Lt. Governor Celebrates APS Pathways to Results

Lt. Governor Joe Garcia talks about APS Academic & Career Pathways
Lt. Governor Joe Garcia talks about APS Academic & Career Pathways

More than 200 people recently attended the Aurora Public Schools Pathways to Results Celebration that highlighted how APS Academic and Career Pathways are impacting student learning. 

Lieutenant Governor Joe Garcia joined APS Superintendent John L. Barry, APS Board of Education members and community partners at this special event to see the results of the community’s contributions to APS student learning.

"APS is one of the leading districts in the state of Colorado demonstrating what's possible with P-20 education and academic and career pathways."
- Colorado Lt. Governor Joe Garcia 

Students presented hands-on and visual demonstrations from all four pathways.  

Health Sciences students worked in a simulated hospital room and developed anatomy sculptures in clay. Business students showcased their work on the stock market, Microsoft certifications and business blogging. Arts and Communication students showcased the teaching of primary reading skills and highlighted their partnership with the Denver Art Museum. Students in Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) programmed maze-running robots, tested a 21st century classroom and developed complex 3-D animations.

Health Sciences Pathway student Janet Mensah
Health Sciences Pathway student Janet Mensah

The celebration also focused on the important partnership between APS and the community, including business, industry, workforce development, economic development and higher education. From participation in focus groups to creating hands-on learning for students, APS partners have had a significant impact on the development of Academic and Career Pathways and student success.

"Thanks to your support and dedication, I and many other students in APS can reach our dreams and reach our personal potential ... you are the support system that all of us needs and I am proud to call you my family." 
- Janet Mensah
Health Sciences Pathway student