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Significant academic gains lead to "performance" rating

Updated on Thu, 01/19/2017 - 3:41pm

District posts largest math growth among state's 10 largest school districts

The recent state release of preliminary performance ratings for schools and districts demonstrates strong academic gains for Adams 12 Five Star Schools. For the first time since the state began giving school and district accountability ratings in 2010, the Five Star District has been accredited as a Performance District.

“This demonstrates that when you give high-caliber teachers and ...

Five Star students and staff thank the community!

Updated on Mon, 12/19/2016 - 4:58pm

WATCH: Students and staff across the district say "thank you!" in this video

You did it! Thanks to your support on Bond Issue 3D, we now have funding to address our facility needs. Your commitment to our community will allow us to continue our work here in Adams 12 Five Star Schools to support student success in every classroom, every day. Thank you, Five Star Community!

Watch the video below!

2016 Bond Victory Celebration Video

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Parent Engagement and Satisfaction Survey Results

Updated on Mon, 12/19/2016 - 4:56pm

Record number of parents provide valuable feedback to schools

Last spring, Adams 12 Five Star Schools parent community responded in record number to the 2016 Parent Engagement and Satisfaction Survey. A total of 5,730 parents across the Five Star District participated in the online survey, in English and Spanish, more than doubling the amount of participants in 2012.

Building strong community relationships is a key Five Star Schools strategy for ...

3D passed thanks to your support!

Updated on Tue, 12/13/2016 - 3:08pm

Letter from Superintendent Chris Gdowski

Thank you! Thank you for investing in the students of Adams 12 Five Star Schools. As of Wednesday morning, Issue 3D was earning voter approval at 61 percent!

With your support for Issue 3D in the election yesterday, we now begin the work of implementing the $350 million bond which will invest in every student, every school and every community. The bond will repair aging school ...

Countdown to Kinder!

Updated on Wed, 12/07/2016 - 8:52am

Parents invited to attend kindergarten information night on Dec. 6

Parents of 2017-2018 Five Star District kindergartners are invited to learn the ins and outs of attending school on Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 5:00-7 p.m. at the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Educational Support Center – 1500 E. 128 th Ave, Thornton, CO 80241.

A brief presentation will begin after 5:00 p.m., with information booths following and open until 7 p.m. Come learn more about our ...

Five Star District earns Meritorious Budget Award

Updated on Thu, 11/17/2016 - 2:31pm

Selection marks district's commitment to fiscal integrity

The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) awarded Adams 12 Five Star Schools its Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) for excellence in budget presentation during the 2016–2017 budget year. The Five Star District's receipt of this award for 14 years is a true reflection of its commitment to fiscal integrity.

The MBA promotes and recognizes excellence in school budget ...

Five Star District students demonstrate achievement gains

Updated on Mon, 11/14/2016 - 4:59pm

Gains seen at all levels — elementary through high school

The Five Star community has much to celebrate with the recent release of achievement scores on a variety of student assessments. Performance on statewide assessments in English language arts, math and science; along with results on the ACT and Advanced Placement exams demonstrate student achievement is moving in the right direction within Adams 12 Five Star Schools.

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Board of Education places $350 million bond on ballot

Updated on Wed, 11/09/2016 - 8:39am

Ballot Issue 3D results in no tax rate increase to residents

On Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education approved a resolution to place a $350 million bond (Ballot Issue 3D) on the November 2016 ballot.

The Five Star District will seek voter approval while not raising the tax rate for district residents. Ballot Issue 3D does not require an increase in the tax rate because the district has paid down and ...

District hosts third annual parent academy on November 5

Updated on Mon, 11/07/2016 - 8:55am

Parents gain tools to effectively support child's success and well-being

On Saturday, November 5 Adams 12 Five Star Schools along with Adams 14 and Westminster Public Schools will host the third annual parent academy.

Workshops for parents or caregivers will be available to effectively support their children’s success and well-being. Parents or caregivers will learn how to impact positive change on a personal, school and community level.

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District celebrates Classified Employee Week

Updated on Mon, 10/31/2016 - 4:13pm

Honoring the over 1,800 classified employees that support student success

Adams 12 Five Star Schools has been celebrating the dedication and hard work of classified employees across the district for more than 30 years. This year, the Five Star District recognizes the important contributions of the more than 1,800 classified employees districtwide during Classified Employee Week, October 17-21.

Classified employees play crucial roles in our schools and ...

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