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Upcoming Five Star District Equity Audit

Friday, May 21, 2021 - 3:45pm

Opportunity to hear from equity partner finalists and provide feedback

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Dear Five Star Community,

In Adams 12 Five Star Schools, our vision is to create a safe learning environment that is caring and inclusive so all students thrive in our rapidly changing world. Five Star Schools is fortunate to serve an incredibly diverse student body. To fulfill our vision, we must elevate the needs ...

Information about 2021 K-12 Extended School Year (ESY)

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 3:00pm

The following is information about K-12 Extended School Year (ESY) — a program for students on an Individualized Education Program (IEP) who have qualified for additional services beyond those provided during the regular school year. In the summer of 2021, ESY will occur at Silver Hills Middle School during the summer for eligible students.

Students will attend two or four days a week ...

District celebrates graduating scholarship recipients

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 10:15am

Graduates earn scholarship honors despite challenging year

As we near the end of another school year, we are reminded that getting to graduation is a true testament of not only the student’s hard work, but that of the families, teachers and community members who helped them gain the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a future of their choosing.

This educational teamwork, yet again, proved a success with select graduates from district ...

21st Century Community Learning Center Grant Program

Monday, April 12, 2021 - 4:15pm

Notice of Intent to Submit an Application for 21st CCLC Afterschool Programs

In accordance with the request for application (RFA) instructions released by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE), Adams 12 Five Star Schools submits a public notice to the community intent to submit an application for a 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant. The grant will allow for PEAK to continue operations at the following schools:

Coronado Hills Elementary School ...

How to know when inclement weather will impact school

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 4:00am

Weather impacts to schools are communicated in multiple ways

Inclement weather can come at any time and Adams 12 Five Star Schools uses a variety of resources to determine if conditions exist that will impact schools.

The district closely monitors weather reports and road conditions and makes a decision regarding school on a daily basis between the following three options :

All schools/offices are Open : All ...

Video message from Superintendent Chris Gdowski

Monday, February 22, 2021 - 4:30pm

Regarding the proposed transition of hybrid learners to 4-days in person

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Dear Five Star Families and Staff -

See this video message from Superintendent Chris Gdowski regarding the proposed transition of hybrid learners in grades 6-12 to have the option to attend 4-days a week in person. In this update, he outlines the following factors that were considered in developing this proposal: ...

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

Learn more about the benefits of CTE

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 ...

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