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Adams 12 Five Star Schools celebrates the class of 2016

Updated on Fri, 08/19/2016 - 3:30pm

Graduates leave Five Star Schools for the next phase of their lives

High School graduation marks the end of a student’s K-12 educational career and opens the door for the next phase of their life. This May, Adams 12 Five Star Schools proudly celebrated the accomplishments of over 2,000 graduating students from our eight high schools. By graduation, 86 percent of the graduating class were decided on their post-secondary plans. Whether that is college, an ...

Online registration available for high school students

Updated on Wed, 08/17/2016 - 8:09am

Families with children entering grades 9-12 this fall can now register online

Understanding that parents’ time is valuable, Adams 12 Five Star Schools launched a new online registration process allowing parents to register children for high school at their convenience from anywhere with an internet connection. No more waiting in line at August check-ins - parents can register their children online from the comfort of their own home.

For the 2016-2017 school year ...

McElwain Elementary students work as a team in 'space'

Updated on Tue, 08/09/2016 - 3:22pm

Students gain valuable life-skills at the Challenger Learning Center

Fifth grade students from McElwain Elementary took part in a Challenger Space Mission “traveling through space” and gaining valuable life-skills along the way. On May 18, 2016, with the Challenger Learning Center in Colorado Springs, students worked together to overcome challenges and complete a successful space mission. The day of experience was only one part of the journey. The students ...

Parents encouraged to attend Back to School Bash on July 30

Updated on Mon, 08/08/2016 - 3:57pm

Find resources to support your child's learning

This July, Adams 12 Five Star Schools' Student Engagement Services will host the first ever "Back to School Bash" to provide needed resources to students for the 2016-17 school year. Join us at the Five Star Stadium to find resources on immunizations, transportation and even free backpacks!

DATE: Saturday, July 30, 2016* TIME: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. LOCATION: Five Star Stadium

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Level 3 grants program awards the Five Star District

Updated on Tue, 08/02/2016 - 1:55pm

Grants support new PTECH program

Level 3 Communications has generously granted money to the Adams 12 Five Star District. The following grants were approved through the "Level 3 Gives" grants program to specifically support the Pathways in Technology Early College High School (PTECH) program:

Five Star Education Foundation - $1000 EC@N-STEM – Northglenn High School - $2500 Adams 12 School District - $1000 Front Range ...

Apply now to serve on District Accountability Committee

Updated on Tue, 08/02/2016 - 9:53am

Applications due Aug. 1, 2016

The District Accountability Committee (DAC) will work to advise and prioritize district initiatives to the Board of Education, including budget, district performance plans and charter school applications.

The committee will be comprised of parents, teachers, administrators and community members. The committee will meet at least three times per school year with extra meetings as needed ...

Learn how the district is funded

Updated on Thu, 06/30/2016 - 3:37pm

Make sense of the state and district funding challenges we face.

As many in the district may know, Colorado continues to struggle in terms of adequately funding education. This school year alone, the Five Star District has received almost $1,000 less per student as a result of funding cuts from the state that started in 2010. These operating dollars go toward attracting and keeping the best teachers, offering students a robust curriculum with specialized ...

Five Star Schools' Counselors Recognized

Updated on Tue, 06/21/2016 - 10:14am

District earns the Colorado School Counseling Corps Grant

Adams 12 Five Star Schools was recently awarded the Colorado School Counseling Corps Grant. Focusing on Postsecondary Workforce Readiness (PWR) for high school students, the goals of the grant are to increase graduation completion rates, decrease dropout rates, increase Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion and increase the number of students participating in ...

District Receives Budget Award

Updated on Mon, 06/13/2016 - 2:18pm

Meritorious Budget Award recognizes excellence in budget planning

Adams 12 Five Star Schools was presented the Meritorious Budget Award from the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International for the Five Star District’s excellence in the preparation and issuance of its 2015-2016 budget.

The Meritorious Budget Awards program promotes and recognizes excellence in school budget presentation and enhances school business officials' skills ...

Hundreds of Students Participate in Backpacks to Briefcases

Updated on Fri, 06/10/2016 - 8:43am

Several Northglenn High School Students Featured in Video

The Adams County Education Consortium hosted hundreds of students from Adams County, including over 200 from Adams 12 Five Star Schools, for their annual Backpacks to Briefcases event which provides resources and tools for high school students to successfully enter the working world. Students participated in trainings, small group discussions, mentoring sessions and more to understand career ...

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