APS News: Students

Ethiopian Dignitaries Experience a Day in the Life of APS Students
Adama, Ethiopia Mayor Abreham Adula and Deputy Mayor Agned Yusuf happily endured a 19-hour flight to Adama’s first U.S. sister city—Aurora! Adula and Yusuf’s top priorities included experiencing American education culture first-hand and Aurora Public Schools delivered. Hinkley High School and Elkhart Elementary School staff welcomed the delegation with open arms, providing them an opportunity […]


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Vassar Teacher Helps Student Reach New Heights
Vassar Elementary School third grade teacher Nancy Taphorn understands the value of a hand-written letter in today’s tech-driven society. Every winter and summer break, she mails her third-grade students personalized thank you cards brimming with words of encouragement and praise. Wonderfully, this small gesture changed the course of one student’s life forever. When nine-year-old A.J. […]


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Kaiser Permanente Awards $200K Grant to APS for Physical Activity Awareness
Submitted by Janna MorleyAPS Grants and Federal Programs Keeping students in tip-top physical shape is a high priority for Aurora Public Schools staff members. And thanks to a grant from Kaiser Permanente, the job just got a little easier. Under the Thriving Schools initiative, Kaiser recently awarded a grant of nearly $200,000 to APS in an effort […]


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Join Us for the APS Community Campus P-8 Groundbreaking
Please join us for the Aurora Public Schools Community Campus P-8 groundbreaking: Wednesday, Sept. 35:30 p.m.APS Community Campus2nd Avenue & Airport Boulevard To address continuing enrollment growth at elementary and P-8 schools in the district, the APS Board of Education approved the construction of the new school on the APS Community Campus.  The school will […]


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New APS Early Learning Center Shines For Community at Grand Opening Gala
Clarissa DeHoyos and Casandra Orozco have quite the full plates. Having become mothers while still in high school, both students faced considerable challenges. However, thanks to a new early learning center in north Aurora, DeHoyos, Orozco and other teen parents in Aurora Public Schools will now have a place to take their children for the […]


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DHH Program Hosts Cookout to Celebrate End of Summer with Families
Nothing says summer quite like barbecues and hanging out at the park. For families of students enrolled in the Aurora Public Schools Deaf and Hard of Hearing program, their last few weeks of summer couldn't have started better than it did recently when DHH staff members hosted a cookout at Great Plains Splash Park. With […]


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Early Childhood Education Department Moves to Temporary Location
The APS Early Childhood Education Department has moved to a temporary location while our main offices are being remodeled. Our new temporary offices are located at: APS Early Childhood Education William Smith High School400 Airport Blvd. Aurora, CO 80011 Our main phone number has remained the same: 303-364-9371.


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APS Staff Freeze for Heartwarming Cause
It’s a phenomenon sweeping the nation and social media by storm – a very icy storm, that is! To shed light on a deadly disease called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gherig’s disease, people are embracing what has been dubbed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative illness that […]


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Gateway’s IB Students Shoot for the Stars
It's a celebration in Oly land. Gateway High School just completed its inaugural International Baccalaureate Diploma Program testing year, marking the first time that Gateway students were allowed to take the IB exams. Gateway's program launched when the class of 2014 started their freshmen year of high school, and those students started off in the IB […]


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AWCPA Begins School Year in a Lively Fashion
Aurora West College Preparatory Academy (AWCPA) knows how to start the school year off right—with a mariachi band, food and prizes. Their annual back to school event drew more than 700 AWCPA students and parents. Students acquired their assigned lockers, familiarized themselves with the building and learned how to get involved in after school activities, […]


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  • September 2, 2014

    GED Testing

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    APS Board of Education Meeting

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    GED Testing

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    APS Community Campus P-8 Groundbreaking Ceremony

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    GED Testing

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    GED Testing

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