New Online Employment Application Process Now Open

Updated on Mon, 04/11/2016 - 5:17pm

Applicants can now apply for district jobs with TeacherMatch

Adams 12 Five Star Schools launched TeacherMatch , a new online employment application system, on Monday, Feb. 29. TeacherMatch houses the application process for all employment groups — certified, classified, administrative, coaches and substitutes — and positions across the district’s 50 plus learning centers.

TeacherMatch includes enhanced features, like a mobile-friendly and easy- ...

Superintendents Call for Adequate Funding

Updated on Mon, 04/11/2016 - 5:16pm

Parents & community leaders gather to support call for adequate funding

Superintendent Chris Gdowski joined 166 other superintendents from across Colorado at the state capitol on Jan. 11 to call for adequate funding of public education. At the event, the Colorado Superintendents’ Advocacy for Adequate School Funding statement signed by 167 superintendents representing the majority of Colorado’s 860,000+ students was released.

Superintendents continue to ...

February is Career & Technical Education Month

Submitted on Tue, 03/08/2016 - 11:21am

Superintendent Chris Gdowski has designated February 2016 as Career and Technical Education Month.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) readies students for the competitive and dynamic 21st-century workplace. CTE equips students with skills that prepare for a career or postsecondary education. Through CTE programs, students are able to explore career opportunities, empowering them to ...

Parent Engagement Survey Open

Updated on Tue, 03/08/2016 - 11:11am

Parents and guardians asked to provide feedback to schools

Adams 12 Five Star Schools believes every parent and guardian plays a key role in the education of a child. One way the Five Star District measures student success is by understanding how satisfied and engaged parents are at the school and district level.

As part of a commitment to parent satisfaction, parents and guardians are asked to take a Parent Engagement and Satisfaction survey ...

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 ...