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2021 Aim for the Stars Scholarship

Monday, February 8, 2021 - 1:00pm

Apply between Feb. 15 - March 31

Adams County & Adams 12 Five Star Schools Aim for the Stars Scholarship Opportunity

To be eligible, students must be:

Scheduled to graduate in May 2021 from a high school in Adams 12 Five Star Schools You do not need to be a US citizen to apply for this scholarship. You must prove your low-income status. Go through the FAFSA4caster tool. Pell-eligible as determined by financial aid ...

February is Career & Technical Education Month

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 3:45pm

Superintendent Chris Gdowski has declared February 2021 as Career and Technical Education Month.

Adams 12 Five Star Schools offers Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs (known as FutureFoward in the Five Star District) in all five comprehensive high schools across the district, most notably at Bollman and the new Washington Square campus. For more information, visit the ...

2021 Spelling Bee Information

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 12:15pm

Five Star District State Spelling Bee Qualifiers

Congratulations to the Adams 12 Five Star Schools' Spelling Bee top 14 spellers with a special congratulations to our 1st place Champion, Aditi Muthukumar, 2nd place winner, Ian Zahner, and 3rd place winner, Evan Varmo. They will compete at the annual Denver Post Colorado State Spelling Bee which will be held virtually this year.

2021 Champion - Aditi ...

Family-School Relationships Survey

Monday, January 25, 2021 - 8:30am

Thanks for taking the 2020-21 Survey!

The survey is now closed. Results will be released to the community later this spring.

We will triangulate the family data with our staff and student survey data for a comprehensive look at school culture and to gain a broader perspective on the district overall.

See last year's survey results .

[VIDEO] #OnwardTogether

Friday, January 22, 2021 - 2:00pm

New video as we prepare to welcome in-person learners back to buildings

Dear Five Star Staff and Families -

Over the past year, we have all shared a journey together that few of us anticipated. It has had both challenges and celebrations.

Tomorrow, we begin a new chapter as we welcome in-person learners back to school buildings once again. And, while the past year has proven that we don’t always know where this path will lead, we know ...

Reminders as students prepare to return to school buildings

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 12:30pm

Full-time remote option remains available for families who previously selected

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Dear Five Star Community,

As we transition back to in-person learning, we are resuming weekly updates as a consistent way to provide important information. This communication is designed to consolidate important updates for you into one weekly email.

Please note that the full-time remote option will remain in place for those families who ...

Westview Staff Member Celebrated as a Wonder Woman

Monday, January 11, 2021 - 3:30pm

In December, ahead of the release of “Wonder Woman 1984,” 9news asked viewers to nominate Wonder Women in their communities. They received several submissions about one special Wonder Woman in Northglenn—Kathy Ochoa, the office manager at Westview Elementary.

Students and staff members describe her as always putting others first and going above and beyond for the Westview ...

Westlake teacher builds desks for students

Monday, January 4, 2021 - 2:45pm

Greg Waller wanted to make sure students had a workspace of their own at home.

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic first forced him to close the doors of his Westlake Middle School classroom, industrial arts teacher Greg Waller has been looking for a way to help.

He was stumped for ideas until about a month ago when he was watching the evening news and inspiration struck.

“This guy on the news was making desks, and I thought ‘that’s the thing I ...

District outlines deadlines for 2021-2022 Choice process

Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 12:30pm

Submit application by January 31st deadline for priority consideration

Last year, Adams 12 Five Star Schools received more than 3,500 Choice applications for the 2020-2021 school year. In accordance with the state’s open enrollment law, the district’s Choice program allows for 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 ...