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Admissions

Admissions to Adams 12 Five Star Schools is managed by the districts admissions office via the Choice Process. If you have children attending STEM Launch and wish for your younger child(ren) to attend STEM Launch you must indicate to the district that you wish for your younger children to attend STEM Launch by submitting a Schools of Choice application. It is very important that you submit an application as younger siblings of STEM Launch students will NOT be able to enroll UNLESS they have been approved via Choice. Siblings of students already attending STEM Launch will have priority in the lottery for STEM Launch.

The priority consideration round of Choice opens December 1st and runs through January 31st. Please apply for your younger children to attend STEM Launch no later than January 31st.  All applications are accepted via the district's online Choice application.  The Choice application will be available beginning December 1st at Adams 12 Choice Application.  For families without computer access, a computer kiosk will be available at each school or the Educational Support Center.  All applications received by the deadline are included in a lottery for available spaces (the process is not first-come, first served).  Families are notified via US mail no later than the third week of February for the 1st round. 

If your student was accepted to STEM Launch for the 1st round of choice you may now begin the enrollment process starting Monday, Feb 24th. Our office will be open for enrollment Monday - Friday from 10 am to 2 pm. Please be sure to bring ALL required documentation at the time of completing your registration packet. If you are missing any documents, we will not be able to accept your registration packet at that time. 

Enrollment Requirements

The following are documents required by Adams 12 Five Star Schools to enroll your child(ren):  

  1. Parent / Guardian Photo ID 
    (A driver’s license or any other photo I.D. is acceptable)
    • Guardians must have proper guardianship forms signed and notarized or a copy of court authorization.
    • Custody documentation is required, if applicable.
  2. Documentation of Child's Date of Birth
    (Please bring ONE of the following government issued proofs)
    • Birth Certificate (full size certificate, showing parent’s names as well as child’s is preferred)
    • Valid passport
  3. Proof of Residence (details below)
  4. Immunization Records (required by state law)
  5. Previous School Information
    • Name, address, phone and fax number of previous school
    • Withdrawal form from previous school
    • Most recent report card
    • Transcripts for students entering middle or high schools
    • Attendance record and discipline report
    • IEP and 504 information, if applicable. 

Proving Residency

To enroll, the student’s parents or legal guardian and the student must be full-time residents in the Adams 12 Five Star Schools attendance boundaries.  Please use our Boundary Locator to see if you reside within these boundaries.

If You Own a Home

Please bring ONE of the following (only originals will be accepted):

  • Warranty Deed, Deed of Trust, or Bill of Sale
  • Current utility bill (i.e. Xcel Energy, water, cable, trash) - Your name and address must be clearly marked (both portions of a bill are required, property/service address must match mailing address) Disconnect notices are not acceptable forms of proof of residence.
  • Mortgage Statement
  • Homeowner’s insurance or property tax bill for current year (property/service address must match mailing address) -- Adams or Broomfield county
  • Provisional Proof of Residence: Purchase contract with possession date or closing date not more than 90 days out.  (If a purchase contract is provided, proof that the purchase was completed must be provided within 90 days of the start of school, or within 90 days of when the parent wants the student to start at the new school.) 

If You Rent

Please bring ONE of the following (only originals will be accepted):

  • Current Signed Lease or Rental Agreement
  • Lease agreement with possession date not more than 60 days out  
  • Current utility bill (i.e. Xcel Energy, water, cable, trash)-- your name and address must be clearly marked (both portions of a bill are required, property/service address must match mailing address) – last or current month; disconnect notices are not accepted
  • Renter’s insurance

If You Are Living With Another Family

ALL of the following are required:

  • Declaration of Residence must be completed and signed by the owner/renter of the residence with whom you live stating the length of time you will be staying in the presence of school or district personnel. 
  • ONE proof of address from the owner/renter of the residence. (See required documents above)
  • Current proof of your residence at that address mailed to the home (i.e. bank statement, insurance statement, new Colorado drivers license receipt, US Postal Service official address change form, bills received including cell phone, etc. with your name and address clearly listed)

If you have any questions you can contact our Registrar Jessica Baldwin at 720-972-5131

Learn more about the Choice Program and to get answers to frequently asked questions. The Admissions Office can be contacted via email at choice@adams12.org or via phone at (720) 972-4055.

If you are in need of Spanish-speaking services or translation please contact Gladys Fernandez at 720-972-7105 or gladys.fernandez@adams12.org

Parents Right To Know

As a parent of a student at STEM Launch, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teacher who instructs your child. This is a requirement for all districts that receive Title I funds. Federal law allows you to request certain information about your student’s classroom teacher. The law also requires the district to give you this information in a timely manner upon request. Listed below is the information about which you have the right to ask for regarding each of your student’s classroom teachers.
  • Whether the Colorado Department of Education has licensed or endorsed your student’s teacher for the grades and subjects taught.
  • Whether CDE has decided that your student’s teacher can teach in a classroom without being licensed or qualified under state regulations because of special circumstances.
  • The teacher’s college major; whether the teacher has any advanced degrees, and, if so, the subject of the degrees.
  •  Whether any teachers’ aides or similar para-educators provide services to your child and, if they do, their qualifications.
  Please contact Robyn Werpy in the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Human Resources Office at 720-972-4058 or robyn.m.werpy@adams12.org if you would like to receive any of this information.