APS Schools Earn Top State Awards

The Colorado Department of Education recently recognized seven APS schools with its annual academic recognition awards. 

“We are proud to be a district of momentum where our students, staff and families are being recognized for growth and continuous improvement. Year over year, APS is making significant gains and we are excited to build on our momentum with these top awards from the Colorado Department of Education.” - Superintendent Rico Munn

Congratulations to the staff and students at the following schools.

2017 Centers of Excellence Award

The CDE distributes this award to schools with the highest rates of student academic growth, as measured by the Colorado Growth Model, and a student population that is at least 75 percent at risk.

  • East Middle School
  • Elkhart Elementary School
  • Fulton Academy of Excellence
  • Laredo Elementary School
  • Vassar Elementary School

Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award

This award is presented to schools that demonstrate exceptional student growth by exceeding expectations related to longitudinal academic growth and by meeting or exceeding expectations related to academic growth gaps.

  • Dartmouth Elementary School

 John Irwin Schools of Excellence Award

CDE awards this distinction to schools that demonstrate excellent academic achievement by exceeding expectations on the academic achievement indicator and by meeting or exceeding expectations related to academic growth gaps.

  • Aurora Quest K-8