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APS Online High School

Enrollment: Approximately 200
APS Online High School offers 9th-12th grade students the same rigorous curriculum as other high schools, except that it is delivered online. APS Online is ideal for students who are pursuing a high school diploma or a GED in an online alternative to the traditional high school environment.


Lotus School for Excellence

Enrollment: Approximately 775
Lotus School is a tuition-free, K-12 college preparatory public charter school with an emphasis on Math, Science and Technology. Lotus offers small class sizes, technology-integrated classrooms, free tutoring and after-school programs. Lotus High School offers daily ACT Prep classes, AP and Concurrent enrollment classes as well as College Mentoring and Leadership Program which is aligned with Congressional Awards Program which aims to get our students into top US colleges.


Did You Know - DiversityAurora Central High School

Enrollment: Approximately 2100
Aurora Central offers unique educational opportunities through the Health Sciences Academy, Advanced Placement courses and a dual credit program. Aurora Central is an official satellite campus of the Community College of Aurora. Students can earn up to 50 hours of college credit in their high school classrooms.


Aurora West College 
Preparatory Academy

Enrollment: Approximately 200*
AWCPA provides unique learning opportunities in a close-knit, small school setting and offers a seamless transition from middle school into high school. AWCPA's close relationship with the Community College of Aurora allows students to take college courses, with the goal that every student will earn both a high school diploma and an associate degree.


New America School

Enrollment: Approximately 500 
Ideal for non-English-speaking students and families, New America School focuses on providing new immigrants and English Language Learners up to age 21 the educational tools and support they need to maximize their potential and earn their high school diploma.


Gateway High School

Enrollment: Approximately 1500
Gateway offers the STEM Pathway and International Baccalaureate Programmes. Gateway provides a productive learning environment and was the first APS high school to become a member of the Positive Behavior Intervention Support initiative, a program that rewards good behavior.


 Rangeview High School

Enrollment: Approximately 2100
Rangeview is known for its excellent Advanced Placement and Honors programs, STEM engineering pathway, diverse student body, cutting-edge performing arts and winning athletic teams. Rangeview offers a welcoming and equitable environment, and students and staff are actively involved in its No Place for Hate campaign.


High Schools in APSVista PEAK Preparatory

Enrollment: Approximately 400*
Vista PEAK provides a seamless transition from preschool through graduation on a single campus with new buildings and state-of-the-art classroom technology. Vista PEAK students take ownership of their own education by pursuing one of four academic and career pathways. 


Hinkley High School

Enrollment: Approximately 1900
Hinkley offers multiple college readiness opportunities, including the Arts and Communication and Health Sciences pathways, fully accredited International Baccalaureate Programmes and concurrent enrollment college courses taught by adjunct professors or professors from the Community College of Aurora.


 William Smith High School

Enrollment: Approximately 300
WSHS is a high-performing Expeditionary Learning High School open to all APS students. We utilize rigorous, engaging content that develops students' capacity to think critically, collaborate with others and create original work. Adventure, fieldwork and service support compelling curriculum that prepares all students for college and future careers.


* 9th and 10th grade enrollment only. Additional grades will be added each year.

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