Hulstrom K-8 — a specialist in advanced academic education — is rooted in the belief of excellent instruction, rigorous academics and accelerated learning for all. With a focus on 21st-century skills and methodology, the school is consistently named one of the state’s top performing schools.
In Hulstrom’s two main programs, Advanced Academics and Gifted & Talented, students are challenged to master basic skills while they simultaneously develop critical-thinking and problem-solving. Hulstrom students learn how to utilize technology as an effective classroom tool with 1:1 BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). Curiosity, imagination and leadership are fostered through a variety of classroom and extended-learning activities, like robotics, Battle of the Books and more.
With this holistic approach to education, students leave Hulstrom equipped with the knowledge and skills to be successful lifelong learners.
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Families with students wishing to attend Hulstrom K-8 will need to apply for admission by using the district’s Schools of Choice Program. The 1st round of choice opens on December 1st and closes on the last business day in January. Applications will be available online through the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Choice website and/or at the school.
All potential kindergarten students will go through a kindergarten readiness screening. Screening will be scheduled by Hulstrom after a Choice application is submitted. If the screening determines that Hulstrom is an appropriate placement, the student will be considered for admission. Based on the screening results, students will be selected for the Gifted and Talented Program or the Advanced Academic Program (both programs are academically very rigorous and are explained in more detail below). Once the kindergarten screening is complete, students are selected by lottery and space availability. Applicants for the upper grades will be screened using their school records and other pertinent information. For all levels, siblings who qualify to attend Hulstrom will be given priority.
Kindergarten is a full-day program. The Hulstrom kindergarten is considered highly rigorous, and the expectation is on academics. We challenge our students beyond what a traditional school will and the expectation for parental involvement reflects this.