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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

Adams 12: COVID restrictions on student-athletes are unfair

Adams 12 School District Superintendent Chris Gdowski thinks a mandatory 14-day quarantine period for student-athletes who either test positive or are potentially exposed to coronavirus isn't fair. … more

Adams 12 to hire consultant for equity review

Adams 12 Five Star Schools will hire a consultant to review equity and inclusivity in the district for students and staff of color. The board of education expressed its continued support for the … more

Jeffco Schools declares a remote-only day for Thursday, Feb. 25

Jeffco Public Schools will conduct an all-remote learning day on Thursday, February 25 due to weather and road conditions. School buildings and other district buildings are closed. For students in … more

Adams 12 to do full-time, in-person learning for secondary level

Adams 12 Five Star Schools will decide by the end of the week if it will bring middle and high school students back for full-time, in-person learning. The district sent out a survey for families to … more

Adams 12 tries to tackle students’ health, academic needs

A couple weeks into the second semester, Adams 12 Five Star Schools is testing more students, vaccinating more staff and seeking new ways to support students academically in a difficult moment. At a … more

For principal, move to Eagle Ridge was the right choice

The new principal/head of school at Eagle Ridge Academy in Brighton — and former administrator at Stargate School in Thornton — wasn’t looking to make a job change.  Scott Richardson and his … more

Hopes high for second semester amid north metro schools

School districts in Adams County are returning for their second semester with new optimism and plans. Westminster Public Schools and Brighton’s 27J Schools returned to hybrid learning Jan. 11 and … more

Adams 12 Schools partners with Aims

A collaboration between Aims Community College, the Adams 12 school district and local fire stations hopes to create the next generation of rescue first responders. “I feel it’s important because … more

Ananda Birungi believes her own story, and so do others

Adjusting to life as a freshman at Harvard University has its own set of pressures. Add to that a surprise phone conversation with Gov. Jared Polis. Yet, two weeks after moving from Northglenn to … more
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