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Jeffco Public Schools to require in-school masking for ages 3-11

Jeffco Public Schools students will still be seeing their fair share of masks once they return to classrooms this fall. In fact, up through 12 years of age (around sixth grade), student masks will be … more

Unvaccinated Coloradans drive rise in COVID as school looms

With the new school year only weeks away, Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties are seeing the signs of an upswing in rates of new COVID-19 cases, according to a news release from Tri-County Health … more

Students share ideas on use of stimulus funds

Rowan Raetz has grand ideas for his high school, an aged building that could use a little sprucing up. He envisions an outdoor classroom or, at the very least, a relaxation space — one filled with … more

Adams 12 board approves next year’s budget

The Adams 12 Five Star Schools budget for the 2021-22 school year is not just bigger than last year’s, but prior years as well. Coming out of the pandemic, the district expects to have more revenue … more

Collaboration in Jeffco Schools’ summer programs

As the 2020-21 school year drew to a close, a number of community organizations were concerned that summer supports for students would need to be more robust than ever to give students who struggled … more

Adams 12 nears 132-mile-long fiber optic network

A new district-wide fiber-optic network will help usher Adams 12 Five Star Schools into a new technological era. The 132-miles of cables reach every district building and will allow Adams 12 to speed … more

Esquibel thankful for the ‘flowers while I’m alive’

For Antonio Esquibel, the past few weeks have been filled with moments of recognition for his service to the community. Adams 12 Five Star Schools held a ceremony for him, and Rep. Ed Perlmutter … more

PHOTOS: Standley Lake High School Class of 2021 graduation

Standley Lake's Class of 2021 celebrated its graduation ceremony  on the evening of May 20, at the North Area Athletic Complex.  more

School board offers emotional thanks for COVID help

A celebration of Adams 12 Five Star Schools’ collaboration with local partners quickly turned emotional, to the surprise of those present. “It was truly the most overwhelming community effort … more

Westminster HS grad goes in-person

Perhaps it's a sign of changing times. New guidelines surrounding coronavirus mean Westminster High School's class of 2021 will be able to graduate in person. The ceremony is set for 9 a.m. Saturday, … more

Adams 12 to create permanent online school

Adams 12 Five Star Schools is developing a plan for remote learning during the 2021-21 school year and beyond. The learning model that the district boosted during the COVID-19 pandemic will take on a … more

Meet the new Jeffco Public Schools superintendent

The position of superintendent for the Jeffco Public Schools district can be harrowing. It is a that invite public scrutiny of your every action. It is a position that is often a lightning rod for … more

Plans for Adams 12 proms and graduation solidified

Adams 12 Five Star Schools is having prom and graduation, Superintendent Chris Gdowski updated the board at an April 7 meeting. The district’s five high schools are all having proms. The first one … more

Former Colorado Christian University student joins lawsuit against DOE

A former Colorado Christian University student is one of 33 plaintiffs who filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education on Monday in an attempt to protect LGBTQ+ students at religiously … more

Jeffco Schools names superintendent finalist

Jefferson County Board of Education announced the selection of Tracy Dorland as its final candidate for superintendent of Jeffco Public Schools on March 25. Dorland has served as Deputy … more

Adams 12 board has preliminary discussion on 2021-22 budget

The Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education began a likely lengthy and complicated budget approval process for the 2021-22 school year at its March 17 meeting. Technically, the board will be … more

Jeffco Schools names finalist for new Superintendent 

On March 25, the Jefferson County Board of Education announced the selection of Tracy Dorland as their final candidate for superintendent of Jeffco Public Schools. Dorland has served as Deputy … more

Grad rates improve, but officials unsure of future

Administrators and school board directors in Adams County’s largest school districts are celebrating graduation rates for the 2019-20 school years. Westminster Public Schools’ four-year … more

Zenzinger wants what’s best for students

Even before the Colorado General Assembly legislative session began, state Sen. Rachel Zenzinger was advocating for students and their needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Zenzinger, a Democrat who … more

Tri-County on board with Adams 12 in-person learning plan

Dr. John Douglas, executive director of Tri-County Health Department, gave a measured stamp of approval to Adams 12 Five Star Schools’ plan to bring secondary level students back for full-time, … more
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