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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 ...

Northglenn High to Offer Free Assoc Applied Science Degree

Updated on Fri, 06/10/2016 - 8:41am

First in metro Denver to offer early college

About 65 current eighth-graders in Adams 12 Five Star Schools will make history with the 2016-2017 school year as they become the inaugural class of metro Denver’s first early college opportunity through Northglenn High School’s P-TECH 9-14 model (Pathways in Technology Early College High School).

In 2015, Governor Hickenlooper signed the P-TECH bill into law (HB 15-1270). P-TECH is ...

Experience the Five Star Difference

Updated on Thu, 06/09/2016 - 8:03am

Join the nearly 39,300 students who call the Five Star District home

Located just seven miles north of downtown Denver, Adams 12 Five Star Schools is close to the conveniences of a major city center yet far enough to offer the quiet of the suburbs. The five stars represent the five unique communities the district serves: Broomfield, Federal Heights, Northglenn, Thornton and Westminster.

Our mission is to engage and inspire all students to innovate, ...

Five Star Schools Support American Heart Association

Updated on Wed, 06/08/2016 - 3:09pm

Students participate in Jump Rope / Hoops for Heart across the district

This year, 25 schools in the district completed a heart healthy school program to support the American Heart Association. Through Jump Rope / Hoops For Heart & Donate To Play Tournaments, the important heart healthy message reached over 13,000 local students & families! Adams 12 Five Star Schools raised over $82,000 to support the life-saving mission of the American Heart Association ...

Tour the New Adams 12 Five Star Schools Website

Updated on Tue, 05/31/2016 - 9:53am

A brief overview of enhancements and new features

Welcome to the new Adams 12 Five Star Schools website. While we're extremely excited to release this new resource to our community we do understand that changes of this magnitude can be overwhelming. To help our users with this transition our web developer, Jay Darnell, has put together a brief video tour of the new site. Being just over two minutes in length we hope this short introduction ...

The Studio School's Production of The Lion King, Jr.

Updated on Mon, 05/23/2016 - 11:47am

The Studio School's all school musical is the weekend of May 20 - 22 at Horizon High School, 5321 E. 136th Ave. in Thornton. Don't miss this year's student production with performances over the course of three days.

Friday, May 20 at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 21 at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 22 at 2 p.m.

For more information and tickets, visit here .

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