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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 exceling in rigorous AP coursework. Students who pass […]

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GED Testing Schedule for December 2015
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Enrollment and Capacity Update
Due to enrollment growth over the last seven years, APS has experienced overcrowding at many of its schools. Nearly one-third of APS schools are at or above 90 percent of total capacity, even with mobile classrooms on site. APS has engaged stakeholders on a variety of options and solutions to address this challenge for more […]

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APS Bus Driver’s Artistic Display Honors The Mosleys
Meet Paul Ortiz, Aurora Public Schools bus driver by day and talented pencil portrait artist by night. He has drawn the faces of many iconic figures, but his latest masterpiece of the late Edna and John W. Mosley has steered his artistic career in a more meaningful direction. Lieutenant Colonel John W. Mosley was a […]

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North Student Earns Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholars Award
Story and photos by Gloria MoreliaAPS Communication Team Intern Angela Serwaa-Marfo, a high-performing eighth grader at North Middle School Health Sciences and Technology Campus, recently earned the Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholars award. As one of 60 nationwide scholarship winners, Serwaa-Marfo will be able to realize her full academic potential with the financial support of […]

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Rescheduled Reception for Outgoing and New Board Members – Dec. 1
*PLEASE NOTE: Due to weather conditions on Nov. 17, this event has been rescheduled for Dec. 1.* You are invited to a Dessert Reception In honor of outgoing  APS Board of Education member Mary W. Lewis and To welcome new APS Board of Education member Monica Colbert Tuesday, December 1, 20155:00 – 5:30 p.m.Educational Services […]

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APS Educators Help Colo. PE Teachers Reach New Heights
Congratulations to Aurora Frontier P-8 Physical Education Specialist Jennifer Ebbe-Handy, Hinkley High School PE Teacher Amy Farmer and Lyn Knoll Elementary School PE Teacher Chris Strater for earning the Society of Health and Physical Educators of Colorado Distinguished Service Award. The honor recognizes the ladies’ phenomenal work within the Colorado Department of Education Physical Education […]

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Lansing Teacher Earns Colorado Teacher of the Year Award
Congratulations to Jodi Venzara, Lansing Elementary School third grade teacher and English language acquisition teacher leader, for being named Colorado Teacher of the Year by Colorado Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages. Venzara earned CoTESOL’s Virginia French Allen Award, which recognizes her as top in the state for demonstrating excellence in ELA classroom […]

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American Education Week Nov. 16-20
Aurora Public Schools will join districts across the nation to celebrate American Education Week, Nov. 16-20. This week is a celebration of public education and recognition of individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education. American Education Week, sponsored by the National Education Association, and is celebrated the first […]

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Aurora Veterans Salute a Time to Honor and Reflect
Story and photos by Christina LaneAPS Communication Team Intern Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, veterans and family members recently attended the City of Aurora's 21st annual Aurora Veterans Salute. Hosted by the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, the community came together to honor the service of WWII […]

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November  2015
  • GED Testing Closed for Thanksgiving Break

  • Thanksgiving Break 11/26-11/27 - No School

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  • November 25, 2015

    GED Testing Closed for Thanksgiving Break

  • November 26, 2015

    Thanksgiving Break 11/26-11/27 - No School

  • November 30, 2015

    GED Testing

  • December 1, 2015

    Winter Sports Games Begin

  • December 1, 2015

    GED Testing

  • December 1, 2015

    Dessert Reception for Outgoing & New Board Members - Rescheduled

  • December 1, 2015

    BOE Regular Business Meeting @ ESC 4

  • December 2, 2015

    GED Testing

  • December 3, 2015

    GED Testing

  • December 4, 2015

    GED Testing

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