team award. The group was recognized at the State Board of Education meeting on Jan. 13.

Each year, the Colorado Department of Education and the Office of Postsecondary Readiness honors those who best demonstrate a meaningful ICAP process (Individual, Career and Academic ...

Post-Secondary & Workforce Readiness

Friday, January 15, 2016 - 12:59pm

Students, parents and staff asked to complete survey

The Five Star District's Counseling Leadership Team asks all middle and high school students, parents and staff to complete a survey on post-secondary and workforce readiness. The results from this short, confidential survey will help Adams 12 Five Star Schools understand the knowledge and awareness of post-secondary and workforce readiness curriculum offered to students in the Five Star ...

2015-2016 Seniors to Take ACT

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 12:59pm

Juniors to take PSAT in preparation for transition to SAT in spring 2017

The Department of Education confirmed Jan. 11 that it has received approval to administer the ACT exam to high school juniors this year. The agreement will not change the selection committee’s unanimous decision to award College Board a five-year contract to administer the PSAT and SAT to Colorado’s 10th- and 11th-grade students. Under the agreement, this year’s 10th-graders will take the PSAT ...

Superintendents Call for Adequate Funding

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 12:59pm

Parents & community leaders gather to support call for adequate funding

Superintendent Chris Gdowski joined 166 other superintendents from across Colorado at the state capitol on Jan. 11 to call for adequate funding of public education. At the event, the Colorado Superintendents’ Advocacy for Adequate School Funding statement signed by 167 superintendents representing the majority of Colorado’s 860,000+ students was released.

Superintendents continue to ...

District Receives Budget Award

Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 12:59pm

Meritorious Budget Award recognizes excellence in budget planning

Adams 12 Five Star Schools was presented the Meritorious Budget Award from the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International for the Five Star District’s excellence in the preparation and issuance of its 2015-2016 budget.

The Meritorious Budget Awards program promotes and recognizes excellence in school budget presentation and enhances school business officials' skills ...

American Legion Honors Thornton High

Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 12:59pm

Thornton High School honored with Proud to be an American award

Thornton High School (THS) was recognized with the Colorado American Legion’s Proud to be an American Award on Thursday, Nov. 12. The Proud to be an American Award is presented annually to individuals or organizations that demonstrate patriotism for the “principles, rights and privileges” essential to Americans.

Thornton High School will receive the award for its annual Oral History ...

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