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Celebrating the Class of 2024 accomplishments

  • Student Achievement
Celebrating the Class of 2024 accomplishments

As we near the end of another school year, we are reminded that reaching graduation is a true testament of not only students’ hard work, but that of the families, teachers and community members who helped them gain the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a future of their choosing.

We can see the success of this educational teamwork as we celebrate our more than 2600 graduates this spring. The Class of 2024 has a bright future ahead of them, with nearly 84 percent of graduates saying they’ve decided on their post-secondary plans - some off to college, and others starting their careers or joining one of the U.S. Military branches. 

Below represents only a few of the honors from the Class of 2024 – congratulations to each and every graduate for their accomplishments during their time at Five Star Schools!

College Pathway

The class of 2024 received more than $49.9 million in scholarships as a recognition of their dedication and hard work. These scholarship dollars represent both full and partial academic or athletic scholarships for a large number of graduates. Below are a few of the many scholarship honors:

Two Five Star Students named 2024 Boettcher Scholars
The Boettcher Foundation recognizes Colorado's top students by providing them with the funds to attain an excellent in-state education and access to additional opportunities to enrich their time in college and beyond. Congratulations to our 2024 Boettcher Scholars:

  • Ismael Triana, Vantage Point High School

  • Gilkah Arguets, Northglenn High School 

Three Five Star Students named 2024 Daniels Scholars
Daniels Scholars are selected from the four-state region of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming for demonstrating exceptional character, leadership and a commitment to serving their community. Congratulations to our 2024 Daniels Scholars:

  • Devon Meisner, Mountain Range High School

  • Sarah Thornton, Mountain Range High School

  • Julionna Sandoval, Thornton High School

Aim for the Stars Scholarship awarded to 22 students across district high schools
Aim for the Stars Scholarship is a multi-year scholarship in collaboration with Adams County and Adams 12 Five Star Schools. Each recipient will receive more than $22K over 4 years, more than $5K per school year. Congratulations to this year’s recipients.

Military Pathway

A number of graduates shared an interest in pursuing military service and plan to enlist in one of the six U.S. military branches - Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy and Space Force - after high school. 

Congratulations to Gavin Carter, graduate from Stargate Charter School who received a prestigious appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Career Pathway

The class of 2024 has 200 students who report they will enter directly into the workforce, and 89 students report they are going into an apprenticeship or on-the-job training opportunity. These include jobs in the fields of diesel, construction, welding, medical services, firefighting, business/marketing, engineering and more.

Other notable accomplishments:

  • 932 industry certifications earned by 254 graduating seniors through FutureForward, the district’s career and technical education program. Industry certificates measure competency in an occupation, and they validate the knowledge base and skills that show mastery in a particular industry. 

  • 162 students from the district’s comprehensive high schools were awarded a Seal of Biliteracy. The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given in recognition of students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation. 

  • 14 graduates accepted into Teacher Recruitment Education and Preparation Program (TREP), the state's educator career pathway for future educators. The TREP program creates the opportunity for qualified students in an educator career pathway to concurrently enroll in postsecondary courses and earn college credit at no tuition costs to them or their families, for up to two years after the 12th grade year.

  • 51 graduates were named Path4Ward Grant recipients. The Path4Ward program allows students from low-income households who graduate early to receive scholarships to pursue college classes, workforce training, or other certificate programs to prepare for life after graduation.

  • 62 graduates, up from 12 the previous year, were accepted into the Accelerating Students through Concurrent Enrollment (ASCENT) program. ASCENT is a fifth-year high school program that allows students to participate in concurrent enrollment the year after 12th grade, to enroll in postsecondary courses and earn college credit at no tuition cost to them or their families. 

  • 44 FutureForward graduates received an invitation to their respective Career and Technical Student Organizations’ (CTSO) National Competition. These 44 graduates represented four of the district’s comprehensive high schools, one district charter and the district’s two FutureForward campuses. The CTSO’s include: DECA; Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA); Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA); HOSA Future Health Professionals; SkillsUSA; Technology Student Association

  • 8 graduates were named 2024 candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The students graduated from Horizon High School, Legacy High School and Stargate Charter School.

  • 16 students from Northglenn High School’s P-TECH program graduated with their high school diploma and an industry-recognized associates degree in Computer Information Systems from Front Range Community College. This year the program saw its largest graduating class since it began. P-TECH is an innovative partnership between Adams 12 Five Star Schools, Front Range Community College and Lumen.