Adams 14 provides choices for students with diverse interests. Music, art, physical education, International Baccalaureate, enhanced technology, and career and technical education are some of the many programs Adams 14 offers its students. In Adams 14, our focus is to provide leading-edge learning opportunities to fully prepare students for life in the 21st Century. We have established high expectations for the services our District provides, its teaching team, its school leaders and administrators, and its students. Our priority is to instill all of our students with the skills to be lifelong learners.
Adams 14 welcomes students to 13 schools: two preschools, seven elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools.
Most parents do not consider their options for schooling until their child is about three years old. That's the time when most parents start to think about preschool, kindergarten, and an educational path for their child. In Adams 14, we think learning begins well before preschool. As parents, you have the power to build a strong foundation for school success for your child. Our goal is to build a lasting partnership with parents, students and the community - a partnership that will result in an excellent education for your child.
In Adams 14, we first meet your child when he or she comes to preschool. Preschool enrollment is managed through Adams 14 Child Find. Child Find provides developmental screenings for children ages' birth to five years of age. Child Find must screen all children interested in the Colorado Preschool Project before being accepted into a tuition-supported program. Child Find will also help you receive early intervention/special education services from outside agencies like the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program for children younger than 3 years of age. Child Find offers a toddler program for children who qualify. Beginning in April of each school year, Adams 14 parents may enroll their children in preschool and kindergarten for the following school year.
Preschool screenings are free and are scheduled by appointment only. Bringing your child for a screening is the first step in qualifying for preschool, and enrollment is limited. Preschool screenings do not guarantee a spot in preschool. For preschool or kindergarten screening information or to schedule an appointment, please call 720.322.8130.
Adams 14 also offers early access to kindergarten and first grade for Gifted and Talented students. For information about this process, view the information linked below. Contact Gifted and Talented at 303.853.3249 for more information.
Early Access Determination
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Early Access Application
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All Adams 14 elementary schools offer full day kindergarten for all students. Our philosophy is that full day kindergarten students benefit from improved reading, writing, math, and social skills.
We pride ourselves on our safe, neighborhood schools. Parents routinely tell us that their students feel safe in our schools, and that means students are ready to learn in our classrooms. Student achievement is the first priority in Adams 14, and we believe that quality teaching is the key to student learning. It is our goal to provide every classroom with a high quality teacher.
Teacher-student-family relationships are critical to your child's success. We understand that families are busy today, but your involvement in your child's education is extremely important. When parents are involved in children's learning, at school and at home, schools work better and students learn more.
Three easy things you can do as a parent:
To learn more about the choices awaiting you in Adams 14, visit our Schools pages.
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