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State Delegates Visit Tollgate Elementary for Expeditionary Learning Lesson
A number of Colorado legislators, including several from the Aurora delegation, visited Tollgate Elementary School of Expeditionary Learning recently to learn more about the school's outstanding expeditionary learning model. APS Board of Education members were also on hand to participate in the dialogue.  Expeditionary Learning Schools (ELS) is a national, non-profit organization that partners with schools […]


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Hospital Treatment Program Helping Students Learn While Getting Healthy
For most people, hospital stays are no fun. While it's the best place to be to receive top notch medical care, the thought alone can be daunting, especially for children. Fortunately, Children's Hospital Colorado and Aurora Public Schools have built a long-lasting, unique initiative that ensures students receiving long-term medical care are still able to learn.  The Medical […]


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Pickens Technical College Open House
Pickens Technical College Open House Feb 12 4:30-6:30pm Student Commons, 500 Airport Blvd, Aurora www.pickenstech.org


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Proposed Music and H.S. Social Studies / Sociology Materials on Display
PROPOSED CURRICULUM ADOPTION Curriculum materials being considered for adoption by Aurora Public Schools Board of Education will be available for public inspection Friday, January 16, 2015 through January 30, 2015 at the Division of Equity in Learning, Educational Services Center Building 2, 15751 East First Avenue, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  You may contact […]


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Students Use Blindfolds to Open Their Eyes to a Different World
Improving one’s athletic abilities usually involves fine-tuning eye-hand coordination. But, what happens when sight is removed from play? This is what Vista PEAK Exploratory’s first grade physical education class is discovering through the sport of goalball. Goalball is a game for visually-impaired athletes that evolved from a way to rehabilitate visually-impaired World War II veterans […]


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Hinkley’s IB Diploma Programme Shines
The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) recently conducted a study to determine national trends of student participation and success in the IB Diploma Programme, a challenging two-year curriculum aimed at students during their final two years of high school. Out of 830 schools nationwide that offer the program, Hinkley High School was one of only five […]


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A Note of Gratitude to the APS Board of Education
January is School Board Recognition Month! APS is grateful for the numerous sacrifices each APS Board of Education member has made and continues to make to accelerate learning for every APS student, every day. APS board members go the extra mile for our students with no reservations. They spend their personal time attending meetings; participating […]


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America’s Promise How to Afford College Resource Fair
AMERICA’S PROMISE HOW TO AFFORD COLLEGE & CAREER TRAININGRESOURCE FAIR & FREE PRESENTATIONfor middle and high school students and parentsto prepare for life after high school Tuesday, January 275-6:30 p.m. • Resources & light refreshments6:30-7:30 p.m. • Program & Panel Discussion Join us at the Community College of Aurora16000 E. CentreTech Pkwy Aurora, CO 80011 […]


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Jewell Hosts WinterFest Family Night
The students, families and staff of Jewell Elementary School sure are in the holiday spirit. For a third consecutive year, the school community celebrated the season at its WinterFest Family Night. With more than 350 attendees, the event featured  a dance, family pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus and a variety of holiday activities, including opportunities for families […]


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School Bus Driver Volunteers as Quigong Trainer
Story by Ashley Smith APS Communication Team Intern Aurora Public Schools bus driver Robert R. Griesemer knows a thing or two about good health practices. He recently noticed a distinct need for educating his colleagues about certain practices – namely qigong – and he willingly gave of his own time to volunteer as a trainer. […]


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Upcoming Events
  • January 16, 2015

    Proposed Music & H.S. Social Studies / Sociology Curriculum on Display 1/16-1/30

  • January 23, 2015

    APS Art Educators Exhibit 1/23-3/6

  • January 26, 2015

    GED Testing

  • January 27, 2015

    GED Testing

  • January 27, 2015

    America's Promise How to Afford College Resource Fair

  • January 28, 2015

    Screening for 2015-2016 Preschool

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