Lawmakers still have decisions to make about school funding

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 3:30pm

Funding decisions hinge on March economic forecast

The 2018 Colorado Legislature has passed the halfway point of its 120-day session with no significant action thus far on major issues.

That’s not unusual – lawmakers traditionally leave the big decisions to the end. But legislators have been hard at work advancing routine measures and also eliminating lots of bills, including several related to education.

It’s been a slower- ...

Community support provides laundry facility for student use

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 1:00pm

Five Star Education Foundation grant enhances experience at Vantage Point

The Five Star Education Foundation, in partnership with Adams County contractors, community organizations and members, provides washer and dryer facilities at Vantage Point High School. Facility modifications and additions were made possible with an awarded grant through the Five Star Education Foundation’s Five Star Fund and community support. The Five Star Fund was created by the Foundation ...

Riverdale Elementary Principal earns national honor

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 9:00am

Kristin Golden named 2018 Colorado Distinguished Principal of the Year

Riverdale Elementary principal, Kristin Golden, earned the prestigious National Distinguished Principal of The Year award for the state of Colorado on Feb. 1, 2018. The National Distinguished Principals (NDP) program was established in 1984 to recognize elementary and middle level principals who ensure children acquire a sound foundation for lifelong learning and achievement. Principals who ...

ELEVATE survey seeks feedback on strategic direction

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 4:30pm

Survey open March 5 - March 16

The Five Star District is participating in a year-long engagement process called ELEVATE, bringing parents, community members, students and staff together to develop a five-year strategic plan to elevate student success. A five-year strategic plan reflecting the community's priorities will be unveiled August 2018.

In Fall 2017, more than 3,000 people and 49 schools participated in the ...

Learn more about the 2016 Bond Program progress on March 7

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 1:00pm

Long Range Planning Advisory Committee to present on ongoing bond projects

Parents and community members are invited to join the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, March 7, at 7 p.m., at Northglenn High School for a presentation from the Long Range Planning Advisory Committee (LRPAC) on the 2016 Bond Program, a discussion about ELEVATE and a presentation about a potential state school funding ballot measure.

When : Wednesday, ...

Superintendents propose modernized school finance formula

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 2:30pm

171 school districts sign on to proposed legislation

More than 170 superintendents, including Five Star Superintendent Chris Gdowski, representing 93 percent of Colorado's public school students have signed on to proposed legislation that would modernize the state's school finance formula. The current formula is more than two decades old and doesn't reflect the needs of students in the 21st century.

"The diverse needs of our students are ...

All schools in the Five Star District OPEN Fri., January 26

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 3:00pm

District has resources to support families following a community tragedy

Dear Five Star families,

As a close knit community of schools, we are keenly aware that the death of the Adams County Sheriff’s deputy in the line of duty last night has impacted our families both within and outside the immediately affected area. Our thoughts and prayers are with Deputy Heath Gumm’s family, the Adams County Sheriff’s Office and those impacted by ...

District graduation rate rises to 84.4 percent

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 11:15am

All district comprehensive high schools surpass the state average

Adams 12 Five Star Schools four-year on-time graduation rate continues to rise, reaching 84.4 percent* for the Class of 2017. That’s up more than 11 percentage points from 2010, making it the district’s highest graduation rate since the state changed how the rate is calculated. The Five Star District surpassed the state average of 79 percent, as reported by the Colorado Department of ...

Legacy football player inspires after sustaining injury

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 10:45am

Student returns to school earlier than anticipated

On Oct. 3 during a Legacy High School football practice, sophomore Cameron Shelley (Cam) sustained an injury to his spinal cord resulting in loss of movement in his arms and legs. Cam was transported to Children’s Hospital where he and his family were informed that his injury, Central Cord Syndrome, would likely cause him to be hospitalized for several months.



Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 9:00pm

More than 3,000 people from every school community participate in ELEVATE

In Fall 2017, more than 3,000 people and 49 schools participated in the first phase of ELEVATE, a year-long engagement process bringing parents, community members, students and staff together to develop a five-year strategic plan to elevate student success in the Five Star District.

The first phase of Elevate focused on building upon what is working well in our ...