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Learn more about changes for the 2023-2024 school year.

Dear Adams 14 Community, 

As progress continues on the school district’s turnaround work, our staff members have requested additional training and lesson-planning time to effectively implement new curricular materials in their classrooms. 

To accommodate this request, the Adams 14 Colorado Classified School Employees’ Association and the Adams 14 Classroom Teachers’ Association proposed having one school day each week that operates on a delayed schedule.

Upon review from the district’s calendar committee and with the approval of the Adams 14 Board of Education and Adams 14 Superintendent Dr. Karla Loría, all schools in Adams 14 will adopt a two-hour delayed start on Thursdays each week during the 2023-2024 school year. For example, on Thursdays, the school start time is 10 a.m., if the school’s regular start time is 8 a.m. This change applies to all grade levels in each school. Buses will run in the morning on a two-hour delay on Thursdays. Dismissal time will be as usual. 

As part of the review process for this change, Adams 14 administrators reviewed the delayed start and early release schedules of neighboring school districts to determine how it affects their academic ratings by the state and found no evidence to suggest this decision would negatively impact our students’ academic performance. 

We understand this decision may affect families differently. It is extremely important for our students to be at school during regular hours. That is why the district is working with the Suncor Boys and Girls Club, the Commerce City recreation center, and non-instructional staff to host clubs and programs for students to participate in during the delayed start on Thursdays. 

The district will release more information regarding the clubs and programs as it becomes available. Thank you for your continued support.


Adams 14