North Star Elementary is a safe, vibrant school community where students and staff thrive and seek opportunities to expand their knowledge and perspective through critical and innovative thinking.
The school works to maintain high expectations for all students, while recognizing the importance of meeting each learner where they are and providing the support they need to reach their potential. With a focus on transforming teaching and learning, North Star teachers collaboratively work to make the academic standards accessible for all students in a warm and engaging environment where students find joy and purpose.
During their time at North Star, students acquire a love of learning, an understanding of how to work with others, and a deep curiosity for the world around them.
PEAK Learning Center: A grant-funded program that aims to help students improve in school. The center provides a safe and nurturing environment, academic support, nutritional snacks, homework help, guided reading practice, social and emotional lessons, enrichment and recreational opportunities, and parent events.
School Demographics (Colorado Department of Education School Dashboard)
No matter what your child's passions are or what unique learning opportunity they're looking for, there's a home for them in Adams 12 Five Star Schools. If you are starting your journey with us or transitioning from a different school, you are invited to discover all that our district has to offer to elevate your child's education. Make sure you understand your enrollment options and then find the best fit for your child.
NOTICE TO NEW FAMILIES: We are enrolling new students during the COVID-19 closure. Please read below for instructions on our new virtual enrollment process.
Step 1: Understanding Your Enrollment Options
New to the district and need to enroll now?
In-district families who wish to attend their neighborhood boundary school can use our boundary locator to determine which school their student will attend.
Looking for a school outside your designated attendance boundary?
In-district families who wish to attend a school other than their boundary school and out-of-district families who wish to attend a Five Star District school can apply for admissions via the Choice Program during the specified timelines. Choice is closed for the 2019-2020 school year. We are currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year.
Please Note: In extenuating circumstances in-district students can request a change of school assignment through the family-initiated school transfer process. All schools are closed to school transfer requests during the COVID-19 closure.
Joining Adams 12 Five Star Schools from out of district?
Out-of-district families who wish to attend a school in the Five Star District can apply for admissions via the Choice program as family-initiated transfers are only available to in-district families. Choice is closed for the 2019-2020 school year. We are currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year.
Step 2: Obtaining Enrollment Paperwork
Download the New Student Enrollment Form(s) listed below. You will need one Enrollment Packet per family for your first student and a Student Information Packet for each additional student.
New Student Enrollment Forms
Other Enrollment Forms and Information
Step 3: Completing Your Enrollment Paperwork
Complete your forms and gather the required documentation.
Documentation needed includes:
- Parent/Guardian Photo ID
- Child’s Birth Certificate
- One Proof of Residence
- Immunization Records
- Previous school information (if applicable)
Please Note: Kindergartners must be 5 years old and first graders must be 6 years old on or before October 1. For exceptions, please see District Policy 5230.
Please click here or refer to Page 2 of the Enrollment Packet for a more detailed list of documentation requirements.
Step 4: Submitting Your Enrollment Paperwork
Email the completed enrollment packet and forms to your school’s registrar. View complete list of registrars.
See instructions for submitting the enrollment packet and documents.
District neighborhood schools create a strong sense of community and belonging while offering a wide array of specialized programming and curriculum. The Five Star District is home to over 40 neighborhood schools, which offer:
- Early childhood education, including tuition-based spots, and free full-day kindergarten
- Engaging, rigorous curriculum including STEM Learning, Gifted and Talented programming and Integrated Arts
- Student supports to nurture academic and social development
Arts-integration magnet school, The Studio School, where core subject areas are infused with the arts - drama, visual arts, music and dance - while maintaining high academic expectations.
Gifted and talented magnet program at Hulstrom K-8 designed to meet the unique academic needs of gifted and advanced learners.
Each of our five comprehensive high schools offer specialized programming designed to challenge, enrich and excite students and also put them on the path to achieve post-secondary success.
The district’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) program, FutureForward, provides all district high school students with multiple pathways to a wide range of in-demand careers with competitive salaries. A second campus opening in the 2020-2021 school year will expand programming with Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Crime Scene Investigation.
The Five Star District is the authorizer of four charter schools, The New America School, Prospect Ridge Academy, Stargate School and Westgate Community School, which offer curriculum and programming ranging from Core Knowledge, Gifted and Talented and dropout recovery.