Superintendent recommends $350 million bond to board

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 2:05pm

Plan reflects community input; board to vote on placing ballot measure Aug. 24

(Letter from the Superintendent, June 30) As we approach the mid-point of summer break, I hope you’ve had some time to connect with families and friends over a BBQ, sporting event, an extended trip or at your neighborhood pool. Before we enter the back-to-school season, I wanted to take this opportunity to update you on our facility planning work that has been ongoing since September 2015 ...

Level 3 grants program awards the Five Star District

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 2:45pm

Grants support new PTECH program

Level 3 Communications has generously granted money to the Adams 12 Five Star District. The following grants were approved through the "Level 3 Gives" grants program to specifically support the Pathways in Technology Early College High School (PTECH) program:

Five Star Education Foundation - $1000 EC@N-STEM – Northglenn High School - $2500 Adams 12 School District - $1000 Front Range ...

McElwain Elementary students work as a team in 'space'

Friday, June 3, 2016 - 1:12pm

Students gain valuable life-skills at the Challenger Learning Center

Fifth grade students from McElwain Elementary took part in a Challenger Space Mission “traveling through space” and gaining valuable life-skills along the way. On May 18, 2016, with the Challenger Learning Center in Colorado Springs, students worked together to overcome challenges and complete a successful space mission. The day of experience was only one part of the journey. The students ...

You spoke. We listened.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 4:25pm

Five Star community weighs in on facility and operational needs

In order to understand the Five Star community's values and priorities for investing in student success and addressing needs in facilities, overcrowding and programming, Adams 12 Five Star Schools hosted an online survey for parents and community members.

The survey was open from April 11 through April 22, 2016 and received 2,584 responses. The majority of responses were from parents ...

Apply now to serve on District Accountability Committee

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 4:36pm

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 ...

Five Star Schools' Counselors Recognized

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 1:17pm

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 ...

Twitter Q&A with Superintendent Gdowski

Monday, May 16, 2016 - 2:19pm

Friday, May 20 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

This Friday, Superintendent Chris Gdowski will host an end-of-the-year Q&A on Twitter from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tweet us to get a live answer from Supt. Gdowski using the hashtag #AskSuptGdowski. Don't have a question? You can follow the conversation on Twitter: .

Questions can be about any topic, such as:

What the district is planning to do to address ...

Hundreds of Students Participate in Backpacks to Briefcases

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 12:34pm

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 ...

Five Star Schools Support American Heart Association

Monday, May 9, 2016 - 1:14pm

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 ...