APS to Open New STEM School On World-Class Medical Campus

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NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 1, 2018

APS to Open New STEM School On World-Class Medical Campus

Students in Aurora Public Schools will soon have the unique opportunity to learn and work on a world-class medical campus. APS is announcing the new location of a grades 6-12 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) school on the Fitzsimons Innovation Campus in partnership with the Denver School of Science and Technology.

The new school will provide APS students with a nationally-renowned STEM program. Thanks to its proximity to the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center, students will also have increased access to internships, externships and job-shadowing opportunities.

“APS is a district of momentum, opportunity and impact,” said APS Superintendent Rico Munn. “We are eager to help grow the next generation of APS doctors, researchers and medical professionals who will be inspired to learn, work and give back to our community.”

The school is scheduled to open during the 2019-20 school year to sixth-grade students. A new grade will be added each subsequent year. Students living in northwest Aurora will be given preference for enrollment. Then, enrollment will open up to other APS students.

One of the core beliefs of the APS strategic plan, APS 2020, is that community partnerships provide vital resources and opportunities for students and families. APS is pleased to deepen its partnership with the Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority and the Anschutz Community Campus Partnership.

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Interested media may contact APS Public Information Officer
Corey Christiansen at 303.326.2755 for more information