Applications for early entrance to kindergarten and first grade accepted beginning Dec. 1


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Submit applications for the 2015-2016 school year Dec. 1 – Jan. 31, 2015

The Five Star District recognizes that some highly advanced gifted children may benefit academically, socially and/or emotionally from early entrance into kindergarten or first grade.

Five Star District becomes first Colorado district accepted into national network of innovative schools


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Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools commits to demonstrating, evaluating and scaling innovation

View the 9News story about this national recognition.

On Tuesday, Sept. 23, Digital Promise, a national, independent nonprofit organization authorized by Congress to accelerate innovation in education, announced Adams 12 Five Star Schools as one of 11 new members, and Colorado’s first school district to be accepted into the League of Innovative Schools, a national coalition of school districts committed to innovation. 

Five Star District students demonstrate gains in academic performance and growth


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Growth in reading, writing and math highest in three years

Five Star students are making gains in academic performance and growth based on the state’s 2014 TCAP test results. TCAP stands for Transitional Colorado Assessment Program.

Adams 12 Five Star Schools outperformed the state when comparing results to 2013. The district saw increases in the number of students scoring proficient and advanced on 10 tests.

Welcome to Adams 12 Five Star Schools


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Join the more than 42,000 students who call the Five Star District home

Located just seven miles north of downtown Denver, Adams 12 Five Star Schools is close to the conveniences of a major city center yet far enough to offer the quiet of the suburbs. The five stars represent the five unique communities the district serves: Broomfield, Federal Heights, Northglenn, Thornton and Westminster.

Our mission is to engage and inspire all students to innovate, achieve and succeed in a safe and supportive environment by ensuring high quality instruction in every classroom, every day.

With more than 42,000 students, the Five Star District offers families the benefits of a large district with a close-knit feel. That's reflected in the numerous opportunities for students, staff and parents at any of the district's 55 unique learning centers. Get the latest news about the Five Star District.