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Preparing 21st Century students to be productive and successful

Shadow Ridge and its community are committed to a shared school-wide culture focused on increasing student achievement by:

  • Supporting and challenging staff to be progressive, instructional leaders.
  • Providing a learning environment which emphasizes critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Developing a respectful, accountable, and organized student through consistently high expectations.
  • Building an environment which promotes creativity, innovation, and collaboration.
  • Shaping an adaptive, resourceful, and reflective student.
  • Modeling and guiding students through leadership opportunities.
  • Establishing a safe environment which promotes stability, trust, and cohesive support from all Shadow Ridge staff.
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High School Information Night



Adams 12 Five Star Schools is extremely proud of the variety of choices offered for quality, advanced academic programming available at each of its high schools. Our program offerings include the following range of options for your motivated students:

  • Horizon HS: the SOAR Honors program is a four year, individualized & comprehensive program designed to enlighten, enrich and excite students and prepare leaders for success in the post-secondary setting. The SOAR program provides structure and support for high achieving students to prepare for college leadership. Contact Dawn Schafer 720.972.4457 or




  • Mountain Range HS: the High School of Business™ program is an accelerated college program that prepares students to be leaders and competitors in our 21st Century Workplace and in our global society. The program prepares students to work in business and economics while working towards fluency in a World Language. Students in the program are dual enrolled in high school and college and have the opportunity to earn 21 college credits. Contact Lori Schaeffer 720.972.6332 or and Hilary Wimmer 720-972-6477 or


  • Northglenn HS:

  • STEM Pathways program is a student-centered environment rich in questioning and inquiry, where students have frequent opportunities to apply engineering design and problem-solving processes to authentic, contextual problems. STEM Pathways include: Engineering and Biomedical Science. Contact Eric Hotz 720-972-4691 or and Michael Cabibbo 720-972-4689 or


  • P-TECH at Northglenn STEM (EC@N-STEM) program is an innovative partnership between Adams 12 Five Star Schools, Front Range Community College, and Lumen Technologies where students are able to earn a free associates degree in Computer Information Systems. Students begin in 9th grade and finish their degree at FRCC. As such, students graduate with both a high school diploma and an industry-recognized associate degree, in addition to gaining relevant workplace skills. Contact Todd Corn 720-972-4629 or  


  • Thornton HS: the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma exposes students to a rigorous, comprehensive global education while preparing students for a series of exams as juniors & seniors that can enable them to get up to a year's worth of university credit. Contact Kathleen Fuller 720-972-2843 or 


  • Five Star Online Academy:   FSOA provides students with the opportunity to engage in a flexible, rigorous, and engaging learning experience right at a student's fingertips.  Our expanded virtual model includes weekly face-to-face virtual classes, in-person learning labs, and in-person enrichment activities.   We are proud to offer CP and AP courses at every level, to help students expand their learning in specific passion areas.  Contact Adria Moersen Lamb at 720-972-7433 or   Website Address:


All Adams 12 incoming 9th graders who reside within the Adams 12 boundaries are eligible to apply for all of the above programs, regardless of their attendance area boundaries.  For the 2023-2024 school year, based on current enrollment, Legacy will not be accepting applications to their specialized programs from students who reside outside of the district.  Northglenn High School will only accept applications from out-of-district students who attended one of our STEM K-8 schools.  Horizon, Mountain Range and Thornton High Schools will accept applications from out-of-district students.  As a result, families do not need to submit a choice application if applying directly to one of these specific programs.  


We encourage you to get to know each of these programs better to determine the best fit for your child by attending the High School Information Nights on November 15 & 17. ( Each school will be presenting during each of the two sessions).


               6:30 p.m. – 7:10 p.m. Session 1: School Presentation Session

7:20 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Session 2: School Presentation Session



To make the application process more efficient for parents, we have common application deadlines for each program.  These dates are as follows:


Nov. 2

Application process opens

Nov. 15 & 17

High School Information Night


Dec. 1

First round of Choice opens

Dec. 3

Last due date for all program applications (please check applications for specific due dates for each school’s specialized program)

Jan. 25

All candidates will be notified of their acceptance to specialized programs

Jan. 31

First round of Choice closes 

Feb. 16-17

Choice Notification letters mailed to families

Feb. 24

Accepted candidates must inform the schools’ program offices of their decision to attend or not attend 


After February 25, schools may begin selecting students from their wait lists if space is available.  We hope this will simplify the application process for you and your child as you continue your educational journey through Adams 12 Five Star Schools.

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Lee Peters Lynn R. Saltzgaver, Ed.D.

Executive Director of Schools Director, Advanced Academic & Gifted Services


Estimados padres y tutores de estudiantes de octavo grado:


Adams 12 Five Star Schools está extremadamente orgulloso de la variedad de opciones de programas académicos avanzados de calidad disponibles en nuestras preparatorias. Los programas que ofrecemos incluyen las siguientes opciones para los estudiantes motivados:

  • Horizon HS: el SOAR Honors es un programa integral e individualizado de cuatro años diseñado para iluminar, enriquecer y entusiasmar a los estudiantes y preparar líderes para el éxito en el entorno postsecundario. El programa SOAR brinda estructura y apoyo para que los estudiantes de alto rendimiento se preparen para el liderazgo. Póngase en contacto con Dawn Schafer 720.972.4457 o


  • Legacy HS: el Legacy 2000 es un programa riguroso de cuatro años diseñado para desarrollar las habilidades y experiencias tangibles e intangibles que ayudan a los estudiantes interesados ​​en prepararse para una carrera relacionada con las matemáticas, la ciencia y la tecnología. Póngase en contacto con Jason Cianfrance 720.972.6739 o .



  • Mountain Range HS: el High School of Business™ es un programa universitario acelerado que prepara a los estudiantes para ser líderes y competidores en nuestro lugar de trabajo del siglo XXI y en nuestra sociedad global. El programa prepara a los estudiantes para trabajar en negocios y economía mientras trabajan hacia la fluidez en un idioma mundial. Los estudiantes en el programa tienen inscripción doble en la escuela secundaria y la universidad y tienen la oportunidad de obtener 21 créditos universitarios. Póngase en contacto con Lori Schaeffer 720.972.6332 o y Hilary Wimmer 720-972-6477 o


  • Northglenn HS:

  • STEM Pathways es un entorno centrado en el estudiante rico en preguntas e indagaciones, donde los estudiantes tienen oportunidades frecuentes de aplicar el diseño de ingeniería y los procesos de resolución de problemas a problemas contextuales auténticos. Los caminos STEM incluyen: Ingeniería y Ciencias Biomédicas. Póngase en contacto con Eric Hotz 720-972-4691 o y Michael Cabibbo 720-972-4689 o


  • P-TECH en Northglenn STEM (EC@N-STEM) es una asociación innovadora entre Adams 12 Five Star Schools, Front Range Community College y Lumen Technologies donde los estudiantes pueden obtener un libre en Sistemas de Información Informática. Los estudiantes comienzan en el noveno grado y terminan su carrera en FRCC. Como tal, los estudiantes se gradúan con un diploma de escuela secundaria y un de asociado reconocido por la industria , además de adquirir habilidades laborales relevantes. Póngase en contacto con Todd Corn 720-972-4629 o  


  • Thornton HS: el Diploma de Bachillerato Internacional (IB) expone a los estudiantes a una educación global rigurosa e integral mientras los prepara para una serie de exámenes como juniors y seniors que pueden permitirles obtener hasta un año crédito universitario. Póngase en contacto con Kathleen Fuller 720-972-2843 o 


  • Five Star Online Academy: FSOA brinda a los estudiantes la oportunidad de participar en una experiencia de aprendizaje flexible, rigurosa y atractiva al alcance de la mano del estudiante. Nuestro modelo virtual ampliado incluye clases virtuales presenciales semanales, laboratorios de aprendizaje en persona y actividades de enriquecimiento en persona. Estamos orgullosos de ofrecer cursos CP y AP en todos los niveles, para ayudar a los estudiantes a expandir su aprendizaje en áreas específicas de pasión. Comuníquese con Adria Moersen Lamb al 720-972-7433 o Dirección del sitio web:


Todos los estudiantes de noveno grado que ingresan a Adams 12 que residen dentro de los límites de Adams 12 son elegibles para solicitar todos los programas anteriores, independientemente de los límites de su área de asistencia. Para el año escolar 2023-2024, basado en la inscripción actual, Legacy aceptará solicitudes para sus programas especializados de estudiantes que residen fuera del distrito. Northglenn High School solo aceptará solicitudes de estudiantes fuera del distrito que asistieron a una de nuestras escuelas STEM K-8. Las escuelas secundarias Horizon, Mountain Range y Thornton aceptarán solicitudes de estudiantes de fuera del distrito. Como resultado, las familias no necesitan presentar una solicitud de elección si solicitan directamente uno de estos programas específicos.  


Lo alentamos a que conozca mejor cada uno de estos programas para determinar cuál es el mejor para su hijo asistiendo a las Noches de Información de la Escuela Secundaria el 15 y 17 de noviembre. (Cada escuela estará presentando durante cada una de las dos sesiones).


               6:30 pm – 7:10 pm Sesión 1: Sesión de presentación de la escuela

7:20 pm – 8:00 pm Sesión 2: Sesión de presentación de la escuela



Para que el proceso de solicitud sea más eficiente para los padres, tenemos plazos de solicitud comunes para cada programa. Estas fechas son las siguientes:


noviembre 2

Se abre el proceso de solicitud

noviembre 15  y 17

Noche de información sobre la escuela secundaria

diciembre 1 

Se abre la primera ronda de elección

diciembre 3

Última fecha de vencimiento para todas las solicitudes de programas (consulte las solicitudes para conocer las fechas de vencimiento específicas para cada escuela). especializado)

enero 25

Todos los candidatos serán notificados de su aceptación a especializado programas

enero 31 

Cierra la primera ronda de elección 

febrero 16-17 

Cartas de notificación de elección enviadas por correo a las familias

febrero 24

Los candidatos aceptados deben informar a las oficinas del programa de las escuelas su decisión de asistir o no asistir 


Después del 25 de febrero, las escuelas pueden comenzar seleccionando estudiantes de sus listas de espera si hay espacio disponible. Esperamos que esto simplifique el proceso de solicitud para usted y su hijo a medida que continúan su viaje educativo a través de Adams 12 Five Star Schools.

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Lee Peters Lynn R. Saltzgaver, Ed.D.

Director Ejecutivo de Escuelas Director, Servicios Académicos Avanzados y

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Clinics (303) 650-4460     Dental (720) 207-0170


Pecos Clinic(dental)                    Boulder Clinic

   1701 W. 72nd Ave.                       2525 13th St.

   Denver, CO 80221                   Boulder, CO 80304


 Thornton Clinic (dental)       Lafayette Clinic (dental)

8990 N. Washington St.         1735 S Public Rd. 1st Floor

Thornton, CO 80229                 Lafayette, CO. 80026


Walk-In Clinic Location

8510 N. Bryan Street

Westminster, CO 80031

(2nd Floor) Mon-Fri 10 am to 5:30 pm

Pediatric, prenatal, seniors, mental health services, nutrition services, pharmaceutical and dental care.


Accepts Medicare, Medicaid, CHP+, CICP and also offer their own discount program based on income and family size.


Inner City Health Center

Wheat Ridge Family Health Clinic

6301 W 38th Ave.Wheat Ridge, CO.

  Medical: (303) 940-9118     


Inner City Health Center (York Street)

3800 York St. Denver, CO 80205

Medical: (303) 296-1767 Dental: (303) 296-4873


Medical Clinic Hours (Wheat Ridge and York):

8am to 5pm Mon, Wed and Thur

9am to 5pm Tue

8am to 4pm Fri

8am to 12pm Sat (York Only)

Pediatric, behavioral health, pre- and post-natal and dental services.


Accepts Medicaid, CHP+, and uninsured, having sliding-scale payment options for those who need it.

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Tri-County Health Department



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Westminster Office
1401 W. 122nd Ave. #200
Westminster, CO 80234
303-452-9547 Hours Mon-Fri 7 am to 5pm

Peak Wellness / Women's Cancer Screenings: 303-363-3018

Immunization Line: 303-451-0123

WIC:  303-255-6254

Family Planning: 303-363-3018

Teen Clinic:720:236-2525

Fax: 303-452-9712

Children with special needs referrals, Family planning, immunization for children and adults, nutrition services, prenatal case management, WIC


Main Number: (303) 360-6276

STRIDE Administration Office:

Address: 2255 S. Oneida St. Denver, CO 80224

Phone: (303) 761-1977

Open M-F 8am-5pm


Administrative Fax: (303) 761-2787

Health Records Fax: (303) 789-7222

Patient Accounts Fax: (303) 343-0247

Human Resources Fax: (303) 467-5350

Oral Health Services

Behavioral health Services

Patient Support Services

Pharmacy Services

Telehealth Services

Pharmacy Services

Accepts Medicaid, CHP+, and if uninsured, schedule a financial screening appointment to determine discounts or health plans you qualify for.


Kids First Health


  Westminster Location      Commerce City Location

     8030 Irving Street                  4675 E 69th Ave

 Westminster, CO 80031       Commerce City, CO 80022

      303-428-4384                       303-289-1086

       Ages 0-21                               Ages 0-21


Clinics only for students enrolled in these Schools

  Thornton High School          Adams City High School    

   9351 Washington St.               7200 Quebec Park

  Thornton, CO 80229         Commerce City, CO. 80022

     720-972-4976                        303-405-3050


  Adams City Middle School      Kearney Middle School

       4451 E 72nd Ave                    6160 Kearney Street

Commerce City, CO 80022       Commerce City, CO 80022

        303-853-5410                          303-286-0566


 Lester Arnold HIgh School         Brighton High School

     6500 E 72nd Ave                         270 S 8th Ave

Commerce City, CO. 80022        Brighton, CO 80601

       303-853-3310                            303-655-8924


Kids ages 0-21. Immunizations, Physicals, Sick & injury care, Teen health care, Preventive dental care


Accepts Medicaid, CHP+, and if uninsured, it offers a sliding fee scale program that is based on family’s household income.





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