Education

Group of school childrenCommerce City’s 10,000+ students in grades K-12 are served by two school districts, Adams 14 School District and School District 27J:

Adams County School District 14
This district serves the historic parts of Commerce City. Adams 14 has 13 schools that offer choices to meet the needs of a diverse student body.

School District 27J
This district covers the northern range of Commerce City—one of the fastest growing areas in the state. The school district serves nearly 17,000 students from the cities of Brighton, Commerce City, and Thornton as well as portions of unincorporated Adams, Broomfield and Weld Counties.

Career and Technical Education

School District Adams 14 provides students in career and technical education programs with the work-related skills as well as academic and technical knowledge necessary to be successful in post-secondary education, training, and employment. Career and technical programs include auto body repair, culinary arts, machine tool, multimedia and business.

School District 27J offers 17 Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs which specialize in preparing students in skilled trades, applied sciences, modern technologies and career preparation. Students can begin investigating STEM education, health careers or family and consumer sciences in middle school. In high school all students choose from 17 different programs including Agriculture, Automotive, Welding, Marketing, Family and Consumer Sciences, Catering, Health Careers, and Commercial Art and Advertising.

Charter Schools

Charter Schools are publicly funded independent schools under the terms of a charter with local or national authority that can be established by teachers, parents, or community groups.

Higher Education

Front Range Community College serves the Commerce City area. The college has nearly 28,000 students and offers 46 associate degrees - including business and logistics, computer information systems, and hospitality management. Front Range Community College is one of the schools in the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), the state’s largest system of higher education that serves 137,000 students each year at 13 colleges and 39 locations across Colorado.

Several colleges offering 4-year undergraduate and graduate programs are in the region, including: