Aurora Public Schools offers competitive athletic programs for all middle and high school students, including basketball, track and field, soccer and wrestling. Participation in athletics is designed to promote school spirit, provide a healthy outlet for energy, improve student morale and increase community involvement and support. It also aligns with the APS 2020: Shaping the Future core belief that every student has unique abilities that we must recognize and engage.
Meet APS student athletes Jayden Jackson, Jessica Terrones-Aguilar and Tony Reyes. Representing basketball, tennis and soccer, these three all-stars are on their way to the top and enjoy using athletics as an outlet.
School: Columbia Middle School
Current Spring Sport: Basketball
Favorite Athlete/Team: My brother (John Jackson– Cherokee Trail High School)
Sports Goal for 2016-17: “Work hard and get better at what I do; I’m the shooter. I just want our team to be better than we were last year.”
School: North Middle School Health Sciences and Technology Campus
Current Spring Sport: Soccer
Favorite Athlete/Team: Neymar da Silva Santos, Jr. (FC Barcelona and Brazil national team)
Sports Goal for 2016-17: “I want to help my team win this year’s finals and make it as far as possible."
School: Aurora Central High School
Current Spring Sport: Tennis
Favorite Athlete/Team: Magic Johnson (former Los Angeles Laker)
Sports Goal for 2016-17: “I want to improve my footwork and serving and be able to win more games. I also want to be more of a leader to my team.”
For information about APS athletics and a calendar of upcoming sporting events, visit athletics.aurorak12.org.