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District accredited with performance rating for third year

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 4:45pm

Rating continues to rise given gains in academic performance year-over-year

For the third consecutive year, Adams 12 Five Star Schools has been accredited as a Performance District. The recent state release of preliminary performance ratings for schools and districts show the Five Star District continues to make strong strides in the right direction.

The Five Star District received 63.2 percent of framework points, an increase of more than 6 percent ...

Board places $27 million mill levy override on Nov. ballot

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 4:45pm

Funding proposal will jumpstart district’s new strategic plan

View each school's investment plan.

On Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education approved the placement of a $27 million mill levy override (Ballot Issue 5C) on the November 2018 ballot. In addition to the local measure, the board passed a resolution in support of Amendment 73, the statewide education funding measure that would raise $60 million for ...

Meet three students in Adams 12 Five Star Schools

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 4:15pm

District sets goal to know students by name, strength and need

The district's strategic plan — ELEVATE — includes three high-level goals for Adams 12 Five Star Schools as it relates to student success. One of those goals is focused on knowing our students by their name, strength and need.

To start the 2018-2019 school year, we got to know three students — one at each level. #ELEVATEFiveStar

Name Strength Need Fall 2018

Video of Name ...

District celebrates gains in academic achievement

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 11:15am

Year-over-year proficiency in assessments meeting or exceeding state performance

The Five Star community has much to celebrate with the recent release of achievement and growth scores on a variety of student assessments. Performance on statewide assessments in English language arts and math; along with results on the PSAT and SAT exams demonstrate gains at all levels — elementary through high school.

Literacy proficiency continues to rise

This ...

Board of Education unanimously approves new strategic plan

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 4:45pm

Community-led plan to elevate student success

On Wednesday, August 15, 2018, the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education unanimously approved the ELEVATE strategic plan which will elevate student success for years to come.

ELEVATE is a process and a plan.

It was our year-long engagement process during the 2017-18 school year that brought together over 7,000 parents, community members, students and staff to develop a ...

Community asked to provide feedback on state of education

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 10:00am

Statewide survey through the Education Leadership Council

The Education Leadership Council (ELC) is a nonpartisan, multi-stakeholder council, created through executive order by Governor John Hickenlooper. The ELC and the many leaders involved with this effort are looking at the state of Colorado’s education system, asking the hard questions, and working passionately to create a level playing field for every student.

We are developing a ...

Schools share Points of Pride for the '17-18 School Year

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 12:30pm

School achievements highlighted by level

The following list of school achievements was compiled by schools that submitted a point of pride for the May issue of the Five Star Journal.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Arapahoe Ridge

Recipient of the Playworks Golden Ball for its excellent implementation of structures and routines outlined by the Playworks Recess Program. Fifth-grade student, Addison Ginthe, is the proud recipient of ...

Legislature restores some funding for K-12 education

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 12:15pm

Plan to shore up retirement system passes

The second regular session of the 71st General Assembly adjourned on May 9. Colorado school districts are on track for their most significant funding increase in years as the Legislature finished work on education finance bills for 2018-19.

Total program funding, the amount of state and local revenues allocated for basic school operating costs, is projected to be $7.08 billion in 2018- ...

Families provide valuable feedback to schools

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 5:00pm

Record number of parents participate in districtwide parent survey

In spring 2018, Adams 12 Five Star Schools families responded in record number to the 2017-18 Parent Engagement and Satisfaction Survey. Nearly 6,200 parents across the Five Star District participated in the online survey, representing more than 10 ethnicities.

View the 2017-18 Parent Engagement and Satisfaction Survey districtwide results Read the "Parent Guide to Understanding ...

Important: No school for students on April 27, 2018

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 1:45pm

Community message from Superintendent with additional information and logistics

Dear Five Star Community,

Adams 12 Five Star Schools will be closed for students on Friday, April 27, 2018 due to labor shortages.

The Colorado Education Association (CEA) is planning a statewide rally of educators at the Capitol on Friday, April 27, to advocate for greater state funding, and hundreds of teachers from Adams 12 Five Star Schools ...

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