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NEWS RELEASE #84
May 22, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.
WHAT:  Breaking ground on a new APS gifted and talented school
WHEN:  5:00 - 6:00 p.m., Wed., May 23
WHERE:  Gifted & Talented K-8 site, near East 1st Ave. and Airport Blvd.

APS BREAKS GROUND ON
NEW GIFTED & TALENTED K-8

Even more Aurora Public School students will now have an opportunity to join one of the top schools in Colorado.

APS is breaking ground on a new K-8 that will give more than 300 students access to Aurora Quest Academy, a program consistently ranked as one of the highest performing schools in Colorado.

The recently released third grade CSAP scores ranked Aurora Quest as one of only two schools where all students were proficient for the third year in a row.

“This new gifted and talented school will allow us to improve and expand our program,” said Nancy Williams, APS gifted & talented K-8 principal. “We are thrilled to offer more students the opportunity to join our school.”

The new site will be home to the Aurora Quest elementary and Summit Academy middle school programs that are now housed at other APS schools.

The new school will cater to the nearly 300 students already enrolled in this program, plus another 300 students accepted through open enrollment.

The project will be funded with bond dollars approved by district voters in 2002.

Directions:  From Airport Blvd., turn east on East 1st Ave. and continue past the APS Transportation Department, 160 Airport Blvd. and follow the signs to the groundbreaking.


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Communication Services

Georgia Durán, Director
303-344-8060, ext. 28015
FAX: 303-326-1939
e-mail: grduran@aps.k12.co.us
http://www.aps.k12.co.us/communications

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