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District Counseling Team Honored

Updated on Tue, 03/08/2016 - 10:29am

Team honored with ICAP Team award at State Board of Education meeting

The Five Star District's Counseling Leadership Team won the Colorado Department of Education’s Best District ICAP Team award. The group was recognized at the State Board of Education meeting on Jan. 13.

Each year, the Colorado Department of Education and the Office of Postsecondary Readiness honors those who best demonstrate a meaningful ICAP process (Individual, Career and Academic ...

2015-2016 Seniors to Take ACT

Updated on Tue, 03/08/2016 - 10:04am

Juniors to take PSAT in preparation for transition to SAT in spring 2017

The Department of Education confirmed Jan. 11 that it has received approval to administer the ACT exam to high school juniors this year. The agreement will not change the selection committee’s unanimous decision to award College Board a five-year contract to administer the PSAT and SAT to Colorado’s 10th- and 11th-grade students. Under the agreement, this year’s 10th-graders will take the PSAT ...

Post-Secondary & Workforce Readiness

Updated on Tue, 03/08/2016 - 9:58am

Students, parents and staff asked to complete survey

The Five Star District's Counseling Leadership Team asks all middle and high school students, parents and staff to complete a survey on post-secondary and workforce readiness. The results from this short, confidential survey will help Adams 12 Five Star Schools understand the knowledge and awareness of post-secondary and workforce readiness curriculum offered to students in the Five Star ...

CMAS: PARCC Results to Arrive Soon

Updated on Mon, 03/07/2016 - 4:56pm

How to understand your student's score report

The Colorado Department of Education released district and school-level results for how students performed last spring on the new assessments in English language arts and math on Friday, Dec. 11. Parents who had a child take these assessments will receive their student’s individual score report in the next few weeks.

These assessments are often referred to as “PARCC tests” because they ...

2016-2017 Choice Process Deadline

Updated on Mon, 03/07/2016 - 4:41pm

Submit application by Jan. 29 for priority consideration

Last year, Adams 12 Five Star Schools received more than 4,000 Choice applications for the 2015-2016 school year. In accordance with the state’s open enrollment law, the district’s Choice Program allows students to apply to attend schools outside of their attendance area boundary.

Both in-district and out-of-district students can apply for Choice. Out-of-district Choice requests are ...

Colorado Gives Day

Updated on Mon, 03/07/2016 - 4:20pm

Support the Five Star Education Foundation

The Five Star Education Foundation will participate in Colorado Gives Day on Dec. 8. Please consider giving to the Adams 12 education foundation. As a nonprofit, the Adams 12 Five Star Education Foundation strives to improve the overall quality of life in our community through your investments in educational services and programs in our schools. The foundation is focused on the success of all ...

Board Elects New Officers

Submitted on Mon, 03/07/2016 - 4:17pm

Plomer elected Board President

The Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education elected new officers at its regular meeting on Dec. 2. Kathy Plomer was elected Board President, Laura Mitchell was elected Board Vice President and Norm Jennings was appointed Board Secretary.

Suzanne DeYoung Named District CFO

Updated on Mon, 03/07/2016 - 4:02pm

Adams 12 Five Stars Schools is pleased to announce that Suzanne DeYoung has been named chief financial officer for the district. DeYoung comes to the Five Star District from Brighton School District 27J where she has served as CFO since 2011. Previous to her experience with 27J, DeYoung was the executive director of budget and academic finance for Denver Public Schools from 2008 to 2011. She ...

American Legion Honors Thornton High

Updated on Mon, 03/07/2016 - 4:00pm

Thornton High School honored with Proud to be an American award

Thornton High School (THS) was recognized with the Colorado American Legion’s Proud to be an American Award on Thursday, Nov. 12. The Proud to be an American Award is presented annually to individuals or organizations that demonstrate patriotism for the “principles, rights and privileges” essential to Americans.

Thornton High School will receive the award for its annual Oral History ...

Gifted Student Early Access

Updated on Mon, 03/07/2016 - 3:58pm

Early access process for kindergarten & 1st grade now open to gifted students

The Five Star District recognizes that some highly advanced, gifted children may benefit academically, socially and/or emotionally from early entrance into kindergarten or first grade. Due to the academic demands of accelerating a student into kindergarten/first grade, students are screened using a number of nationally recognized assessments to determine whether kindergarten is an ...

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