Adams County School District 14
     5291 East 60th Avenue
     Commerce City, CO 80022
  303.853.3333    303.853.3329
communications@adams14.org
  • Adams City High School English Teacher Devotes her Life to Being an Effective Teacher | Una maestra de Adams City High School esta entregada a ser una maestra efectiva

    Adams City High School English Teacher Devotes her Life to Being an Effective Teacher | Una maestra de Adams City High School esta entregada a ser una maestra efectiva

    WATCH: Gretchen Milner has never stopped perfecting her teaching techniques to ensure her students’ success.

    VEA: Gretchen Milner nunca ha dejado de perfeccionar sus técnicas de enseñanza para asegurar el éxito de sus estudiantes.

  • Welcome to Adams County School District 14!/¬°Bienvenidos al Distrito Escolar del Condado Adams 14!

    Welcome to Adams County School District 14!/¬°Bienvenidos al Distrito Escolar del Condado Adams 14!

    Click here for a district overview. / Haga clic aquí para una revisión general del distrito.

  • Happy Veterans' Day! | Feliz Día de los Veteranos

    Happy Veterans' Day! | Feliz Día de los Veteranos


    Adams 14 students at Adams City Middle School and Kemp Elementary spent their mornings with local veterans Friday, ahead of the official celebration of Veterans’ Day on Monday. 
    From everyone at Adams 14, thank you, veterans, for your service and dedication to our country!


    Los estudiantes de Adams 14 en Adams City Middle School y Kemp Elementary pasaron la mañana del viernes con veteranos locales, como anticipación al día oficial de celebración de los Veteranos, que es el lunes.
    ¡De parte de todos en Adams 14, gracias, veteranos, por su servicio y dedicación a nuestro país!

  • Alice in Wonderland | Alicia en el País de las Maravillas

    Alice in Wonderland | Alicia en el País de las Maravillas

    Mark your calendar for Alice in Wonderland – the Commerce City Version! Join the Adams City High School drama club as they take you to a magical land of adventure with an localized re-imagining of Lewis Carroll’s classic “Alice in Wonderland.” The show is Friday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. at the ACHS theater.

    Marquen sus calendarios para Alicia en el País de las Maravillas – la versión de Commerce City!  Acompañe al club de teatro de Adams City High School ya que los llevara a una tierra mágica de aventura con una re-imaginación localizada del clásico de Lewis Carroll “Alicia en el País de las Maravillas”. El espectáculo es el viernes, 15 de noviembre a las 7:00 p.,. en el teatro de ACHS.

     

Attendance & Truancy


Did you know:
 

  • A recently released study shows the negative impact of chronic absenteeism on both academic performance and social-emotional skills needed to persist and engage in learning.
  • Absenteeism in preschool and kindergarten can influence whether a child will be held back in third grade.
  • Absenteeism in middle and high school can predict dropout rates. As early as 6th grade, absenteeism becomes an indicator that a student will drop out. A statewide study found that a student who is chronically absent in any year between 8th and 12th grade is 7.4 times more likely to drop out.
  • Absenteeism influences not just chances for graduating but also for completing college. A new analysis of Rhode Island data found that only 11 percent of the chronically absent students who graduated from high school made it to a second year of college, compared to 51 percent of students with better high school attendance records. (attendanceworks.org, 2014)
     

Students who attend school daily are more connected to their community, develop important social skills and friendships, and are significantly more likely to graduate from high school on time. We need your support to ensure that your student arrives on time and ready to learn each day.


Important guidelines every parent and guardian must know:

  • If a student accumulates 4 unexcused absences in a month or 10 (excused or unexcused) absences in a school year, they are considered habitually truant or chronically absent.
  • Habitual truancy or chronically absenteeism violates Colorado School Attendance Law, C.R.S. §§ 22-33-101 through 104 which requires students to attend school from ages 6 to 17.
  • Cases of habitually truant or chronically absent students may be forwarded directly to district court for prosecution.
  • Adams 14 Board of Education policy JH states that, “For district purposes of calculating truancy and chronic absenteeism, three (3) tardies or early departures will be considered a partial absence and three (3) partial absences will be considered an absence.”
  • Important definitions:
    • Tardy is defined as a student's arrival within 10 minutes after the scheduled start time for the class.
    • Early departure is defined as a student's departure from class within the last 10 minutes.
    • Partial absence is defined as a student arriving 10 or more minutes late to class or leaving 10 or more minutes before the end of class.
       

In cases of habitual truancy or chronic absenteeism, Adams County School District 14 provides a Truancy Action Plan hearing. This hearing allows students, family members and school administrators to candidly discuss obstacles and form an agreement to avoid future absences.

If the student and parent do not follow the contract and the student continues to accumulate unexcused absences, the student may be referred to the District Court. A court order may then be issued requiring the student to attend school.

Student success and wellbeing directly correlate with daily school attendance. It is critical your child arrives to school on time and ready to learn each day. To read the Board’s attendance policy in it's entireity, please click here.

If you have questions about your student’s attendance record, please contact your school attendance clerk or the Student Support Services Department. If you have other questions related to the importance of daily on-time school attendance, please contact Dr. Jeremy Jimenez, Director of Student Intervention Services.

 

Contact Me:

  • Dr. Jeremy Jimenez
    Director of Student Intervention Services
    jjimenez@adams14.org  |  720-322-8154