Adams 12 Five Star Education Foundation

The FSE Foundation works to develop sustainable resources for our students, developing public/private partnerships, growing funds to pay for programming and experiences and providing career tools directly to students. We can't do this work without you.

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Official Name
School District 12 Education Foundation​​​​​​​
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Adams 12 Five Star Education Foundation
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1500 E. 128th Ave.
Thornton, CO 80241
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1500 E 128th Avenue
Thornton, CO 80241
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1500 E 128th Avenue
Thornton, CO 80241
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Mission Statement

We 'mind the gap' between traditional K-12 education and the outside world. With the support of our donors and funders, we create links and bridges for Adams12 students and the outside world. Through community partnerships, we ensure that ALL students see their own path to future success.

Mission: Invest in Student Success
Vision: The Five Star Education Foundation contributes to the improvement of the overall quality of life in our community through investments in educational services and programs to assist Adams12 students in achieving their full potential.

Organization History

The Five Star Education Foundation was formed in September 1985 by 10 dedicated citizens. The goal - to raise money from the community to support educational activities that were outside the school district's general fund budget. This support was provided by way of grants to teachers in the district to implement programs they created. The foundation distributed its first grants in September 1986. The foundation has been supporting the education of children in the Five Star School district ever since. With more than 45,000 students served each year and well over 48% of those students on free and reduced lunch, we are singularly focused on making sure that our students are ready for their future.


"The Bollman Technical Education Center is so grateful for the support of the Five Star Education Foundation! The support we have received from the Foundation has enabled to purchase a fully furnished and running ambulance (for an investment of only $4000) which has been a primary contributor to the growth of our EMT program to 3 times the number of students we were previously serving, and to fully prepare our students to pass to National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians exam in greater numbers each year. Our students are employed at Denver Health, Northglenn Ambulance, Stadium Medical, and others right out of high school!

The support we received last year enabled us to increase the number of industry recognized certifications completed by our students from 179 in the 16-17 school year to 578 in the 17/18 school year. This past year, 100% of the certifications were covered thanks to the support of the Foundation. Many of these students are entering post-secondary opportunities, apprenticeships, the military, and the workforce, with the knowledge and skills they need to excel." Janet Renden, Principal, Bollman Technical Education Center

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