Chris Gdowski, Superintendent

Elevating student success: Moving onward as a community

When difficult times arise we pull together as a community. Adams 12 Five Star Schools is a caring, inclusive, and engaging district which exists so the students it serves can attain the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue the future of their choosing and are equipped to navigate and thrive in our rapidly changing world. Planning future decisions can be difficult in the midst of a pandemic, but your family is invited into ours as we navigate this new reality together. Never more than during COVID-19 do we strive to engage and inspire all students to innovate, achieve and succeed in a safe environment by ensuring high-quality instruction no matter the learning environment they choose.

We have a history of coming together as a community. Our strategic plan, ELEVATE, was created by our community, for our community, when more than 7,000 parents, community members, students and staff came together to develop a strategic plan to elevate student success in the Five Star District for years to come. The new strategic plan was approved in Fall 2019 and guides the work we do every day.

Our strategic plan guides are work year in and year out:

The strengths of our district and community as determined by hearing stories from parents, students, staff and community members about who we are and who we want to be: Care, Collaboration, Empower, Engage and Focus on Students.

Our six major focus areas including 21st century learners, diverse learning, outside-the-classroom learning, safe schools, social-emotional learning and world-class staff.

Our three major goals for the district around student academic performance, positive culture and social-emotional well-being.

Read our complete strategic plan online to see how it impacts your child and community:

Despite the unknowns surrounding the ever-changing dynamics of the Coronavirus, we look ahead to years of elevating student success by living out our strategic plan every day. That is our goal with your child now and in the future. Join us!

Chris Gdowski, Superintendent
Adams 12 Five Star Schools