APS Students Become the Change they Wish to see in the World

Students of all ages across Aurora Public Schools are on a mission to save the world, literally. Our students are embracing eco-friendly practices and taking time out of their busy days to promote energy and resource conservation.

At the Spring Green Star Schools Kick Off, students and staff gathered to connect with industry partners, learn ways to make schools more sustainable and determine how to engage more people in their efforts.

Congratulations to the schools below for collectively earning more than $41,000 from energy savings that resulted from student-led activities. The money will aid each school in continuing to go green.

  • Aurora Frontier K-8 - $500
  • Aurora Hills Middle School - $650
  • Aurora West College Preparatory Academy - $2,900
  • Century Elementary School - $650
  • Dartmouth Elementary School - $300
  • East Middle School - $5,800
  • Elkhart Elementary School - $1,400
  • Fletcher Community School - $850
  • Fulton Academy of Excellence - $3,500
  • Hinkley High School - $11,500
  • Mrachek Middle School - $650
  • Rangeview High School - $5,100
  • Vassar Elementary - $1,150
  • Virginia Court Elementary School - $400
  • Vista Peak Exploratory P-8 - $4,800
  • Wheeling IB World School - $1,200

The Green Star Schools program supports APS’ goal to ensure every student has credentials that open doors. Students can earn digital badges for leadership, collaboration, innovation and more for being involved in their school's environmental club.

Bravo to the young conservationists!