APS Fifth Graders Run the Town—Young AmeriTowne, That Is!

More than 1,000 APS fifth-grade students are currently participating as citizens in Young AmeriTowne! The simulated city, constructed by Young Americans Bank, provides students hands-on opportunities to learn business and economics. Throughout April, APS is hosting this award-winning educational event. … Read More

Girls Tech Camp Inspires Future STEM Leaders

Aurora Public Schools recently hosted the seventh annual Girls Technology Camp! This day-long event linked sixth-grade female students from across the district with one another to engage in hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) experiences. In addition to sessions on … Read More

2016 Bond Projects Underway

Plans are well underway for several bond-funded construction projects. Below are some of the projects starting this year: A new building for Mrachek Middle School Classroom additions at Vista PEAK Preparatory and Rangeview high schools Mechanical repairs at Aurora Central … Read More

Recognizing Excellence in APS

Aurora Public Schools is excited to see the APS 2020: Shaping the Future strategic plan coming to life across the district. Students, parents, staff and community members are going above and beyond to ensure APS students have the plans, skills … Read More

Vista PEAK Exploratory Students Pay It Forward During PoWeR Session

Students at Vista PEAK Exploratory regularly participate in Post-secondary and Workforce Readiness sessions known as PoWeR sessions throughout the year. Recently, one of those sessions focused on quilting and learning basic sewing skills. The students who participated knew they had … Read More

Dozens of Columbia Middle School Students Pen Inspiring Personal Essays About Their Teachers

More than 60 Columbia Middle School students submitted heartfelt personal essays about why they appreciate their teachers in the Barnes & Noble My Favorite Teacher Contest. Staff members with the local Barnes & Noble bookstore located at 170 South Abilene Street … Read More

Prestigious Scholarships Rolling in for APS’ Class of 2017

As the school year begins to wind down to an end and thoughts of leaving high school swirl through seniors’ minds, the students may experience feelings that are bitter sweet. But there’s one thing senior year can bring that’s just sweet—a … Read More
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