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Enrollment Information

HULSTROM APPLICATION WINDOW IS NOW CLOSED.

Hulstrom K-8 specializes in education with high levels of depth and complexity for advanced and gifted learners.  The curriculum is differentiated for students based on their levels of readiness as determined by a body of evidence which is continually built through formal and informal assessments and classroom observation and evidence. Students are clustered with other students showing similar levels of readiness.

  Admission Information

We will start to accept applications for the 2019-2020 School Year starting December 1 through January 31. The application link will be available on December 1. If you are applying for kindergarten please submit the application by January 15  in order to schedule kindergarten screening.

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. Choice office information.

For grades 1-8, spots will be filled by lottery if and when space becomes available. Hulstrom is open for choice to out of district applications as long as a student IQ report is provided.  Boundary Locator


Please attend one of the required parent information nights for a tour of the school and to learn more about educational opportunities for your child. Information nights are Tuesday 12/11/18 and Wednesday 1/9/19, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. You do not have to RSVP however make sure you sign in at the time of the scheduled information meeting. Childcare will be provided. (Child must be potty trained) 

If you are interested in applying for grades 1-8, please submit your choice application electronically and email a copy of student IQ report (cognitive testing from a qualified licensed psychologist is acceptable),  copies of most current school and or state assessment reports, (example. PARCC, CMAS and MAP reports, etc, no report cards) to debbie.hall@adams12.org.

Your child must be 5 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 98th percentile on nationally normed assessments as per Colorado Department of Education guidelines), you can apply for early entrance. Families interested in applying for Early Access MUST apply to the school district in which they reside. The Adams 12 Early Access process only serves families within the Adams 12 district boundaries. Families residing outside of Adams 12 boundaries should contact the school district in which they are located. To check your residence please see the Adams 12 Boundary Locator. For more information on early entrance, please go to   Early Access.

Hulstrom Kindergarten is a full-day, tuition-based program. There is a $50.00 one time registration fee and a tuition fee of $300.00 a month.  There is a $25.00 late fee for payments not paid by the first of every month. Tuition is waived for families who qualify for a free or reduced lunch. The Hulstrom K-8 kindergarten is considered advanced and highly rigorous, the expectation is on academics and the supporting behavior needed to accomplish advanced academics. We challenge our students beyond what a traditional school will, and the expectation for parental involvement reflects this.

If you choose to have outside IQ testing the scheduled kindergarten screening can take anywhere between 45 minutes to 2 hours depending on the students IQ testing results. (Out of district families are required to submit an IQ report.) If you choose NOT to have outside IQ testing plan on approximatly 2 hours for your child's kindergarten screening. This is why it is important to submit IQ report as soon as possible for scheduling purposes. IQ testing is required for out of district students and encouraged but not required for in-district students. If your child has an IQ report please submit prior to scheduled screening to debbie.hall@adams12.org, your child may lose their space if  submitted after screening. If parents are interested in obtaining an IQ test they can do so at their own expense. IQ testing can cost anywhere from $250 lower or higher depending on the actual tests being administered. Hulstrom accepts nationally known IQ assessments, there is a list of licensed psychologists on the Adams 12 web site.

All potential kindergarten students will go through a kindergarten readiness screening and will be placed in a class according to their area of strength.  Screening will be scheduled by Hulstrom K-8 after the application process begins.  Kindergarten screening consists of the ability to understand, use and apply literacy skills, quick understanding of text and large vocabulary, number sense, the ability to calculate, the ability to solve complex spatial problems, the ability to reason, processing and age appropriate interaction.

Please email the following completed forms prior to your scheduled kindergarten screening:  Parent Survey and Home Language form .  IQ testing is strongly encouraged for grades K-8 and can be submitted to Deb Hall at debbie.hall@adams12.org.  If the screening determines that Hulstrom K-8 is an appropriate placement, the student will be considered for admission. Based on the screening results, students will be selected for the Gifted and Talented Program or the Advanced Academic Program (both programs are academically very rigorous and are explained in more detail below). Once the kindergarten screening is complete, students are selected by lottery and space availability through the Choice Office. Applicants for the upper grades will be screened using their school records and other pertinent information including IQ report if available. For all levels, siblings who qualify to attend Hulstrom K-8 will be given priority as space becomes available. 

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

Hulstrom K-8 School is most successful for students who exhibit the following characteristics:

Motivation, Independence, Emotional and Social Maturity, Enthusiasm and Passion for Learning, Risk Taking, High Potential for Achievement and Production, Creative and Critical Thinking and Strong parental support.

When considering whether a child is an appropriate candidate for Hulstrom, parents should take into  account the rigorous pace of instruction, the high expectations, and the level of independence sometimes required:

  • Trust your own knowledge of your child.
  • Trust your own feelings and instincts about a school.
  • Remember that your child must be prepared for a world very different from the one you experienced as a young child.
  • Remember that school is not like it was when you were there.
  • Include your child in the decision-making process.
  • Seek many different opinions.
  • Be cautious about making a decision based on only one factor.

COLORADO PRESCHOOL PROGRAM (CPP) 

Adams 12 Five Star Schools offers preschool to a limited number of CPP qualifying children.  The Colorado Preschool Program is funded by the state of Colorado. Eligible children will attend at no cost to the family.  Classes are 4 days per week, 2 hours and 55 minutes per day. To be eligible for the Colorado Preschool Program in Adams 12 Five Star Schools: è The child and parent/guardian must reside within the boundaries of the Adams 12 Five Star Schools. Two proofs of residency must be provided at the time of the screening appointment. The child must go through the Adams12 free screening process. The child must meet the State’s criteria for eligibility. Some examples of qualifying risk factors are:§  Child is eligible to receive free or reduced-cost lunch pursuant to the provisions of the Federal “National School Lunch Act”;§  Child is in need of language development, including but not limited to the ability to speak English;§  Child lives in a Multiple-Family Household;§  Parent or Guardian has not successfully completed a high school education or its equivalent. All students must have an up-to-date immunization record and physical, required by Colorado State Law, and an official birth certificate as they enter preschool. The parent/guardian must be responsible for transportation to and from the program.¨      Appointments are required.        Call : Becky McLaughlin at 720-972-8761      Jody Davis at 720-972-6145            Katrina Groetken at 720-972-3870 Please leave only one message with one person. Leaving multiple messages may delay your return call. 

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