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Application and Admission Information

HULSTROM APPLICATION WINDOW FOR 2020-2021 OPENS DEC. 1, 2019.

Hulstrom K-8 is based on the foundation of excellent instruction, rigorous student academics, and accelerated learning for all, with a focus on 21st Century skills and methodology. We serve and meet the needs of advanced students, including those identified as gifted and talented, while supporting their unique social-emotional needs in a caring and nurturing environment.

Admissions Information

Family Information Nights

Please attend one of the required family information nights.  Attendees will tour the school and learn about the educational opportunities that await your child at Hulstrom.  Parent Information Nights for any potential students new to Hulstrom K-8 will be on Tuesday 12/10/19 and Wednesday 1/8/20, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  The Parent Information Night for current Hulstrom 5th graders transitioning to 6th grade will be on 1/14/20 from 6:00-8:00pm.  No RSVP is required for any Parent Information Nights, and child care is provided.  

Kindergarten 

If you are interested in applying for kindergarten please submit your choice application electronically here.

Applications for 2019-2020 will be accepted December 1 through January 31. 

All potential kindergarten students will go through a screening process held at Hulstrom.  During the screening process, potential kindergarten students participate in a variety of assessments focused on the ability to understand, use and apply literacy skills, quick understanding of text with a large vocabulary, number sense, the ability to calculate, the ability to solve complex spatial problems, the ability to reason, processing and age appropriate interaction.

 The purpose of the screening is to identify students who demonstrate readiness and need for an advanced academic and/or gifted and talented program.  The screening results are combined with any additional information provided by the family to create a body of evidence. Each potential kindergarten student’s body of evidence is reviewed by a committee, and the committee determines each student’s readiness for Hulstrom K-8.  

Screening will be scheduled by Hulstrom K-8 after the application process begins.  Kindergarten screening can take anywhere between 45 minutes to 2 hours.  If your child has an IQ report, it must be submitted prior to scheduling the screening and can be sent to debbie.hall@adams12.org.  If your child does not have an IQ report, please anticipate 2 hours for the screening.  An IQ report is not a requirement of the admission process. 

Please email the following completed forms to debbie.hall@adams12.org prior to your scheduled kindergarten screening:  Parent Survey and Home Language form.  Hulstrom K-8 will provide an Interpreter if needed.  

Your child must be five years old on or before October 1 of the school year he/she will start school. If your child misses the cut-off date, but is a highly advanced student (at or above 97th percentile on nationally normed assessments as per Colorado Department of Education guidelines), you can apply for early entrance.   For more information on early entrance, please go to  Early Access.

 Waitlist

Hulstrom does not keep or roll the wait list from year to year, so families need to apply through the choice office each year that they are interested.  Please see here for Choice office information.

 Sibling Priority

For all grade levels, siblings who qualify to attend Hulstrom K-8 will be given priority as space becomes available.

1st -8th Grades

Applications for 2019-2020 will be accepted December 1 through January 31. Please submit your Choice Application here

Admission  in grades 1-8 will be filled by lottery if and when space becomes available. 

If you are interested in applying for grades 1-8, please submit your choice application electronically and email a body of evidence to debbie.hall@adams12.org.  The body of evidence should include:

  • A copy of your child’s Advanced Learning Plan (ALP) if they are formally identified gifted and talented

  • Academic Achievement Data, including, but not limited to, PARCC, CMAS, MAP/NWEA, etc.

  • Cognitive Assessments completed by schools as part of the Universal Screening Process, including, but not limited to, CogAT, NNAT, etc.

  • IQ Report - This is not required, but will be entered into the body of evidence if provided

 For questions contact Deb Hall at debbie.hall@adams12.org or 720-972-5402

For Spanish-speaking families only – please call 720-972-6000

Colorado Preschool Program (CPP) 

Our process for enrollment for the Colorado Preschool Program (CPP) for at-risk families has changed and we have updated the information on our page on the district website to help families with enrollment questions and about our new process.  Please visit the Preschool website at www.adams12.org/programs/preschool for more information.