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Community celebrates start of Cotton Creek construction

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 3:00pm

Bond-funded addition to open for 2018-19 school year

There was a buzz of excitement at Cotton Creek Elementary Dec. 19 stoked by the steady mechanical whir of construction equipment as construction officially got under way on a long-awaited expansion to the school.

Students, staff and community members gathered together for a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of construction on a two-story, 14,000 square-foot expansion to ...

Ceremony kicks off construction on Arapahoe Ridge expansion

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 2:00pm

Twelve classroom addition on way for 2018-19 school year

Dec. 18 was a day nearly 20 years in the making as Arapahoe Ridge Elementary students and staff celebrated the start of construction on an expansion project that will mean the end of mobile classrooms used since the school opened in 1998.

Construction is under way on an 18,000 square-foot addition to the Westminster elementary school. When it is finished for the start of the 2018-19 ...

Governor’s budget proposal calls for funding for schools

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 1:00pm

Joint Budget Committee will make final budget determinations in March 2018

The second regular session of the 71st Colorado General Assembly will convene on Jan. 10, 2018. Legislators have already started working on bills they’d like to introduce. The 2018 legislative session will fall on an election year and that will likely complicate the politics of the session.

Governor Hickenlooper is constitutionally required to submit a budget request each year on Nov. ...

Five Star Education Foundation awards over $100K in grants

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 12:30pm

Grant recipients will use funds to further equip students for success

This fall the Five Star Education Foundation awarded over $100,000 to Adams 12 Five Star Schools. The Foundation awarded over $45,000 for 17 grants to employees throughout the district as well as more than $62,000 to Bollman Technical Education Center (BTEC).

The Foundation created the Five Star Fund in 2014 to provide grants to district employees for programs and activities that go ...

Attendance boundaries announced for Thunder Vista P-8

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 4:30pm

New boundaries take effect for 2018-19 school year

Elementary and middle school attendance boundaries have been announced for the new Thunder Vista P-8 school. The new school, scheduled to open in Fall 2018, is being built in the Anthem community of Broomfield.

The new boundaries set designated attendance areas for students who will attend the new school and also includes some smaller boundary changes to existing school boundaries in ...

Approved Graduation Requirements for Class of 2021 & Beyond

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 9:30am

College and Career Readiness Demonstrations approved by the State

After extensive research, collaboration and community engagement, the Graduation Guidelines Committee presented three graduation requirement options to the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education (BOE) on May 3, 2017. Each of the options consisted of 23 required course credits as well as the added college and career readiness demonstrations which are new for the graduating class of 2021 ...

District earns scholarship from Center for Green Schools

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 2:00pm

Five Star Schools is one of five districts nationally to receive scholarship

Adams 12 Five Star Schools has been chosen by The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) as one of only five districts nationally and the only district in the state of Colorado to receive a School District Scholarship for the 2017-2018 school year.

“Being selected as a recipient of the USGBC Center for Green Schools School District Scholarship, is a great ...

Code Night brings families together for technology, fun

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 11:15am

Parents, students take on computer programming puzzles together

Families filed into the Eagleview Elementary gymnasium the night of Oct. 24 ready to take part in a first of its kind event for Adams 12 Five Star Schools.

The district’s Instructional Technology and Library Services Department teamed up with Eagleview staff to host its first Family Code Night, a district-wide event designed to bring parents and children together to complete their ...

Five Star District receives Meritorious Budget Award

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 11:00am

Selection marks district's commitment to fiscal integrity for 13th year

The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) awarded Adams 12 Five Star Schools its Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) for excellence in budget presentation during the 2017–2018 budget year. The Five Star District's receipt of this award for 13 years is a true reflection of its commitment to fiscal integrity.

The MBA promotes and recognizes excellence in school budget ...

What is ELEVATE?

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 4:15pm

How will you ELEVATE our schools?

How do we ELEVATE student success over the next five years?

It starts with you.

Adams 12 Five Star Schools has launched a year-long engagement process to help parents, community members, students and staff identify our core strengths, priorities, strategies and outcomes to develop a five-year strategic plan that will elevate student success in the Five Star District.

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