Julie Thigpen Named Colo. School Nurse of the Year

The Colorado Association of School Nurses recently named Julie Thigpen of Vista PEAK Exploratory Colorado School Nurse of the Year! The award honors Thigpen’s demonstration of excellence in leadership, teamwork, vision, community partnership and innovation. Previous to pursuing a career in … Read More

School Starts Soon! Check your School’s Start Date

Most students in grades 6-12 start school Aug. 8. Most students in grades 1-5 start Aug. 10. Preschool and kindergarten begin Aug. 14. Please contact your school regarding the exact start date.

The APS Back to School Kickoff Takes Place Aug. 5!

Aurora Public Schools is excited to start the 2017-18 school year off on a high note with our 10th annual Back to School Kickoff! APS students and families will receive free goodies, food and entertainment. This is an event you … Read More

Join us at a Rockies Game this Sunday, May 7!

The Colorado Rockies and Aurora Public Schools Foundation invite students, families and staff to celebration the annual APS Appreciation Day at Coors Field this Sunday, May 7 at 1:10 p.m.! Enjoy an exciting game as the Colorado Rockies face off with … Read More

Students Hone Valuable Math Skills in Game 24 Tournament

At the APS Professional Learning & Conference Center, students from across APS recently showed off their math skills in the annual Game 24 Tournament. More than 60 students from 16 elementary and P/K-8 schools participated in this year's tournament.  More than 20 students in grades … 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

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
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