APS News: Vista PEAK

The Plot Thickens: APS Drama Students Prepare for the Spotlight
Aurora Public Schools’ high school drama students are gearing up to bring live entertainment to the Aurora community. Beginning Feb. 25, the talented actors and actresses will hit the stage in full character to give their audience a night to remember. Join us at a show to support the arts!Monty Python's Spamalot Feb. 25-27, 7 […]


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APS Students Become the Change they Wish to see in the World
Students of all ages across Aurora Public Schools are on a mission to save the world, literally. Our students are embracing eco-friendly practices and taking time out of their busy days to promote energy and resource conservation. At the Spring Green Star Schools Kick Off, students and staff gathered to connect with industry partners, learn ways to […]


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Vista PEAK Students Earn Virtual Passport Stamps, Explore Animals with Experts
Submitted by Kimberly CulhaneVista PEAK Exploratory Students in two Vista PEAK Exploratory fourth grade classrooms recently participated in Microsoft’s first-ever Global Skype-a-Thon to enjoy learning without borders. The students virtually traveled nearly 12,000 miles to speak with animal experts across the world. The students skyped with scientist Jean Pennycook in Antarctica to talk about the […]


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Vista PEAK Choirs Hit the Right Notes
Hats off to the choirs at Vista PEAK Exploratory and Preparatory campuses, who shined recently at a national competition.  The choirs competed in the “Old West Choir Fest” show choir competition in Scottsbluff, Neb. With more than 25 choirs from the Midwest, Vista PEAK students made quite the name for themselves.  The Exploratory Advanced Choir earned a silver […]


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Vista PEAK’s DECA Chapter Goes Green to Keep Streets Clean
Vista PEAK Preparatory’s DECA students are the leaders of tomorrow, but they’re also shining as the environmentalists of today. The group recently committed to the City of Aurora’s Adopt-A-Street program, taking an active role in keeping their community’s streets litter-free. The chapter adopted E. 6th Avenue Parkway from N. Gun Club Road to N. Little River […]


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Vista PEAK Preparatory’s AP Program Hailed for Student Diversity
Vista PEAK Preparatory’ s Advanced Placement courses are experiencing dramatic gains in student enrollment and achievement thanks to The Colorado Education Initiative’s Colorado Legacy Schools (CLS) program. CLS strives to increase the number of Colorado’s high school female students, low-income students and students of color enrolled and excelling in rigorous AP coursework. Students who pass […]


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Vista PEAK Exploratory P-8 Students Show Off Math Acumen
Story Submitted by Thuy Huynh Vista PEAK Exploratory The University of Colorado at Denver recently hosted the state’s first Julia Robinson Math Festival. More than 300 middle school students from across the state took part in interactive and engaging mathematical activities under the guidance of over 80 mathematics faculty, graduate students and teachers. Students collaborated […]


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Vista PEAK Preparatory Welcomes Class of 2019
Vista PEAK Preparatory recently opened its doors to the 2015-16 freshman class. The former Vista PEAK Exploratory eighth grade students participated in a ceremonial walk across the street to their new stomping grounds. Loads of students and staff lined the pathway to cheer the group on and bid them farewell. After a symbolic release of […]


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Rangeview High School, Vista PEAK Preparatory Students Shine at FBLA State Leadership Conference
Congratulations to Aurora Public Schools Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapters for their hard work and success at the Colorado State Leadership Conference. Out of the 24 Rangeview High School students who qualified to compete at the state level, nine students placed first in their events and six students placed fourth. 11 APS students are national […]


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Game 24 Tournament Highlights Student Math Skills
At the APS Professional Learning & Conference Center, students from across APS recently showed off their math skills in the annual Game 24 Tournament. Nearly 50 students in grades 6-8 from 12 middle schools and K-8 schools participated in this year's tournament. Nearly 70 students from 17 elementary schools also participated in a separate tournament. In groups of […]


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  • State Wrestling Finals

  • GED Testing

  • Pickens Technical College Open House

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  • February 4, 2016

    APS Art Educators Exhibit @ DAVA

  • February 12, 2016

    State Swimming Finals

  • February 12, 2016

    GED Testing

  • February 15, 2016

    Presidents' Day - No School

  • February 16, 2016

    GED Testing

  • February 16, 2016

    ACTION Zone Open House

  • February 16, 2016

    BOE Work Session @ ESC 4

  • February 16, 2016

    BOE Executive Session

  • February 17, 2016

    APS Preschool Screening for 2016-17

  • February 17, 2016

    GED Testing

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