Adams 12 school officials say they are closing the books on a very successful year even as they get ready to begin a new one.
“We saw some record-high academic growth,” said Christina Dahmen, communications specialist for Adams 12 Five Star …
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Adams 12 Five Star Schools
Aug: 16: First day for middle school and elementary students
Aug. 17: All students, K-12, due back in school.
Sept. 4: Labor Day, no school
Nov. 10: Veterans Day, no school
Nov. 20-24: Thanksgiving break
Dec. 22, 2017-Jan 5, 2018: Winter Break
Jan. 15: Martin Luther King Day, no school
Feb. 19: President’s Day, no school
March 26-30: Spring Break
May 23: Last day of school for students
“We saw some record-high academic growth,” said Christina Dahmen, communications specialist for Adams 12 Five Star Schools. “We can’t release numbers and statistics just yet, but we are continuing to see a growth districtwide. So we are working with our families this fall to see how we can continue that growth next year.”
Teachers and students are scheduled to return to the district’s 54 schools this week. The district has scheduled in-service days for all personnel on Aug. 10 and 14, with teachers beginning their return on Aug. 12.
Kindergarten through ninth-grade students are due back on Aug. 16. All students, including high school students, are due back in class on Aug. 17.
Dahmen said the school district will begin meeting with parents and community members beginning this fall.
“We’ll meet with parents, staff and community members to see how we can continue building on our success,” she said. “We really want to address what the district will look like in the next five years and how we can continue to amplify and improve on the success we are seeing.”
Those meetings have not been scheduled yet, she said, but they will help shape a new strategic plan for the next several years.
Schools will be getting upgrades beginning this year, thanks to a $350 million bond voters approved last fall. Work will be spread out over the next five years, but a districtwide technology upgrade project will begin this year. Work on a new school in Broomfield and improvements to the STEM lab in Northglenn begin this year.
“This summer, we started discussions with community and industry experts regarding career and technical,” she said. “We are working to expand our career tech offerings, and so after this summer’s sessions we’ll be trying to create the curriculum and programming for that.”
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