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APS Welcome Center Hosts Inaugural Orientation Day
Immigrant and refugee families new to Aurora and the United States recently gained a better understanding of the U.S. educational system at the APS Welcome Center’s Inaugural Orientation Day. Attendees gathered at Aurora Central High School to take advantage of the valuable information provided in nearly 20 different languages. Following a warm welcome from APS Chief of […]


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South Student’s Experience is out of this World
South Middle School seventh grade student Tiyana Russell recently discovered the wonders of the galaxy at the Northrop Grumman Foundation Space Camp. South Dean of Students Alexandria Lindsay accompanied Russell on the exciting escapade to attend the Space Academy for Educators. Russell joined students from across the nation at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center […]


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North Students, Community Share Special Bond with School Garden
The students of North Middle School Health Sciences and Technology Campus may not have considered becoming professional chefs, but many of them are learning what it takes to plant and cultivate fresh crops for the kitchen.  Students from the after-school gardening club first pushed the idea of creating a garden four years ago. With some help […]


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APS Chief Scores Prestigious Award
Congratulations to Aurora Public Schools Chief Accountability and Research Officer Lisa Escárcega for earning the 2015 Colorado Association of School Executives Policy Leadership Award! This honor recognizes Escárcega’s significant contributions at the state capitol during the past legislative session. Escárcega, a former CASE president, became the voice for Colorado’s school leaders to the legislative body. […]


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APS and Denver Urban Debate League’s First-Year Partnership a Success
Students have spoken loud and clear: speech and debate is a must have in Aurora Public Schools! Last fall, the Denver Urban Debate League and Aurora Public Schools began a partnership to help introduce students to speech and debate, and the DUDL recently released a report showing just how popular the program was. The partnership […]


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GED Testing Schedule for September 2015
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Enrollment and Capacity Planning Update
In spring 2015, APS held a series of open houses and meetings to obtain community feedback on a variety of options to address school overcrowding. More than 600 participants attended open houses and meetings to learn more about the options and provide feedback. APS received nearly 1,000 print and online surveys during the engagement process. […]


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APS Kicks Off Fall Energy Challenge
In September, APS will kick off its Compete to Reduce Energy Challenge for the fall 2015 semester. The district-wide competition offers schools the opportunity to earn thousands in cash incentives by reducing energy use. Since fall 2014, schools have earned more than $40,000 in awards from the energy savings achieved. Any K-12 school group, student […]


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Schools Earn More than $29,000 in Spring Energy Challenge
Ten APS schools earned more than $29,000 in cash awards for reducing energy use in the district’s spring 2015 Compete to Reduce Energy Challenge. The top-performing schools and clubs in the high school, middle school and elementary school categories are: Hinkley High School Green Echoes - $10,575 (Pictured right) Aurora West College Preparatory Academy Choices […]


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Looking for an Affordable Homecoming Dress? Check Out #ThePromDressProject
If you're a high school student looking for an affordable homecoming dress, shoes and/or accessories, The Friends of Aurora Central High School Alumni Association is here to help!  The group is hosting its second installment of #ThePromDressProject on Aug. 19, 20 and Sept. 3 from 5-8 p.m. Students who are interested in finding that perfect, affordable […]


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Upcoming Events
  • September 3, 2015

    GED Testing

  • September 4, 2015

    Elementary Schools Professional Release Date - No School for Students at P-5 Schools ONLY

  • September 4, 2015

    GED Testing

  • September 5, 2015

    Middle School Girls' Swimming Meet

  • September 5, 2015

    Girls' Swimming Meet

  • September 7, 2015

    Labor Day - No School

  • September 8, 2015

    GED Testing

  • September 8, 2015

    Mid Sch Girls' Track

  • September 9, 2015

    GED Testing

  • September 9, 2015

    Boys' Track Meet

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