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Pilot Schools

What are Pilot Schools?

The Aurora Education Association and the APS Board of Education has approved the following schools for Pilot School status: Fulton Academy of Excellence, Fletcher Elementary School, Lyn Knoll Elementary and William Smith High School.

William Smith High School Video from Brad Stabio on Vimeo.

A Brief Pilot School History
In 2007, APS and AEA started a conversation about the feasibility of Pilot Schools and whether they could be an effective vehicle for school reform in APS. They understood that the innovative Pilot School structure could become a positive tool for reform and transformation.

In spring 2007, in the interest of continuing transformation and increasing student achievement, AEA and APS bargaining teams agreed to create a joint Pilot School Study Group. This group, made up of licensed teachers and principals, a classified staff member, the AEA president and the APS deputy superintendent, learned much about existing Pilot Schools in the U.S. This Web page and its links present a summary of what the group discovered.

In October 2007, both the Aurora Education Association and the Aurora Public Schools Board of Education approved the plan to create a Pilot School Program in APS and created a Memorandum of Understanding to guide the implementation. Then in 2011, through negotiations between the Board of Education and AEA, Article 44 was created to support and direct the ongoing development of Pilot Schools.

 

 

 

 


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