District celebrates Classified Employee Week Oct. 7-11

Monday, October 7, 2019 - 2:00pm

Honoring the over 1,800 classified employees that support student success

This week and throughout the year, Adams 12 Five Star Schools appreciates the hard work of each and every classified employee. To rightfully honor their essential work, the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education proclaims October 7-11, 2019 Classified School Employees Week. Read the full proclamation .

The entire Five Star community appreciates the classified employees who are ...

Board of Ed passes resolution in support of Proposition CC

Monday, October 7, 2019 - 10:00am

With no tax increase, the ballot issue provides dollars for public schools

The Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education passed a resolution in support of Proposition CC at its special meeting on Sept. 25.

Proposition CC, a measure that the Colorado Legislature referred to this November’s ballot through House Bill 19-1257, states: Without raising taxes and to better fund public schools, higher education, and roads, bridges, and transit, within ...

Social-emotional learning survey open now

Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 10:30pm

District seeks feedback from students through social-emotional learning survey

Panorama Education will provide Adams 12 Five Star Schools with a survey focused on learning more about students' social-emotional needs.

Social-emotional learning is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others and maintain positive relationships.

Over 7,000 parents, staff, ...

Five Potential FutureForward Logos Released

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 10:15am

District seeks feedback on potential logos for districtwide CTE program

In spring of 2019, over 2,000 people provided feedback to determine the name and colors of the Five Star District’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) program. That feedback, along with input from focus groups of staff and students, determined that FutureForward would be the new name of CTE programming across the Five Star District.

The launch of FutureForward coincides ...

Community-driven strategic plan released

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 9:00am

Plan to elevate student success for years to come.

We asked staff members how they will ELEVATE student success this year. Watch below to hear what they said!

How will you ELEVATE student success?

Video of How will you ELEVATE student success?

View the video with Spanish subtitles .

ELEVATE, our community-created strategic plan, is complete and we are well on our way to implementing the initiatives dreamed-up by our ...

District accredited with performance rating for fourth year

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 11:45am

Achieved greatest growth over time among districts with similar demographics

For the fourth consecutive year, Adams 12 Five Star Schools has been accredited as a Performance District, the second highest rating for school districts in the state of Colorado. The Five Star District earned 61.9 percent of framework points, an increase of nearly 5 percentage points since 2016 when the district received its first Performance rating.

Based on the recent state ...

Five Star District celebrates gains in academic achievement

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 12:15pm

Growth rate exceeds state in both literacy and math

The recent release of academic achievement and growth scores on a variety of student assessments reflect Adams 12 Five Star Schools continued focus on elevating student success in every classroom, every day. Performance on statewide assessments in English language arts (ELA) and math; along with results on the PSAT and SAT exams demonstrate gains at all levels — elementary through high school ...

Pearson's data breach has minimal impact on district

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 3:15pm

Pearson is one of the largest publishers of digital and print textbooks

You may have heard that Pearson, the publisher of print and digital textbooks, experienced a data breach affecting more than 13,000 schools and universities. Fortunately, Adams 12 Five Star Schools was minimally impacted. The Pearson system in question is AIMSweb 1.0, a system that monitors students’ academic progress ...

Board of Education cancels election for November

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 1:00pm

Three candidates elected for respective districts

On September 4, 2019 the Board of Education canceled the Nov. 2019 school board election and declared three candidates elected for their respective districts.

Lori Goldstein is a newly elected member of the board from Director District No. 1 and will serve a four-year term. Incumbent Jamey Lockley will serve a second four-year term as director for District 2. Incumbent Laura Mitchell ...

Back to School: Elevating Student Success

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 9:30am

Read Superintendent Chris Gdowski's welcome back letter

Adams 12 Five Star Schools’ nearly 5,000 teachers, school office staff, bus drivers, principals, counselors and more look forward to making your child’s 2019-2020 school year their best one yet. We are extremely thankful for the partnership and mutual trust we have with our community and are excited to build on our collective Five Star successes in the year ahead. Don't forget to visit our ...