A charter school is a tuition-free public school operated by an independent board of directors that may be composed of parents, teachers and community members. A charter school is a school of choice within the school district, operating under a contract or "charter" between the board of the charter school community and the APS Board of Education.

Charter Schools in APS
 
Aman STEAM Academy
Opening PK-2 in Fall 2016
15540 E. 6th Ave. 80011Farrah Martin720-222-9598Fax: 720-262-3784
Aurora Academy
Grades K-8
10251 E. 1st Ave. 80010Pat Leger303-367-5983Fax: 303-367-5820
Aurora Expeditionary
Learning Academy
 (AXL)
Grades PK-8
14100 E. Jewell Ave. 80046Brent Rickman303-377-0758Fax:720-870-2610
Global Village Academy
Grades K-8
403A S. Airport Blvd. 80017Courtney Black303-309-6657Fax: 303-317-6538
Laurus Collegiate Charter School
Opening Fall 2017
Address TBDSara Taylor303-909-5089Fax: TBA
Lotus School for Excellence
Grades K-12
11001-A E. Alameda Ave. 80012Eray Idil303-360-0052Fax: 303-360-0071
Vanguard Classical School 
- East Campus
Grades K-12
1701 E. Ohio Dr. 80012Peggy Downs303-338-4110Fax: 303-388-4129
Vanguard Classical
School
- West Campus
Grades K-8
801 Yosemite St. Denver 80230Peggy Downs303-691-2384Fax: 303-226-5529

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