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CTE expansion plans spotlighted in article

Updated on Fri, 03/17/2017 - 9:45am

Bond will allow district to expand, enhance CTE programming

Plans for expansion to Career and Technical Education programming in Adams 12 Five Star Schools were recently spotlighted in a Denver Post article. Thanks to community support of a $350 million bond, Adams 12 plans to build a second CTE campus and renovate and expand the existing Bollman Technical Education Center. This will allow Adams 12 to provide more opportunities for students interested ...

Budget challenges for next year

Updated on Tue, 03/14/2017 - 4:39pm

Superintendent Gdowski explains factors leading to 2017-18 budget challenges

Dear Five Star families and staff members,

I hope this letter finds families celebrating their children’s progress this school year following parent/teacher conferences, and that all of you had an enjoyable extended holiday weekend.

I’m writing today to bring you up-to-date regarding our work in preparing the district’s budget for the 2017-2018 school year. We’re facing, like ...

Seven Schools Receive Academic Achievement Awards

Updated on Mon, 03/06/2017 - 10:28am

Colorado Department of Education honors schools at March 1 ceremony

With great honor, we announce eight Adams 12 Five Star Schools have received school performance awards from the Colorado Department of Education. On March 1, 2017, Superintendent Chris Gdowski celebrated our schools in an awards ceremony at the Colorado Department of Education in Denver.

Of the nine categories for awards, schools in the Five Star District earned awards in two ...

School Based Health Center to open at Thornton High School

Updated on Fri, 03/03/2017 - 4:34pm

Grant-funded center expected to open in fall 2017

Adams 12 Five Star Schools is excited to announce the addition of a School Based Health Center (SBHC) at Thornton High School as a result of generous grant funding.

School Based Health Centers are high quality models for delivering medical care to low-income, uninsured, underserved, and at-risk school-age children and youth. Currently, there are 2,315 SBHCs located in 49 states ...

Congratulations to Mary Shea - 2016 CHSAA Hall of Fame

Updated on Fri, 03/03/2017 - 4:05pm

Mary Shea, Thornton HS alumnus inducted into the CHSAA Hall of Fame

A three-sport athlete at Thornton High School, Mary Shea played volleyball, basketball and tennis for the Trojans. Shea was a starter in all three sports, earning all-conference honors from the beginning of her collegiate career.

Despite never playing competitive tennis before high school, Shea earned the no. 2 singles position on the tennis team as a sophomore and made the state ...

School closures communicated in multiple ways

Updated on Mon, 02/27/2017 - 10:32am

Alerts will appear on the homepage if a closure is called due to weather

Winter weather is here and Adams 12 Five Star Schools uses a variety of resources to determine if conditions exist that warrant school closures.

School closures will be communicated in several different ways, including:

District’s website at www.adams12.org Email and text message to parents/guardians In order to receive text messages, opt-in today by texting “YES” to 68453 ...

District tracking chronic absences

Updated on Fri, 01/27/2017 - 9:05am

Missing 2-3 days per month impacts student success

No surprise here, but missing school impacts students’ academic success. Research shows that missing as little as 2-3 days per month, both excused and unexcused, can translate into third graders unable to master reading, sixth graders failing courses and ultimately, teens dropping out of high school.

To better understand how missing school affects student performance, Adams 12 Five ...

STEM Lab teacher recognized nationally

Updated on Mon, 01/23/2017 - 8:28am

Earns Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Jessica Noffsinger, eighth-grade science teacher at STEM Lab , was selected to receive a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). The PAEMST awards are the nation's highest honor for teachers of mathematics and science and recognize outstanding K-12 teachers for their contributions to the teaching and learning in their field.

Selected by a panel ...

2016 Bond Program timeline announced

Updated on Fri, 01/20/2017 - 11:45am

District outlines multi-year timeline for bond projects at all schools

Thanks to the generosity and support of the Five Star community, the 2016 bond proposal passed! The Five Star District is now able to invest in aging school buildings, relieve overcrowding, address programming needs and ensure all students in the Five Star District are able to learn in a safe, warm and dry environment.

The 2016 Bond Program Timeline – what projects will ...

District Graduation Rate Increases Six Percent

Updated on Fri, 01/20/2017 - 9:11am

Adams 12 Five Star Schools outpaces state and narrows minority gaps

Adams 12 Five Star Schools has increased its four-year, on-time graduation rate more than 6 percent in five years, climbing to 80.1 percent* for the Class of 2015. This is also the fifth consecutive year the Five Star District has met or exceeded the state average, this year reported at 77.3 percent by the Colorado Department of Education.

Legacy High School had the highest graduation ...

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