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District continues to elevate graduation rate beyond state

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 12:00pm

All district traditional high schools surpass state for second consecutive year

Adams 12 Five Star Schools four-year on-time graduation rate continues to rise, reaching 84.5 percent* for the Class of 2018. This is up more than 11 percentage points from 2010, making it the district’s highest graduation rate since the state changed how the rate is calculated. The Five Star District surpassed the state average of 80.7 percent, as reported by the Colorado Department of ...

AIPAC to host 10th annual pow wow

Friday, January 11, 2019 - 4:45pm

January 19, 2019 at 11:30 at Century Middle School

The American Indian Parent Advisory Committee (AIPAC) is hosting its 10th annual pow wow on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Century Middle School (1300 Lafayette Street, Thornton, Colorado 80241).

The grand entry begins at 11:30 a.m.

The Pow-Wow is a gathering to connect American-Indian families through traditions and dance. From live music to food and dances to ceremonies, the ...

Schools honored with academic achievement awards from state

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 11:45am

Eight schools earn awards from the Colorado Department of Education

Adams 12 Five Star Schools is proud to announce that eight schools have earned school performance awards from the Colorado Department of Education in three categories. Members of the district’s leadership team surprised each of the schools to recognize the hard work of staff and community to help students succeed academically in every classroom, every day.

CDE Awards Celebration 2018 ...

New Date! Students & Parents are invited to meet the author

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 9:45am

Former district employee Mary Louise Sanchez to share new novel

On Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, the Hispanic Advisory Council is sponsoring a meet-the-author night with local author, Mary Louise Sanchez. Her debut middle grade novel, “The Wind Called My Name”, was the 2016 recipient of Lee and Low Books New Visions Award.

Join us from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at STEM Launch (9450 N Pecos St, Thornton, CO 80260). The event is free and open to ...

Superintendent Chris Gdowski honored with prestigious award

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 12:15pm

Gdowski was named one of Metro Denver's Most Admired CEOs

It is with great honor that we announce that Superintendent Chris Gdowski was named one of Metro Denver’s Most Admired CEOs by the Denver Business Journal. Superintendent Gdowski is one of 15 executives honored out of over 100 nominations. Awardees were selected based on company success, civic engagement and innovation. He was honored among CEOs from such companies as Noodles & Company, Vail ...

Democrats to control both chambers and governor’s office

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 12:15pm

First regular session of the 72nd General Assembly convenes in January

The first regular session of the 72nd General Assembly convened Jan. 4, 2019.

Democrats lead both chambers of the Legislature, as well as the executive branch with the election of Governor Jared Polis. Democrats also regained control of all the statewide offices in Colorado.

Colorado school districts are on track for a funding increase in Governor Hickenlooper’s Fiscal Year ...

BTEC students lead coding activities for second-graders

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 2:30pm

"Hour of Code" part of district expansion of computer science education

Bollman Technical Education Center (BTEC) students from Bobbie Bastian's computer science classes lead a variety of computer science activities at four elementary schools throughout the week of December 3 as part of Computer Science Education Week's Hour of Code.

The "Buddy with BTEC" program is designed to give elementary students an opportunity to engage in computer science and ...

Substitute Teachers Needed

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 9:45am

Positions open immediately with flexible schedules

We need you to substitute teach! Adams 12 Five Star Schools is looking for more substitutes to help with teaching, paraprofessional work, clerical, etc.

Substitute teaching jobs are a great way to be involved with your school community and provide:

Increased competitive pay Flexible days and hours Meaningful work with students Training opportunities Pathways to teacher ...

District outlines deadlines for 2019-2020 Choice process

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 8:45am

Deadline for priority consideration is Jan. 31, 2019

Last year, Adams 12 Five Star Schools received more than 4,500 Choice applications for the 2018-2019 school year. In accordance with the state’s open enrollment law, the district’s Choice program allows for students to apply to attend schools outside of their attendance area boundary.

Both in-district and out-of-district students can apply for Choice. Out-of-district Choice requests ...

Community approves Ballot Issue 5C

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 4:30pm

Additional funding will jump-start strategic plan priorities

Thank you! Thank you for investing in the students of Adams 12 Five Star Schools. Ballot Issue 5C passed with 56.30 percent voter approval.

With your support, we are now able to jump-start the priorities outlined in our strategic plan ELEVATE that parents, students, staff and community members worked together to create.

Thank you for passing 5C

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